Turkish Breakfast with Eggplant Borek


I can’t believe it will almost be a year since Joe and I traveled to one of our favorite places in the world. I have always dreamt of traveling to Istanbul and walking on the same pavement my ancestors have. Ever since I was young, my mom would always talk about her grandmother from Turkey […]

Deconstructed Baba Ghanoush with Beets and Za’atar


Confession. I think I am a closet vegetarian. Not vegan, just vegetarian. I love cheese too much and I respect how beautiful cheese is made and cared for. But vegetarian, I could do. It’s rare, nearly every other month or so that I really crave…crave meat. I mean, I will break down doors to find […]

Ziti with Roasted Eggplant and Ricotta Cheese


I have had the esteemed pleasure to cook and review a dish from a legendary and well known cook book author. You know her famous son who assists in judging one of my favorite television shows, Master Chef. This legendary woman has cooked alongside Julia Child and is absolutely fascinating. Lidia Bastianich is just about […]

Baba Ghanoush and How to Roast Garlic


Well here it is.. finally in my lasting days of Holiday vacation before the bustle of school starts again. And not only school, starting school at the local University! This is a HUGE jump for me, coming from a small City College…I am soo excited! Now I told you I cooked a lot while I […]