This is a super easy make ahead kinda of recipe. Come August the Corn in East Hampton is to die for and I try to use it as much as possible. This is a fun play on Corn and Mozzarella that would work as an entree for lunch of a side for Dinner with Grilled Meat or Chicken. Either way it’s simple and yummy!   12 ears of corn 2 poblano peppers 1 ball fresh mozzarella 1 bunch basil 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup pine nuts 1 cup extra virgin olive oil zest of one lemon salt pepper olive oil   Shuck andRead More →

Chilled Marinated Mussels with Summer Veggies I love recipes that are easy to make and feed a crowd. The summer for me is about eating tons of fresh bright food. The more local the better. We eat lots and of fish and shellfish in the summer. I love to tell my kiddos that whatever they are eating was swimming around in the bay with them that morning. Clams , Mussels and their assorted cousins are some of my favorite things to eat. They are best served in a large bowl with loaves of crusty bread and large bowls for the empty shells. There is somethingRead More →

A Last Minute Menu for a Crowd The Summer for me is all about the impromptu gathering. I do this a ton. My life is pretty hectic so making plans in advance is usually a futile exercise since, inevitably something comes up and the best laid plans are thrown to the wind. This why I love the last minute thrown together dinner or weekend lunch. There is not enough time for the wheels to come off the wagon. The key to the last minute gathering is having an arsenal of go to of recipes that do not require exotic ingredients or elaborate prep work. FocusRead More →

I love this recipe. My mom made a version of it growing up and my parents always had champagne with it. For me it hits all of the right notes. If your not a lamb person – you can substitute any ground meat really. There are a lot of bold flavors, but trust me that they all play amazingly well together.   Best Lamb Burger Ever 1 1/2 lbs ground lamb 1 tablespoon plain yogurt – you can use regular or greek 1 tspn ground cumin 1 tspn kosher salt 1 tspn black pepper 1 clove garlic finely minced 2 teaspoons chopped chives blue cheeseRead More →

Birthday’s are a big deal in our house. We make a huge deal about the kiddos birthdays. With a big family the kids tend to be treated like a herd- so Birthday’s are a great opportunity to give everyone some extra special attention. I always ask the birthday boy or girl what they want for their special meal and I am always amazed at how specific they are. Three year olds have strong opinions about food and what they want to eat. ¬†Gogo loves french onion dip- nothing fancy here sour cream with onion soup mix and for the Birthday Cake I went with aRead More →

One of the many wonderful culinary pleasures of East Hampton is the amazing selection of fresh fish. I make a point of getting what is local and really you can’t go wrong. This is a fun and casual dinner – something about the family style approach and the tearing and dipping of bread that just makes the evening feel laid back. I was lucky enough have my talented friend John Jaxheimer for dinner that night with his lovely wife and he shot the feature image- if you spend any time out here then you have seen his pictures grace the side of the Jitney asRead More →

This is great for a group. The ribs are basically self saucing so all you have to do is let them rest for a bit and serve with your side of choice. I love coleslaw or a big green salad- or in the summer a traditional potato salad would really hit the spot.Read More →

I love wings and beer and bar food. Which can be challenging living in NYC where most women live on salad and white wine. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone out to dinner and the call is to share a couple of appies instead of a proper meal. Anyway, I love wings so I like to make them. This is a great recipe it takes a couple of steps ,parts can be made ahead and it’s actually healthy- everything baked and the sauce is yogurt- so have that extra beer or two and kick back and enjoy.Read More →