Pantry Must Haves

How often do you reach into your cupboard scanning for a spice, a salad dressing, or a roaming can of tomato sauce? Molly and I have pulled together a list to keep your pantry stocked so you can quickly whip up a vinaigrette, make a quick pasta or finish a meal without running to the…

Be Mine, Valentine (and Kitchen Twine)

Molly and I thought it could be of help to you and your valentine this year to suggest a few kitchen essentials to make that romantic February 14th even more special. Cue the garlic press… Here is a roundup of some of my necessary kitchen items that will not only help you prepare the perfect…

Mini Trees

I grew up with parents who asked that I eat everything on my plate. That included steamed, mushy yellow squash (I still reflexively gag when I think about it), steamed Brussels sprouts (I only do roasted sprouts, thank you), and limp broccoli. I’d have to close my eyes, and after much protestation, I’d cry and…

Roast Chicken Rules

For our weekly recipe for The Dinner Dance, Molly and I wanted to choose one of the most basic dishes that everyone should know how to cook. My brother has been begging me for years to write down this recipe. It’s so basic it’s crazy I haven’t written about this before. So here it is…

Perfect Softies! (Plus Tips for Mommies)

You may have noticed that I love eggs. I think many many people love eggs too. But not everyone knows how to make eggs that are just perfect. I’ve practiced a lot over the years and I want to share how to make the perfect versions of my favorite ways to eat eggs. In our…

For Billionaires and Babes, the Perfect Pasta Sauce

My most current experience as a private chef was working for one of the wealthiest men in the world, Ron Perelman. He owns Revlon. I no longer buy Revlon products. That’s not the point of my story though. I barely ate pasta until I started cooking for the Perelman family. Pasta has never been a…

Perfect Sunnies

What food is more representative of breakfast than an egg? There are so many ways to cook an egg, but one of my favorites is two eggs, sunny side up. Molly, founder of Bluebonnet Babies, has been keeping me in the loop of what kind of things are easy for her to cook, while she’s…

Lemon, Potato and Olive Braised Chicken Thighs, Fuggedaboutit

The first recipe Molly and I are including in our series of The Dinner Dance is something so simple that you can just leave it in the oven and fuggedaboutit. Braised chicken thighs are really hard to mess up. It takes about 30 minutes to cook thoroughly, but another 10 or 20 minutes makes the…

The Dinner Dance

I’m 33, but soon, oh so very soon, will I be 34. My Facebook and Instagram feeds are full of photos of engagements, bridal parties and picture perfect weddings, but something else has crawled into those images. Cute babies. My feed now is sharing those “first” moments with all my friends and acquaintance moms out…

Balmoral Brekky at the Boathouse

On our last day in Sydney, we woke up early to have a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. We were staying in Mosman and had planned to stop in Bondi for breakfast and a last look at Iceberg’s picture-perfect views. My friend Wayne had recommended breakfast in Balmoral several weeks ago but we…