Tonight's dinner : a Lovely Chinese combination!

Tonight's dinner : a lovely Chinese combination Tonight's we were in the mood for some cozy food to share with friends, so why not cook some Chinese favorite. We opted out for Vegetarians Spring Rolls and Sweet and Sour Chicken  served with rice both plain and egg-fried....more

#Tuesday night meal : Frittata and a glass of Barbera!

Tuesday night dinner, wanted something easy to prepare and yet fulfilling. Eggs are always between the staple ingrediends you probably have,so do we! So why not have a Frittata! We prepared this lovely eggs-based dish, combining organig eggs gently mixed with previously hard boiled potatoes, a mix of spices and soft white onions. The end result a dish ready in ten minutes and super delicious. We served this with soft brown bread and paired it with a lovely glass of Barbera del Monferrato 2013....more

Tonight : a glass #Montepulciano DOC!

Tonight we are having a nice glass of Montepulciano DOC from 2011. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.Montepulciano d'Abruzzo gained the  Denomination controlled origin (DOC) in the late 1960's. The DOC region for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo covers a vast part of land in the Abruzzo region between the Apennines and Adriatic coast.The hillside vineyards planted on calcareous clay benefit from warm and significant sun exposure that is ventilated by dry breezes coming off the Adriatic....more

Cheesy Easter Bites: Savory Spring Cookie Recipe

These beautiful, soft cheesy bites are an excellent treat for Easter. Simple to make and child friendly, they're definitely something to add in the lunch box! Mature Cheddar and a pinch of Italian herbs bring out the most wonderful fragrant smell. ...more

Chicken! Probably the most versatile ingredient for meat lovers.

Chicken! Probably the most versatile ingredient for meat lovers.It really does not matter how you want to cook it, it is always good, tasty, and fulfilling. The flavor of the meat will leave your appetite satisfied and happy, that you had some "bird" indeed. ...more

A Week in Napa - Part 2

1 in 8 Thrive! Food and Lifestyle for Women with Breast Cancer launches

This weeks featured recipe is Mom's Lucky Sticky Rice in honor of Chinese New Year.  Check out for more healthy recipes and empowering stories....more

Park Avenue Restaurant Gets a Makeover

Restaurateur Michael Stillman recently re-opened his Park Avenue restaurant in Flatiron, on 26th and Park. The fine dining establishment is well known for its changing décor, menu and name each season. Right now, it’s Park Avenue Autumn.The dining room is less formal than its previous incarnation on the Upper East Side. The expansive location boasts soaring ceilings and is currently decorated with fall foliage....more

Stouffer's Cheeseburger Mac cups

I was desperate for food this morning. The closest place to grab something was a Circle K. The frozen section had a few sparse choices. I noted the Cheeseburger Mac and grabbed it.I followed the directions, cook it for two minutes after peeling off the lid, stir, then cook for an additional one minute. So far, so good, it was hot and steamy....more

How to feed the familia quickly so you can get back to your running

Getting food on the table on a daily basis is a struggle in and of itself. Add the challenge of getting it done, plus squeezing in a run or workout and, well, something’s gotta give and often it’s the exercise.Let’s stipulate that we’re all very, very busy.That’s where I come in. In the interest of full disclosure, this chica is blessed that her kids’ abuela makes dinner on weeknights....more