On My Plate

Visit for a peek at the latest food (and drink) on my plate. Hit the Recipes page for more fun meal ideas, including new ways to elevate breakfast!

Hello, “Pumking!”

The arrival of fall means my favorite seasonal craft beer is back in stores. I’m cooking up a tasty meatless chili with Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing!

The Best Bread Pudding

In honor of what would have been my Gram’s 99th birthday, I’m sharing her recipe for the most wonderful bread pudding. She would say, “adjust it any way you like!”

Chicken Cacciatore

My Nonna always used to say… oh, wait, I never had an Italian grandmother! But with a little research and good ingredients, anyone can rock a classic Italian comfort food.

Mahi Hemingway

I’m showing you how easy it can be to re-create a favorite restaurant seafood pasta dish at home, enjoying all the same flavors (and the upscale presentation) at a fraction of the price!

Mr. Bones and the Harvest Moon

I’m putting a Comfort du Jour twist on a classic New York sour cocktail, bringing in rye, pears and smoked maple, all in celebration of this evening’s “Harvest Moon!”

My Favorite PB&J

Everybody knows about the simple joy of PB&J, but my family has always employed a fun twist that makes this childhood favorite something much more memorable.