Over two decades ago I ordered a Cosmopolitan at The Odeon in NYC. I was dining with famliy outside on a perfect September night after watching US Open Tennis. Maybe it was just a magical evening or how the bartender prepared it but to this day the “Cosmo” is my favorite cocktail (other than a Skinny Margarita). Enjoy!
In the kitchen with DSC
I spent time in Spain during college and fell in love with paella. This is a fun dish to make for a get-together with friends or a summer BBQ. Que aproveche!
My cousin Pat makes a super tasty single skillet meal that blends his Southern roots with our Southern Italian roots. Make sure to have some good crusty bread on hand to soak up all the skillet juices.
Love a cold, refreshing Arnold Palmer? Me too. Last summer I discovered this John Daly drink which is the cocktail version of this famous drink and makes for a perfect refresher on a hot day. It’s a combination of lemonade, iced tea, and vodka and is named after the famous American golfer John Daly. Whether you brew your own tea and make homemade lemonade is up to you, but this is sure to become a summer favorite.
After a friend brought this to Friendsgiving, this became one of my favorite appetizers. It’s easy to make and a crowd-pleaser! – Katie
This hearty soup recipe is from a friend’s mother who was French but wanted to meet the dietary desires of her Italian husband. She did not disappoint! It became a family favorite and one of mine now too! – Kathy
In an effort to eat healthier while not sacrificing taste, I stumbled upon this marinated flank steak recipe in Beyond the Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten. It's absolutely delicious and I can't recommend it enough! —Allee
This is one of my most favorite weeknight meals. It’s light but at the same time filling and never boring with a little spice and sweetness to it.
Create a grab and go breakfast option or any time protein hit with this simple recipe. After the first make and bake – it’s just one minute in the microwave. And as a Libra, I like options so this allows you to mix and match ingredients ranging from broccoli to bacon. Just chop ’em small enough to fit in your cup – and in your mouth!
This recipe just calls for onion, garlic, and ground beef and a handful of cans from in the pantry making it a super simple last minute meal. I always keep these basics on hand, so I can be ready to whip up this favorite in a pinch on a chilly fall day. 🍂