Apr 7, 2015

Red Wine And Honey Braised Brisket Recipe With Kosher Wine Pairings For Passover



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I'm not Jewish, but I do love brisket.  For those who are celebrating passover or thoose like me who just like a great brisket, award winning Chef Gabe Garcia of Tierra Sur Restaurant at Herzog WineCellars in Oxnard, California and Jay Buchsbaum, Director of Wine Education for Royal Wine Corp. (Bayonne, NJ),  give us their take on traditional Passover dishes and wine suggestions that are sure to wow guests at the Passover Seder. “Today’s kosher cook is looking to serve the Seder meal with a gourmet touch, something a little different than what Grandma used to make, now that there is a plethora of kosher ingredients available for Passover and year round,” says Chef Gabe. 

Mar 21, 2015

Zuppa Tuscano Soup (Olive Garden's Copy Cat Recipe)


Ever since I stumbled upon Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscano, I've been in love.  I'd often order only soup and salad so I could have all the Zuppa Tuscano I could eat.  Seriously one of the best soups I've had to this day.  Long before the days when I became accustomed to looking for recipes online I attempted to make my own version.  I was pretty proud and surprised that I actually felt it was a pretty good ringer for it.

Mar 20, 2015

Chick-a-licious Fruity Green Salad

I use to watch cooking shows all the time, but lately have opted for other entertainment such as history shows and murder mysteries.  Eventually I have started to come back around to watching cooking shows.  I often watch Alton Brown, America's Test Kitchen, The Best Thing I ever Ate, The Pioneer Woman, and on a rare occasion Hungry Girl.  

Mar 12, 2015

Cheesy au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

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While I've tried to lean towards a Paleo diet.  There are a few things I would honestly miss far too much too ever go fully Paleo.  Mainly cheese, cream, and potatoes.  I still have cream, cheese, and potatoes, just as a treat now.  I figure if that's my ideal of being bad I guess my diet isn't too bad :).  This au gratin recipe from Allen Dikker founder of the restaurant Potatopia in NYC has cream, cheese, and potatoes, so you know it's right up my alley. 

Mar 9, 2015

Best Green Cleaners: What I Use to Clean Our Home (DIY and Green Products)

I usually do a deep clean of our house in January and July because that's our hottest and coldest time of the year since I'm usually indoors a lot.  But this year I've been busy working on new products for my store Ornute I didn't have much time to clean.  I'm finally taking a week off to clean and blog.  So I figured why not blog about what I use to clean our house?