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...]

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...]

Tim’s Gin Toddy

When Tim Monaghan invited us to Hotel Delmano on a recent episode of HiB to learn about festive cocktails for the holidays, I knew he would have something awesome up his sleeve.  Tim's Gin Toddy is a festive twist on the hot toddy.  Hot Toddies are generally made with bourbon, but Tim decided to use gin instead.  He pairs … [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...]

Brook Trout – Oven Roasted

Brook Trout is a delicious mild, flaky fish that is available sustainably year round.  It's super elegant when served butterflied and head-on, but you can always ask your fish monger to remove the head and tail.  This recipe is for one trout, which is a great dinner for two when paired with other hearty side dishes.  Though … [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...]

Lemon Rosemary Pizza

Pizza is the perfect food.  It’s delicious, versatile, and good for you.  At least that’s what I tell myself.  But no matter how good your local pizzeria is, sometimes nothing compares to a pie you make yourself.  And the best part about pizza is that you can be creative, feed a crowd and please everyone all at the same … [Read more...]