This is a great go to when your running around juggling a hundred balls at once and want to put something tasty and healthy on the table. It takes the same amount of time as ordering a pizza- so skip that call and make this instead.   Two Chickens cut into 8 pieces each (breasts cut in half) 2 lbs new potatoes 1 bunch scallions 1 container cherry tomatoes 1/2 jar drained capers 2 sprigs rosemary 2 sprigs thyme kosher salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil   Pre-heat oven to 450. On a large sheet pan or baking pan add chicken drizzle evenly withRead More →

This recipe was born out of a last minute change in a recipe and out of it came something new and wonderful. Sometimes a last minute change will bring about something different and fun. So if your out of an ingredient – just roll with what you have.   12 Large ripe peaches                                       1 cup cider vinegar 1 shallot                                                      Read More →

Well, after much testing and much eating The All Things Yum Hamptons Summer Cookbook will be available at the end of July in East Hampton & Amagansett. It is a fun collection of easy and tasty recipes   which work for the casual family get together to a sit down dinner for forty! Using all of the great produce that is available in the summer on the East End of Long Island you will certainly find some new family favorites.Read More →

Like most home cooks unless it’s a special occasion or a dinner party, what’s for dinner is largely dictated by whats in the fridge. After a big shop options abound, but when I’m a couple of days out I need to figure out ways to spice up the old stand bys. I always buy whole birds – so generally there are a couple floating around ( we officially became a two bird family last year). They get roasted a bunch and I like to mix up the spices I use – generally chosen by what I’m in the mood for since I’m cooking. I likeRead More →

Like most recipes this was born out – what should I make for dinner. We usually have a solid selection of veggies from our CSA box so I try to work as many into a meal as possible. I feel very virtuous whenever I am able to make meals veggie centric and step away starchy pastas. I served this with grilled Asparagus . Serves 4 2 lb  boneless skinless thighs 1/4 cup dijon mustard 5 cloves garlic roughly chopped 2 tspn cumin 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 head red cabbage thinly sliced 2 yellow onions thinly sliced 1/2 cup apple cider 1 tbspn Butter KosherRead More →

This is a wonderfully simple slow and low Pork dish that makes for some mind blowing tacos. I prefer to use the small corn tortillas since the corn flavor works beautifully with the pork. As far as toppings its really up to you. I’ve always been a fan of black beans and they pair well with pork, but again Tacos are personal. I do recommend making the pickled onions as its a great recipe to have and holds well in the fridge .   3 lb Pork sirloin or boneless pork shoulder * 1 bottle ginger beer 1 orange cut in half 1 yellow onionRead More →

So you’ve invited a bunch of people over for dinner and now you need to figure out what you are going to feed them. I love to invite people over for dinner and given a couple of glasses of wine the guest list grows exponentially. The food sets the tone for the night and you want a meal that allows you to enjoy your own party. I remember a party I threw in my 20’s where I was whipping food out of my tiny NYC kitchen feeling a bit tweaked and a guest asked me if I was ok. A stressed host makes for uncomfortableRead More →

I love side dishes. Many times they are the favorite part of the meal for me. The great thing is that if you double the portions a heartier side can become the star of its very own meal. This recipe can be served as one dish – which makes for a wonderful vegetarian and vegan meal or keep the squash and beans separate and you have two lovely sides that work beautifully with Roasted Chicken. Either way it certainly gives you options. Roasted Spaghetti Squash w White Beans and Tomatillas   I Spaghetti Squash cut in half and cleaned out 1 can small white beansRead More →

Life is crazy hectic and many times complicated, which is why I find so much pleasure in simple easy food. Food that is based on a handful of ingredients and is brought into it’s own usually with a long period of slow cooking. These recipes fill your home with a comforting smell that brings a calmness to everyone – even the most wild child. I like the frugality of these recipes as well. How very little expense can feed a crowd .They would also, be lovely for a casual gathering flushed out by some beautiful cheeses and a crusty loaf of bread, perhaps a greenRead More →

With all the Hoopla about Turkey Day we often forget that in between breakfast and the Big Event that there is another meal. With four small children telling them to grab some cheese and crackers is not an option. So I’ve come up with some easy make ahead options. I love Lentil Soup with Veggies. It’s healthy, light and does not use coveted space in the oven. Round this out with a grilled cheese and you have a great lunch in under 15 minutes- which can handily be eaten somewhere other then the kitchen.   Lentil Soup with Vegetables 1 Bag Yellow Lentils 2 mediumRead More →