Fourth of July Recipes

Looking for festive recipes to make this weekend? Here are a few that will add some red, white & blue to your Fourth of July holiday.  

You can't go wrong with a trifle, and putting a little orange zest into the whipped cream adds a nice touch of citrus.

Berries and Creme Trifle

Patriotic Trifle


Fruit Pizza  I've never tried jelly on it (as the recipe recommends) but it may be good. I'll be making a rectangular version this weekend using strawberries and blueberries to create a flag.


And last but not least, who doesn't love an old school Ice Box Cake 


Have a fun and delicious July 4th weekend!

My top recipe picks for Easter

Easter is only a few days away so I wanted to share some of my top picks in case you are cooking and still looking for something to make. Even if you have your menu set, these recipes are great for any springtime dinner or even for Mother’s Day! Appetizers-

Puff Pastry Tart with Asparagus and Burrata

Maple Bacon Baked Brie 

Seven Layer Dip (I like to swap out the olives for pickled jalapeños)

Ricotta and Pea Crostini


Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Crispy Potato Bake 

Peas and Prosciutto 

7-Layer Salad 

Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts 

Ambrosia Salad 


Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin 

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Asparagus, Spinach and Feta Quiche  

Boursin Cheese Frittata 

Swiss Chard and Onion Frittata 


Mixed Berry Pavlova 

Italian Cream Cake 

Carrot Cake 

Salted Caramel Layer Cake

Bunny Chow

Mixed Berry Trifle 


Happy Easter!

Puffed pasty wrapped bacon anyone??

I was drooling when I saw this recipe for Bacon Cheddar Twists in Puff Pastry on Brunch at Bobby's the other day and had to share. I can't wait to make this as a Sunday morning treat and for the upcoming Easter holiday! I think I'll use the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe's instead of poppy seeds though. Oh and by the way, and he happened to mention Mrs. London's in Saratoga on this episode too! Love a little upstate NY love on national TV!



The Perfect Winter Meal

Winter is upon us yet again which means comfort food. I wanted to share this amazing recipe from Food & Wine that we made on Christmas Eve, and it ended up being a huge hit! The sweetness of the root vegetable mash went so well with the savory braised beef short rib, it was perfect combo. We plan on making it a few more times this winter. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Braised Short Ribs with Root Vegetable Mash

It's National S'mores Day! Let's get ROASTED!

Top 10 Dessert Recipes of 2012

I am taking a few weeks off from filming “Bite Me” in order to get ready for my wedding, so I don’t have any new businesses to feature.  I missed blogging so I decided to come up with a list of the top 10 desserts that look unbelievably delicious from food bloggers.  Here they are in no particular order.  Enjoy!

  1. Brownie Cupcake with Cookie Dough Frosting
  2. Cannoli Dip
  3. Oreo Cookie Spread
  4. Nutella Cupcakes filled with Nutella
  5. Twix Caramel Popcorn
  6. Butterscotch Blondie Bars with Peanut Pretzel Caramel
  7. Sweet and Salty Brownies
  8. Nutella Chocolate Bread Pudding
  9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
  10. Brownie Bowls with Oreo Ice Cream