When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!
Alfredo sauces come in all shapes, sizes, and calorie counts. I’ve seen some use a stick of butter for every cup of heavy cream. Then there are those where a block of cream cheese is tossed in, just for added richness. Some add enough cheese to make baked ziti, while others play around with mixing … More Make it Monday! Alfredo Sauce
Remember the incredibly easy bread recipe I shared with you? You know… This one? Minimal hands on work* takes a hunk of basic boule dough and makes it this beautiful, crusty loaf of artisan bread, however, if you’ve got a few extra minutes you can take your boule dough and make it something even more … More Make it Monday! Quattro Formaggi Pane
Jersey people know pizza. We know that no other state serves real pizza, the only exception being New York, because, duh, it’s New York. The other 48 states might serve different pizza*, but they don’t serve the real stuff. It’s basically an unspoken rule: when on vacation we don’t eat pizza…unless we’re vacationing in Chicago. … More Frank Pepe Pizzeria, New Haven, CT
Last December, we decided to become members of the National Aquarium. Though unfortunately we don’t receive free passes for family or friends, those we take get a slight discount. Naturally, we wanted to bring Jon for not only the aquarium, but the entire Baltimore experience.* *I may or may not have blasted “Good Morning Baltimore” … More Pitango Gelato, Baltimore
One of my favorite things in the entire world is a humongous cannoli, ends dipped in chocolate, with more mini chocolate chips than necessary decorating the gloriously creamy ricotta filling. Though I have made cannoli cream plenty of times, the actual cannoli itself has always frightened me. And though I wish I could tell you … More I Made This Cannoli Cake
The first food I ever decided to make my own was meatballs. Everyone seems to have their way of doing them. And every Italian mother’s way is the best. I knew that I needed a ball that was my meatball. One that had my stamp of approval on it. One that was packed with things … More The Meatball Shop, NYC