This New England classic goes ALL Jersey as Chef Marilyn Schlossbach of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park puts her special twist on lobster rolls! Check out her recipe & step by step video!
Necessity is the mother of all invention. And when my grandfather had tons of green beans from the garden, my grandmother had to come up with something to DO with them. This green bean salad recipe is her solution.
This easy summer dessert is perfect in its imperfection. A great dish to make if you're short on time OR new to baking. Nothing here has to be too precise, and you don't have to work hard to make it look pretty. It's also a great dish to make with the kids cause they get to use their hands! I hope you all enjoy this delicious summer recipe!
Watch how to make a delicious salad using summer zucchini, fresh ricotta and pickled cherries with Chef Ed Crochet of Rat's Restaurant in Hamilton NJ! Set within Ground For Sculpture, this restaurant offers a beautiful dining experience. Try the salad at home or make a day trip to Rat's and check out the Grounds!
We always love when Mixologist Carlos Ruiz comes for a visit, especially before the weekend! This time he shows us how to make a super popular, Moscow Mule! Watch him do his thing with the video above, and then follow the recipe below (and maybe multiply it) to make them at home!
Try this Jersey classic at your next BBQ or cookout! Hot dogs topped with onions, peppers and potatoes! Served on an Italian roll! This isn't your average dog, it's an Italian Hot Dog!
Who doesn't love a summer dish that requires NO heat!? Ceviche is a great way to get in fresh veggies and delicious seafood without ever turning on a grill or burner. This dish is truly the magic of the kitchen as the acid in fresh citrus juices cures the fish to perfection! Try my recipe for dinner tonight!
Try something new! I invited Pope & Young Record Holding Hunter Rich Stollery to the Cucina to teach us a bit about hunting and show us his Buck Burger recipe! Seriously, give them a try!
Mixologist Carlos Ruiz is back in the Cucina to show us how to make this classic summer cocktail right in your own home!
We're celebrating the Red, White & Blue with this star spangled salad! Baby red, white and blue potatoes get roasted off with some fresh dill and rosemary. Then dressed in a light mixture of mustard, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs and olive oil! If heavy, milky potato salad is not your jam - this version definitely will be! The perfect side dish for ANY July 4th cook out or BBQ! Enjoy!
Fast, fresh and easy! This simple summer pasta dish will have dinner on the table fast! Fresh snap peas add the perfect crunch to silky pasta in a light sauce of broth and ricotta cheese!
Chef Jesse Jones is back in the Cucina for Father's Day and showing us how to grill up the perfect strip steak for Dad! You'll never grill steaks the same way again!
Fast, fresh and easy! This beet salad is my Mom's go-to summer side dish! Her tip? Make a BIG batch of beets and keep 'em in the fridge to toss into juices, soups and salads all week long! Yum!
Watch how to make this classic dessert. Eaten in Australia & New Zealand around Christmas time (which is also summer for them!) the light, airy meringue nest is the perfect vessel for summer's sweet berries, and of course, a little fresh whipped cream!
Check out this fast, delicious way to cook your pizzas this summer! We're firing up the grill for Memorial Day. Join me in the Cucina as I show you how to make pizzas on the grill!
Inspired by the book, Ten Years Later, I invited author Lisa Marie Latino to join me in the Cucina as we make Pasta Al Pomodoro! Just one of the many dishes mentioned in her debut novel. This quick and easy pasta dish can stand alone or be incorporated into the huge Italian meal described in Ten Years Later!
I am celebrating Mom's by making this beautiful and delicious stuffed French toast! Soft challah bread is battered in eggs and stuffed with sweetened mascarpone cheese and fresh strawberries! Perfect for Mom!
I was challenged to come up with a Mexican/Italian fusion dish for Cinco de Mayo...this Mexican inspired risotto is packed with flavor! I hope you enjoy my Italian take on "arroz con pollo."
Learn how to make this classic bourbon drink from Mixologist Carlos Ruiz!
A delicious Spring dish that feels kind of fancy but is easy enough to pull together in 30 minutes on a weeknight! Fresh asparagus do a delicious dance with pancetta (Italian bacon) and a touch of cream for a fantastic dinner!
One of my Mom's favorite dishes and another family recipe! Beautiful artichokes stuffed with Italian flavors and steamed to perfection. We've used these at family gatherings as a first course or they make a great vegetarian main dish!
My great-grandmother used to make these for the WHOLE family! By herself! A tasty chicken filling and fresh pasta turn this simple dish into a holiday classic! We'll be serving it as a first course on Easter; try it for yourself!
Learn how to make this traditional Greek dessert as we get ready for both Easter & Greek Easter! Flaky layers of fillo stuffed with nuts and honey make for a delicious treat! This recipe is one my Uncle has used and perfected - Enjoy!
These fun and easy salmon sliders make a great appetizer or small plate for a party! Even a great little bite for a picky eater to try some fish! I'll show you how to perfectly broil the salmon and make a delicious aoili to top the sliders with!
These delicious and dairy-free (just omit the butter) pancakes are so much fun to make with your family! The health benefits of almonds are sweetened with some dark chocolate chips to make the perfect weekend breakfast.
This traditional St. Joseph's Day dish is full of flavor! A beautiful oil and garlic based sauce gets a kick from sardines. Topped with toasted breadcrumbs to represent the carpenter's "sawdust" and finished with toasted pine nuts! This dish is a must for everyone celebrating the "Joseph's" in their lives!
Airy puffs, filled with a ricotta based cream and topped with a cherry. The zeppole were created in Naples in 1840 to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph; and are still a treasured tradition for both Italians and Italian-Americans.
Check out my recipe for this classic Italian dish! Arancini means "little orange" and the dish gets its name from the saffron risotto used to make it! I'll show you an easy way to assemble them too! A perfect snack or meal served with a side of marinara!
I'll show you how to use this simple method to steam fish using beautiful Mediterranean flavors. Tomatoes, capers and olives mix with white wine to create a flavorful broth for the fish. This healthy meal is perfect for the start of Lent - or anytime you want to skip the meat.
An Italian classic and the perfect winter meal! I'll show you how to make fall off the bone chicken cacciatore. Follow along step by step to make this "poor man's food" style dish. Chicken, sausage and mushrooms come together in a hearty tomato sauce for a stick to your ribs meal the whole family will love!