Lemon Curd & Thyme Tart

This lemon curd is so delicious, you could make it alone and serve it with toast, muffins, or scones for a special breakfast.  But pair it with this sweet yet savory shortbread tart crust and you've got the perfect dessert that will wow your mom for a very special homemade Mother's Day.   For The Crust:  1 … [Read more...]

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder: An Easter Recipe

If you are entertaining this Easter, you'll want a dish that can wow your guests that doesn't require a lot of work once they arrive. That's why I'm always a fan of slow-roasted meats since all the work is done in the oven while you take care of other things (or in my case sleep since I am a fan of roasting overnight)! And … [Read more...]

Poached Pears in White Wine

Poached fruit is always an elegant and light dessert that makes such a gorgeous presentation.  I'm rather obsessed with poached pears at the moment.  The great thing about pears is that they're available virtually year round since, much like apples, they store so well in root cellars.  It's amazing to have a local pear in … [Read more...]

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock is a kitchen staple I try to have on-hand at all times. It's perfect for soups and sauces, and gives quinoa and rice extra flavor when you use it in place of water. And the best part is, it's a cinch to make yourself, and a whole lot cheaper than buying it pre-made. Plus, those pre-packaged stocks contain lots … [Read more...]

Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa

We’ve been back in New York now for about a month but I still long for the sunshine of Miami since it’s dreary all day and dark by 4:30 PM here in Brooklyn.  I’ve tried drinking Hemingway Daiquiris to warm my soul and drown my sorrows, but without the sunshine and ocean breezes, they seem inappropriately fruity.  So I … [Read more...]

Spiced Chestnut Cookies – Gluten-Free

Well the holidays are just around the corner and you have one week and one weekend left to get those Christmas cookies going!  Lisa Ludwinski of "Funny Side Up" decided to stop by Hungry on Spreecast to spread the holiday cheer and give us some tips and tricks for Holiday Baking. She just moved to Detroit and has started … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Turkey

On Thanksgiving, your turkey is the main event.  And let me tell you, there's nothing better than a Heritage Breed Turkey.  Most of the turkeys bred in this country are of the broad-breasted white variety because - you guessed it - they have a lot of breast meat.  Not to mention the fact that they're injected with all sorts … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Soup

This dish was inspired by the flavors of fall, and a fantastic lesson on all things pumpkin in our Hungry in Brooklyn: Pumpkin episode.  Who says pumpkins were just for pie? For a festive twist on this simple soup, try serving it in hollowed out small pumpkins for a presentation your guests will be sure to … [Read more...]

Baked Eggs in Cast Iron

As you may have read in posts past, my mom is a huge influence on my food philosophy,  so I decided to create the perfect breakfast to honor her this Mother's Day.   Need a great gift idea for a Mother’s Day?  Why not buy your mom a cast iron skillet and use it to cook up this delicious egg dish? Breakfast in bed, and … [Read more...]

Beer-Braised Brisket

This is an excellent make-ahead dish. In fact, it gets better and better the longer it sits. Braise the day before and pop it back in the oven when you want to serve it for maximum flavor. I served mine over Pureed Parsnips, the perfect sweet accompaniment to this salty and zesty beef.  It's important to use beer that's … [Read more...]