Super Bowl: Pulled Chicken Sliders

Hosting a Super Bowl viewing party should be easy. They’re unpretentious, casual parties where  (it might be the only time) you can serve a bevy of not so healthy appetizers–from Buffalo wings to cheese balls–relatively guilt-free. This party isn’t about cooking up the latest culinary trends on your best china. Rather, it’s a night overflowing with plain and simple portable dishes since it’s assumed that the television (not the food) is the focal point of the evening. Cooking a dish in a slow cooker for your Super Bowl party is wise way to go. … [Read more...]

Best Appetizers for the New Year

  Appetizer season is upon us. With many highly-anticipated events on the horizon, I have found that an arsenal of finger food recipes is a necessity.  From New Year’s Eve to the Superbowl to the Grammy’s to the Academy Awards, chances are you’ll be hosting or attending some sort of party in the next few months. Whether an informal sports gathering or a fancy dinner party, I’ve put together another round up of our most favorite appetizers from the blog that are reliable crowd-pleasers! Oh, and, as a prerequisite, they’re EASY to … [Read more...]

Potato Latkes

While I like to say Hanukkah is my kids’ favorite Jewish holiday, I’ve never really admitted it’s mine too. I truly enjoy turning out the lights after dinner to light the candles of the menorah and to sing the festive holiday songs.  Not surprisingly, my kids adore the holiday for the gift-giving.  We aspire to give a little gift every night. Once annually I make our favorite Potato Latkes recipe from Fairway Market. This recipe is so easy and takes very little culinary skill.  But, there are just a few additional suggestions I’d make … [Read more...]

Slow Cooked Drunken Meatballs

The other day I got an email for a “Drunken” Meatball recipe that not only peaked my interest, but it had me rushing out the door to the nearest market to buy some pre-cooked cocktail meatballs. The operative words here are “slow cooked” and “pre-cooked” which, translated, means hassle-free in the kitchen. With the busy holiday season upon us, perhaps the last thing you want to do is spend more time in the kitchen cooking.  If you're having friends over and in need of something to serve—Slow Cooked Drunken Meatballs fit the bill.  They're … [Read more...]