Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese & Arugula

Beets are an amazing vegetable - they store really well in a root cellar and because of that, are available virtually year-round at your local farmers' market. They're also really good for you!  On a recent episode of HiB, Chef Cal Elliott of Rye made us a Beet Ravioli that was by far the best beet dish I had ever tasted. … [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...]

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I’m usually a vinaigrette kind of girl, but boy do I hate to waste ingredients. So whenever I have buttermilk around from baking or pancakes, I make a jar of Buttermilk Ranch Dressing to use up the rest of the carton. And guess what? It’s almost as easy as opening up a bottle of the store-bought stuff that usually contains … [Read more...]

Pan-Seared Peconic Bay Scallops

Usually when we think of scallops, we picture the large Sea Scallop or Diver Scallop that's about two inches in diameter and popular on fancy menus.  But Bay Scallops are equally delicious (when sourced properly) and because of their smaller size, are perfect for pasta dishes and paella.  The sweetest and most decadent of … [Read more...]

Oven-Roasted French Fries

I recently got rid of my microwave to make room for an ice cream machine and food processor.  I figured I would get a lot more use out of the latter two items, and well— I just don’t have the counter space for anything else.  So when Jeff Slagg of Sel De Mer told me I should have a deep-fryer to make the perfect french … [Read more...]