Tangy Cannellini Beans with Roasted Red Pepper

Hello everyone, My son is in a CBD oil study at Albert Einstein which means that I get to get out of dodge once a month. It may seem like a chore to drive all the way to the Bronx but it’s what you DO when you get to the Bronx that makes it exciting! […]

Roasted Carrots with Lemony Labne and Za’atar

Hello everyone! I LOVE carrots and they’re even better when they are roasted. You can seriously whip up this side dish in no time like a pro if you keep a few ingredients on hand like the shelf stable za’atar spice blend and some Greek Yogurt if you don’t have Labne. Throw some protein on […]

Couscous with Chicken and Raisins

Hello everyone, Yes, it’s another chicken dish. Chicken is astoundingly versatile and this one is a keeper. Ras el hanout spice mixture may sound terrifyingly exotic and obscure but it’s just a spice mix, much lke ranch dressing mix is a spice mix. You can get it in many Middle Eastern stores or order it […]

Homemade Pita Chips-EASY!!!!

Hi everyone, Please don’t waste food! If you buy 3 bags of fresh and delicious pita bread and they get old and hard because the kids in your house say they love pita but then don’t eat it and you get really annoyed because you work so damn hard to keep the inventory moving and […]

Extra Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies:

Hi everyone, The monotony of the pandemic/quarantine is truly driving me berserk. Don’t get me started on the stress of being cooped up with all these fighting teens, day in and day out. Although it is not great for the meno-paunch, I’ve been relying on my oven and pantry full of baking items to relieve […]

Moroccan Chicken with Vegetables

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that we have 2021 ahead of us, I suggest trying new hobbies that bring us joy or at least make our lives easier. I plan on branching out a bit in the kitchen. I will be putting together some virtual cooking classes so stay tuned! My repertoire will be expanding as […]

Romesco Chicken

I miss Spain. Making this dish reminds me of being there. I think it’s the peppers and the paprika. Sigh…. Romesco Chicken: Marinating the Chicken: 3 large chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2 inch by 2 inch pieces 6 large cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbs olive oil 2 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp salt In a […]

A Few Words About Chris Cornell-Now it’s Personal

What a cool version of “Black Hole Sun”, I thought. There was some jazzy guy singing the Soundgarden classic on WFUV as I drove to pick up my 8th grader from school. As I sat in the car I thought about how perfectly this awesome Grunge song lent itself to a jazz version. My son […]

Ode to Brian-Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! Brian and I just ate a huge and delicious meal to celebrate. Please join me in wishing my wonderful husband Brian a very happy birthday. Indulge me by listening to a little story. A story about Gustavo. When I had my first child, I attended a new mom’s support group  at the 14h […]