Month: August 2016

HOT CHOCOLATE CUP CAKES

HOT… SWEET… CHOCOLATE!  What more is there to say, other than YUM!  This chocolate cake/cup-cake recipe is my all time favorite. It is moist, rich in flavor, and with the right amount of heat to be memorable. The addition of coffee adds a moistness from the oils in coffee while […]

GRILLED STUFFED SQUID

As a first-class cook, I am going to stick my neck out and say something I am sure to get chopped for, “The uneducated palate eats everything fried”! Squid, for example; nine times out of ten, people eat it fried. Why? Because options are rarely available. This recipe is sure […]

BLUEBERRY PIE

  Fruit pies are my absolute favorite dessert! This Blueberry pie is delicious year round. When other fruits are in season, such as cherries, peaches, or figs, swap out in place of the blueberries using this recipe, and you are sure to impress your guests… as well as yourself! Makes […]

POLENTA MUFFINS

  A lazy week-end brunch in August. I can think of nothing I enjoy more than a European Brunch: Breads, Fruits, Tea or Coffee. Since it is late in August, corn is quite abundant here on the east coast. Some of the best polenta I have ever made, was made […]

CORN ICE CREAM WITH PERNOD

  CORN, CORN, SWEET CORN! During the summer months, it seems that roadside stands for Sweet Corn are in every town across America. If corn is sweet, then why don’t we have more recipes for desserts made with corn? Well, we do now! The Corn Ice Cream recipe I have created […]

MAC & CHEESE CRAB ROLL

I suppose I always thought of Mac & Cheese as a kids dish, after all, that is what my kids often requested. But, when Food Network’s Clash of the Grandmas challenged me to create something unique and hand-held with “Mac and Cheese”, I thought, ‘adult, my Mediterranean roots, and Maryland, where I […]