Category Archives: Breakfast/Brunch

FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s October challenge: It’s Halloween. What’s in your cauldron? Trick or treat? horror film-inspired? creepy dishes? black and orange? Interpret it as you like.  Richard, Ines and Jacob We always look forward to Halloween especially here in Manhattan. … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, My recipes, octopus, Something Different, Vinegar | 15 Comments

BREAD PUDDING WITH RAISINS – BUDIN DE PAN CON PASAS

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TOMATO MEDLEY HONEY TART

While in Ireland this past July I had the pleasure of eating a cherry tomato honey tart created by Chef Kevin Dundon.

Posted in Appetizers, Around Town - NYC - Restaurants, Breakfast/Brunch, Puff Pastry, Tomatoes, Vegetarian | 19 Comments

GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”. So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, Soups - Cold/Hot, Spain | 13 Comments

CARAMELIZED ROASTED BEETS + SAUTEED BEET TOPS (REMOLACHA CARAMELIZADA CON SUS TALLOS)

I am beginning to use everything a vegetable has to offer.  Take these beets…such a simple recipe that I picked up and adapted from Canadian Chef, Laura Calder.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian | 11 Comments

SPINACH + HEIRLOOM TOMATO STRATA WITH ASIAGO

I for one love my breakfast dishes.  When they opened Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in NYC I was so excited as it had my name, but also they serve breakfast all day. Our Creative Cooking Crew came up with this month’s … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, International Dishes, Italian Dishes, Vegetarian | 17 Comments

A FAVORITE APPETIZER WITH A TWIST FOR THANKSGIVING -DEVILED EGGS – RUSSIAN SALAD

Creative Cooking Crew’s theme for this month is to bring an appetizer to a Thanksgiving dinner party which you have been invited to.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, Latin Contemporary, My recipes, Potatoes, Vegetarian | 24 Comments

“COQUITO” FRENCH TOAST – PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge is cooking with spirits.  This was an easy challenge for me  because as the holidays approach, I start to make my “coquito” Puerto Rican eggnog.

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts, Eggs, Holidays, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

CHEESE, PISTACHIO AND PRUNE CAKE – CAKE AU FROMAGE ET PRUNEAUX

We are going on a picnic and I am bringing… This month the Creative Cooking Group’s theme was a picnic.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, French, International Dishes, Party Menus, Something Different, Vegetarian | 28 Comments

BLT – BUTTERMILK-TAHINI DRESSING, LAMB + TABBOULEH

April’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was to make a sandwich using the letters BLT…not the norm; bacon, lettuce and tomato.  I decided on going Mediterranean and letting my guest build their own. This was a fun challenge and I was able to use … Continue reading

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