Clyde Frazier’s Wine And Dine-New York

Attempting to take advantage of New York Restaurant Week, my friend and I decided to have dinner at Clyde Frazier’s Wine And Dine. The location was perfect. Situated on the corner of 37th Street and 10th Avenue made it convenient for us to walk to Penn Station for our train ride home. We had a 6:00pm reservation….

Morgan’s Barbecue-Brooklyn, NY

Family night out with my cousins is becoming a welcomed weekend event. Our latest outing was to Morgan’s Barbecue in Brooklyn, where most of them reside. I learned of Morgan’s from an episode of Bravo’s Network’s “Best New Restaurant”. Once I heard the cast rave about the brisket, this was a no-brainer for me. To make this…

Courtney’s Cupcake Creations

My daughter, Courtney, has been teaching herself how to decorate cupcakes. She found a recipe for frosting online which she now uses consistently. She is learning how to create different colors and various looks by changing the tips on the bag. These are some of her first attempts at decorating. I have to say I am impressed for someone who…

Havana Central- Roosevelt Field

After seeing pictures of my daughter’s delicious looking meal at Havana Central, I moved it to the top of my “must try” list. I immediately made plans with a friend to have dinner there. The atmosphere was very pleasant featuring live entertainment which is always a plus. There were several tables celebrating special occasions so the environment was…

Corn on the cob with Banana Cornbread Butter and Organic White Popcorn

Inspired by Root & Bone’s corn on the cob with cornbread butter, we added our own twist to it.  My son Gabe, combined banana bread with cornbread to create something spectacular. We used organic white popcorn which we popped ourselves.  Paired with a juicy steak followed by a cupcake for dessert made for a delicious meal….

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…