Category: Entertaining

Muffuletta

Muffuletta

The Muffuletta is one of the greatest sandwiches ever created, yet sadly many have never heard of it. The Muffuletta is a New Orleans classic, created in 1906 by a local grocery owner named Salvatore Lupo. Lupo, an attentive man, watched as Sicilian farmers would come […]

Summer Fruit Platter

Summer Fruit Platter

I love Summer! Summer is the season for abundant fruit selection. From grocery stores to farms stands, gorgeous, flavorful enticing fruit surrounds us. Just looking at the bountiful selections makes me feel healthier. I have blogged about how to make an irresistible winter fruit platter. Here, some of the […]

Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare

I could live on tuna tartare. Seriously, straight up or on a cracker, I love the stuff.  If you know me at all, you know I order tuna tartare–or any kind of variation of it–almost everywhere I go no matter what the season. In all […]

Homemade Gravlax With Honey-Mustard Dill Sauce

Homemade Gravlax With Honey-Mustard Dill Sauce

Gravlax is a huge favorite of both mine and my husband. Honestly, I prefer to eat salmon like this or sashimi-style rather than cooked. The most common question I’ve heard about gravlax is how it is different from smoked salmon?  Being a New Yorker (yes, […]

How To Make A Killer Charcuterie Board

How To Make A Killer Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board is a great, easy go-to for entertaining and it works year-round. If it is made well, and is visually appealing, it will be desirable to any non-vegetarian guest. Seriously.  Most people love a great charcuterie.  The word, pronounced  “shar-cute-er-ree”, means “pork-butcher’s shop“. […]

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks For My Oldest Son

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks For My Oldest Son

My older son believes that he could live on mozzarella sticks—they are his guilty pleasure.  When I was his age, I loved them as well.  For lunch, my friends and I would often head to Mama’s Pizza on Broadway on the Upper West Side, right […]