Big Apple Barbecue Block Party NYC 2017

  The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in New York City is one of my favorite events. It takes place over 2 days. I managed to attend both Saturday and Sunday this year. I don’t recall ever doing that before. I had such a good time on Saturday I decided to go back on Sunday to…

Max Brenner- New York, NY

  Max Brenner-New York is located in the Union Square vicinity.  The location is great and the atmosphere inside makes for a nice dining experience.  I had dinner with my friend Jeanette after work. We had a lovely evening.  We had reservations so we were seated at our table right away. The service was good and the menu…

Waffles, waffles and more waffles.

I was inspired to make waffles topped with pineapples and bananas. I sautéed the pineapples in butter and brown sugar before placing them over the waffles.  I sautéed the bananas in butter only. Instead pancake syrup, I made a salted caramel sauce to add a different burst of flavor. They wouldn’t be complete without the finishing touch of whipped cream and a…

Skillet Brownie Cheesecake Sundaes

What do you do when you are craving both brownies and cheesecake? You combine the two to make something out of this world!!!! I had 4 cast iron cookie skillets so I decided to try 4 variations of the same ingredients. Each skillet has both brownie and cheesecake. I used boxed brownie mix along with a combination of…

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional meal for St. Patrick’s Day. I happened to come across a restaurant that was serving corned beef and cabbage pizza in honor of the holiday. It was amazingly delicious.  It’ not something most people would ever think of but I am so glad I tried it. I will…

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes are the perfect dessert. These are great when you are having a few guests over for dinner or just coffee, tea and dessert. You can serve them with fresh whipped cream and strawberries or drizzle your favorite topping over them like I did. Either way, they look and taste great. Make your…

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings have been around for decades. This was a regular dessert in my house as a child. I have fond memories of my sister making these for us on a Friday or Saturday night. They didn’t last very long. As soon as they came out of the oven we devoured them and…

Harbs Restaurant-New York, NY

As I was walking along 9th Ave in Chelsea, I happened to casually look in the window of Harbs Restaurant. I was totally blown away by the exquisite cakes on display. They were so unique I was intrigued by what I was seeing. The Green Tea Mousse Cake immediately caught my eye. I was on…

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

I decided to treat myself to Banana Chocolate Chip waffles. I made this with real mashed bananas and milk chocolate chips incorporated into the mix and topped it with confectioners sugar and whipped cream. Yummy. Bon Appetit!

Apple and Cream Ravioli

  Apple and Cream dessert ravioli, who knew?  I went to my local ravioli store, Deer Park Ravioli, to pick up lobster and shrimp ravioli. While browsing through the varieties in the case, the owner pointed out the Apple and Cream ravioli. He mentioned it was a dessert ravioli so I immediately wanted to know more. I wasn’t familiar with…

Spice Chelsea Corner- New York, NY

  Spice has been a longtime favorite of mine for a quick Thai lunch. There are several locations providing fast service which makes it a great option within the normal lunch hour. Since changing jobs I am no longer able to get there for lunch during the week. Luckily, I was in the area on a Saturday…

Pies-n-Thighs- Brooklyn, New York

Finally! I’ve heard about Pies-n-Thighs for some time now but I never made it to Williamsburg to taste and see for myself until recently. Like most of the restaurants I have been to lately, it was very small. It was so small my cousins and I were asked to wait outside until a table was available. We had about a 25-minute wait. This…