Archive for the ‘Food For Thought’ Category

Derby Day Cupcake

Our take on the classic Kentucky Derby cocktail, the Mint Julep. A bourbon cupcake topped with mint and lime icing.


Derby Cake



Culinary Traditions Are Like Stories

Once again this Easter, I continued a culinary tradition of making pizza rustica for members of my family. I bought the ingredients in many of the same shops on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, frequented by my mother and grandmother many years ago. As a child, I remember following them around from store to store carefully selecting the ingredients. It seems that the meats and cheeses are as authentic now, as they were back then. I also recall how mom and grandma would cut thick slices of the pie and give them to neighbors and family for Easter. I am so happy that I’m able to carry on this tradition of sharing.





Original pastry wheel

























Valentine’s Day Ideas

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to all! It will be a cold one this year for many of us here in the Northeast, so these winter favorites are sure to keep us warm:Hot Chocolate made with French valrhona cocoa and heart shaped peppermint marshmallows. Heart shaped Florentine lasagna with a blush bechamel sauce.


Hot Cocoa3





Two Carrot Catering