Cafe Storico at the New York Historical Society

Ricotta crostini

This past week I spent four wonderful days in New York City, checking out various art exhibits, performances, and of course sampling the wonderful food in this amazing dining destination. One of the highlights of the trip was definitely a visit to the New York Historical Society to see the final part of their incredible, ...

Quick bites in Indianapolis: Napolese Pizzeria and IMA Cafe

Napolese pizza with squash

A few weeks ago I set off on an 1,800 mile road trip to see my favorite musician, Stewart Copeland, perform twice with his new "Off The Score" ensemble. Yes, I just as dedicated to the music I love as I am to good food and cooking! The first stop on my journey would be ...

Caribbean Crock-Pot Pork Roast

Caribbean crock pot pork roast

A No-Fuss Crock Pot Recipe for Pork Roast Pork roast...it can be delicious or it can be dry and drab. The secret to a perfect pork roast is to be sure to season it well and cook it slow and low—that's why it's perfectly suited for the crock pot! I wanted to try something different with my ...

Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Soup

Chicken Sausage Soup

The continued unseasonable cold weather has kept me in comfort food mode all the way through March and into April. That means yet more soups and stews using pantry staples, winter vegetables like kale, and hearty meats like sausage. I'd picked up some chicken sausage with tomato, basil and cheese on sale at the supermarket that ...

Italian Sausage and Fregula Stew

Italian Sausage and Fregula Stew

Enjoy this satisfying Italian-style stew with uses sweet sausage and the unique pasta known as fregula. Have you ever cooked with fregula before? Or perhaps you've never even heard of it? Fregula (also known as fregola) is a type of small pasta which originated on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. Made from semolina flour, ...