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...]

Thanksgiving: Asian BBQ Chicken Wings

I promised a week full of slow cookery to provide ease of use meals that require little to no thinking. But, I'm focused on Thanksgiving recipes and needed to share this delicious one for BBQ chicken wings.  Admittedly, while these wings don't bake in a slow cooker, the recipe is as easy to prepare, and it would be the perfect addition to your appetizer hit list for the big turkey day. I recently had dinner over my neighbors and fell in love with this recipe because it's so basic to make yet, it tastes so decadent.  The combination of soy … [Read more...]