Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday's @ 6

Want two hours on a Friday after a long, hard, day at work where you can drink free beer and take a tour of a brewery? Look no further Rhode Islanders! Newport Storm invites 50 of their closest facebook friends to join them every Friday at 6pm at their Brewery in Newport to have happy hour! This amazing way to start your weekend is at no cost to you and you get to drink pint after pint of your favorite Newport Storm brew!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Top Foodie Tips for Summer

Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means.... BBQ's, beers, and lots of hot dogs and hamburgers. I came across this summer food tips on Food and thought I would share them with you awesome readers!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quinoa & Pineapple Fried Rice

So my pineapple filled dishes lives on in this quinoa fried rice! I love fried rice ( and most fatty, greasy Chinese food for that matter.) I've been making healthier versions of Chinese food at home for some time now like sticky orange chicken. Fried rice is something I have not tackled before, so what better time than the present?I used a recipe from Cooking Light. My favorite go to for light recipes!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Grilled Veggie & Goat Cheese Crostini

Summer is here people! I was looking for a light dinner and did not want to even step foot near my stove. I found this recipe on Whole and I could not wait to get home and grill my dinner! These are what I would call a fancy open face sandwich and it could not be easier to cook! If you were looking for smaller portions for appetizer just use smaller portions of bread and slice veggies a bit smaller and this will wow your guests!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spicy Turkey & Pineapple Tacos with a Lime Crema

Mexican lovers rejoice! I have found the taco that tickles all the taste buds! Hot,sweet,crunchy and tart. This taco has it all! As a lover of Mexican food, I could not help, but make a summer twist on the usual taco. To brighten up the flavor I used chopped pineapple! Sounds weird? Fruit in a taco? Trust me, it's delicious! It actually gives the turkey some caramelization and balances out the spiciness of the jalapeno and chipotle powder.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cinnamon-Hazelnut Biscotti

Happy Father's Day to all of those amazing dad's in the world!! My dad has been so supportive of my blogging so it was only fair that I made him some of these delicious biscotti for him to enjoy for Father's Day this year. And let me tell you, this was one heck of a gift because I tasted these and they were delicious!

Me & My Dad!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Less is More: Cacio e Pepe

I am starting to realize sometimes less is more. It is a rare event that I will actually make a recipe that has more than 10 ingredients so when I heard about this recipe from my friend Darci, I was ready to cook it immediately. She ate this when we went to  Eataly in NYC and once I saw ( and tasted) this simple dish I was hooked! I figured what better recipe to follow than Mario Batali's!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lemony Potato Salad

Thank God it is BBQ Season! To be honest, I like the sides during BBQ season more than the burgers, steaks, and ribs. There is something about a heaping scoop of potato salad that just does it for me. There are so many different variations that I like. There are times where a mayo based potato salad hits the spot. Sometimes I like a lighter, brighter lemon vinaigrette potato salad. Well folks, I have combines the best of both worlds. And with less calories. BBQ enthusiasts rejoice!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Zucchini & Feta Latkes

Hello easy and delicious breakfast,lunch or dinner! I suppose this is what Rachael Ray would call a BLD      ( Breakfast Lunch or Dinner) meal.  A really yummy restaurant in RI ( Crazy Burger !!!) makes amazing zucchini latkes, which they serve at breakfast and they are absolutely delicious! I think you can have these for any meal you want because I ate them for dinner and they were so good! They hit the spot! So whenever you want to cook these up, go for it!We won't judge what time you eat them at.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Portabello Mushroom Parmesan

I am so excited to tell you all about this recipe! I had 2 large portabello mushroom caps in my fridge and I wasn't sure what to do with them. Since I have been on an oven kick lately, I decided to use it again to cook this amazingly easy dinner- Portabello Parmesan.Enjoy chicken or veal parmesan? If you like those classic Italian dishes, you will certainly dig the meaty portabello baked until the panko is crunchy and the mozzarella is stringy and creamy. Hello delicious.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Outside the Kitchen: NYC Foodie Adventure

I am back from my foodie adventure in NYC! And what a great time we had! In case you have not seen my eight million excited tweets, my friends Jen, Darci, and myself went to NYC to be in the studio audience for the ABC Talk show The Chew. More to come in another post about that. It deserves it's own post! Anyway, so for WIAW this week, I wanted to show you all of the amazing foods we ate in our eating extravaganza tour of NYC.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

Could an amazing and easy meal get any better? I saw a recipe via Rachael Ray  for these amazing triangles of goodness and I was pumped because literally a meal cannot get any easier. Because of our hectic schedule, I am always trying to find meals that are delicious and satisfying, but don't take more than thirty minutes to make. There are just some nights I want to be sitting on the couch with a glass of wine, not slaving over a stove. Have you been there?Yeah, I thought so.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lemon-Scented Carbonara

Seriously? Could pasta carbonara get any better?Not to be nostalgic or anything, but spaghetti carbonara was my first blog post for this little blog. It still is insane to me as to how easy this dish is to make. And please, I beg you, do not be grossed out by the raw egg yolk. You temper the egg anyway with boiling water so "technically" it isn't raw. Plus, it tastes velvety and delicious. So try it. I almost guarantee you will like love it.