Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I’ve never been a huge Pumpkin Pie fan. I know, call it blasphemy, especially on the holiday that wouldn’t be complete without it. Unless, that is, you make a pumpkin roll - but that just seems way too old-fashioned or Paula Deen for my tastes. Enter: The Pumpkin Whoopie Pie. The perfect mixture of cake and frosting, … [Read more...]

Caffeine Cupcakes – Cocoa, Coffee, & Cola

My friend Michael Cyril Creighton and I go way back - so far back that we dressed up as holiday characters together for our special editions of Best Night Ever at Vh1. Ah, the good ol’ days. But now we each have our own web series, and we thought it was about time for another collabo. Michael plays Jack in his creation, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Locally made, high quality, great tasting. Those are just some ways to describe confections from The Madelaine Chocolate Company. Located in Far Rockaway, Queens, they’ve been family-owned and operated since the thirties, and certainly take pride in both their roots and their chocolate.  We here at Hungry in Brooklyn were … [Read more...]

Coq Au Vin

I love Coq au Vin.  There's something so amazing about chicken simmering slowly in red wine - the acidity and the sweetness working together to make the most delicious stew.  While most versions are served over mashed potatoes, I decided to add diced potatoes to the recipe for a one-pot stew that's both simple and hearty. … [Read more...]

Southern “Pepsi” Cake

I’ve never been big into baking:  it’s such a science; and to put it plainly, science has never been my forte.  I like to be whimsical and experimental in the kitchen.  A splash of this here, a little extra salt there, swap out thyme for rosemary et voila, you’ve created your own recipe.  Change too many ingredients in … [Read more...]