Bobby Flay Grill-to-Table Sizzle Pan Giveaway

  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you! Have you ever gone to a restaurant, ordered a fajita platter, and experienced sheer delight when your dish was brought to the table, still musically sizzling from the grill? Ok, fast forward to your own kitchen. How many times have you made sautéed vegetables in a skillet on the stove, had to awkwardly transfer your food to a serving dish (without burning yourself or spilling the veggies onto the counter top in the process), and place them on the table in a trivet? Well, fret no more. … [Read more...]

Summer BBQ Recipes

It’s almost officially SUMMERTIME! School is winding down and my kids are ready to take full advantage of their carefree days.  Not only are we breaking out the super high SPF sunscreen, we’re also tweaking our grocery list and stocking up on essentials so we’re prepared for any impromptu summer picnics and grill outs.  Because we live in the concrete jungle of NYC, where our “back yard” is shared with hundreds of strangers, we seek out every opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, to go east and hang out and grill out.  Plus, … [Read more...]

Fire Up The Grill & Enter to Win A Chefmaster 19-piece BBQ Tool Set

To help kick-off the summer grilling season, yesterday I spent the afternoon taste-testing myriad steak samples grilled to perfection by local chefs from across the US. These chefs are the consumer-voted finalists from their respective hometown grill-offs as part of the nationwide Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford Charcoal and Coca-Cola. The final 8 chefs convened in NYC, fired up their grills, and prepared the best USDA Choice steaks with their own inventive methods. Who would take the best seared steak honors? The … [Read more...]

Banana Honey Bran Bread

The other day I received an amazing care package from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company.  I was thrilled to have received a box full of their Raw Adirondack Autumn Honey and Summer Wildflower Honey since these products have been used and endorsed by two of the world's most popular chefs:  Bobby Flay and Tom Colicchio. While it looks like contraband, it's really a package full of honey! Tom has said the honey is one of his "personal pantry essentials" and "favorite gifts." He also admits he keeps a "jar of the stuff at my desk at all times."  … [Read more...]