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…

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque- New York, NY

My #1 BBQ joint in Manhattan for brisket and beef ribs! So why am I featuring pastrami? Good question. Mighty Quinn’s just introduced a new Smoked Pastrami sandwich to their menu. As a BBQ lover, I am always asking people for suggestions on where to get good BBQ in New York City. Surprisingly, no one ever mentioned…

Salted Caramel Cheesecake with a Brownie Crust

During the holidays I set out to create a cheesecake that incorporated all my favorites; chocolate chips, brownies and salted caramel sauce. I have a basic cheesecake recipe that I use and add various ingredients to create different flavors. The recipe on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese package is a good recipe to follow for a simple cheesecake. It took two attempts at…

Sweet Revenge, New York, NY

Sweet Revenge is a small restaurant in the West Village section of Manhattan. The restaurant features a cupcake, beer & wine bar and is known for pairing wine and beer with their cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies and pies. A co-worker of mine offered to treat me to lunch. Knowing how much I love sweets and dessert, he suggested Sweet Revenge as an option. The…

Storyville American Table- Huntington, NY

Storyville American Table is located in downtown Huntington Village. Tucked away on Green Street, Storyville offers a nice ambiance with a flair of New Orleans cuisine.  The exterior is nicely lit in the evening giving it a warm appeal. This is the one place on Long Island residents can visit to get New Orleans/Cajun favorites…

Taste of DC

    I went to my first food truck event in the nation’s capital, “Taste of DC”. Fortunately, it was a beautiful fall day although a bit too hot. I think the nice weather brought out more people than expected. Most of the vendors appeared to be understaffed and not stocked with enough food to feed…

City Line Bar & Grill- Albany, NY

  During my last trip to Albany, my daughter and I had dinner at City Line Bar & Grill. It was located next door to our hotel so we walked over after a long day to get a bite to eat. The place was packed inside and out. There is a deck in the back of the restaurant which was…

Cornbread Stuffing with Sage Sausage and Cranberries

This Thanksgiving I decided to change my traditional cornbread stuffing and swap out the chicken thighs for sage sausage and add dried cranberries to make it extra special. This was a big hit with my family. My son gave me the ultimate compliment when he told me he loved my stuffing and no one makes…