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 →

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 →

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 →

This recipe is a great way to highlight one of my favorite fall vegetables. The squash can be roasted a couple of days ahead so its a great prep recipe for the upcoming week.   1 spaghetti squash 2 cups shredded cheddar and mozzarella mixed 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 small yellow onion sliced thinly 1 tspn salt 1/2 tspn freshly ground black pepper (or several turns of the grinder) 2 teaspoon olive oil   Pre- heat oven to 400. Cut squash in half, scrape out seeds and place on a baking sheet. Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil onto each half and rub theRead More →

Fall is go time for me. I’m coming off a long summer of late nights, fun with friends and lots out of outdoor time. In the summer I focus almost all of my energy outside on my garden and the inside tends become rather neglected. This is when I tear into my various design projects. Broken toys and stained beyond repair items are given the boot. This is my favorite time to re-giggering various things and given those tired rooms a quick facelift. When I first started having children it was all very classic- smocked dresses, everything monogrammed, t strap lady janes , shetland sweatersRead More →

  This is a fun play on traditional Sangria- which is also, not as cloyingly sweet as some of the other recipes out there. I use whatever fruit is in Season- peaches & Strawberries go particularly well here. The mint adds a wonderful freshness . This recipe serves 8 people for cocktails.   3 Bottles Rose 1 cup rum 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup pink lemonade 3 peaches – sliced 1 quart strawberries de- stemmed and sliced 2 mangos sliced thinly Juice of 1 orange Combine the Rum, Sugar and Fruit in a small mixing bowl, cover and let sit for 30 mins. In aRead More →