Shrimp Satay

When I was a kid I used to go to cooking camps over the summer (don’t judge me).  They were actually really frickin fun!  As an adult now, I would LOVE to take cooking classes for weeks at a time, but the prices in NYC make my brain hurt.  But the good thing about the…

Cheesy Corn and Asparagus Chowder with Garlic Parmesan Toast Crisps

With the weather cooling off comes one of my favorite things: SOUP SEASON!  I’m a soup addict; they’re usually so easy, healthy, hearty, and great to pack for lunch for the next couple days!  So now that’s it’s fall I have an official excuse to make big batches of them weekly.  Last night I decided…

Sojourn, Upper East Side

It feels like FOREVER since I got to get a good boozy brunch!  I feel like the past couple weekends we’ve always had something to do which has hindered our ability to sit down to a nice delicious brunch with unlimited alcohol.  And honestly brunch is my FAVORITE event of my week, so I would…

Drunken Munkey, Upper East Side

I am so happy to be writing this blog post.  The reason being is because last night I got to try Drunken Munkey on the Upper East Side, and I enjoyed myself so much that I wanted to share it with you.  This place was off the hook, and I’ve been raving about it ever since!  It’s…

Hofbräu Bierhaus, Midtown East

I can’t say when I last ate at a German restaurant.  And by German, I mean actually German.  Not a beer garden that serves pretzels (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  If I really had to think back the only thing I can remember is eating at the German Oktoberfest Bierhaus at Busch Gardens…

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread

This here is another recipe from my childhood that brings back a lot of great memories.  It used to be one of my favorite treats that my mom would make, and I honestly think I could eat the entire thing in one sitting.  I don’t think there is a single living person out there who…

South Street Smorgasburg, Financial District

Alright everyone, this one’s gonna be a long one.  Reason being is that Matt and I hit up Smorgasburg at South Street Seaport today.  Now, for those of you who don’t know what Smorgasburg is, it’s literally the New York food lover’s dream.  All the best culinary creations in the city are condensed into one…

Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Everyone has those recipes that they like to whip out for special occasions.  For me, these Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise have become the go-to recipe for a special dinner (Food and Wine, 2012).   I originally got the recipe from the 2012 Food and Wine Annual Cookbook (you can see the original recipe here), and honestly…

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill, East Village

Every now and then Matt and I get to go out to a place that’s really exquisite.  Usually the 5 star places are saved for a special occasion like an anniversary or a Broadway show.  Matt’s birthday is coming up tomorrow though, so on Saturday night our good friends treated us to an amazing dinner…

Coppola’s, Upper West Side

Friday night, all I wanted in the world was a nice good meal after a hectic work week.  This means that I wanted by boyfriend to take me out.  Something about sitting down at a nice place and being served delicious food with flowing wine and bread really just makes everything okay.  So after Matt…

Easy Mexican-Style Veggies and Rice

Sometimes when I’m feeling lazy and I want something easy yet tasty I like to throw veggies and rice together with some spices and call it a day.  I mean it’s healthy, filling, and you can pretty much convert rice and veggies into any kind of flavor style you’re in the mood for.  This recipe…

Daddy’s Crushin’ It Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce

You know how growing up you have those certain meals that stick with you for the rest of your life?  This baby’s one of them.  Honestly, what’s better then a huge plate of spaghetti and homemade tomato sauce?  Topped with piles of delicious cheese and steaming hot?  And I’m not just tooting my own horn,…