January Best Bites

January Best Bites

January Best Bites I enjoyed lots of tasty treats in January, including a highly successful first time using a waffle maker. But I didn’t make batter, instead I dipped stale-ish panettone in an eggy French toast/milk mixture and plopped it on there to make Panettone French Toast. That was incredibly good! I was also quite … Continue reading

December’s Best Bites

December’s Best Bites

Ah, December, the most celebratory and calorie-laden month of the year! Here’s mine, culinarily speaking, from quiche to sausage to turkey (twice!) to rib roast, and a reckless splurge on the complete (to date) series of Short Stack Editions. Fish & Chips at Main Street (review here). Christmas Day dinner with friends at Shanghai Park, which … Continue reading

Recipe Of the Month – Pan-Fried Camembert Sandwich 

Recipe Of the Month – Pan-Fried Camembert Sandwich 

Bet you thought this month’s special recipe would be that gorgeous rib roast of beef I made right before Christmas. But instead I’m going with this Pan-Fried Camembert Sandwich from the BBC, such a simple little thing, but with a big payoff in luxurious flavor. (Click here for the recipe.) I always have some type of cranberry sauce around (though you … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 

Merry Christmas 

Dear readers, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or the best of whatever holiday(s) you celebrate! I was back to my old routine of preparing a cheese tray for my brother and sister-in-law’s dinner this year. Here’s a photo of it and a list of the contents. (One of the cheeses is “standing alone” because of a … Continue reading

November is the cruelest month

November is the cruelest month

November is the cruelest month Yes, I know the cruelest month is supposed to be April, but for me it’s November, the month of the time change that plunges us into early darkness. That really cramps my style since I’m not a morning person and not fond of going out when it’s already dark, especially … Continue reading

October’s Best Bites

October’s Best Bites

OCTOBER’S BEST BITES October was a lazy month for me in the kitchen (under the weather), so I indulged in lots of shortcuts and easy meals, including some FreshDirect specialties like their excellent grass fed beef chili and chicken tortilla soup, which I’ve posted photos of previously. The captions below describe some of October’s dishes, … Continue reading

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

If you haven’t visited Antimo’s Italian Kitchen in Hopewell, I urge you to do so. Once or twice a year I’ll meet my friend Marie there, because her husband, Nino Galastro, is the Executive Pasta Chef at Antimo Iovine’s restaurant. I love to catch up with Marie; it seemed that when we first met we … Continue reading