There aren't many places I can eat at over and over again and still feel happy about that (ha!). My family and I needed a place for dinner after being in the city all day, and Marra's was able to accomodate a party of 13 with no problem at all. This was the first thing I loved. The second thing I loved, was when my cousin ordered "scadole" soup and the waitress echoed that exact pronunciation. Not escarole, but "scadooooole." This made my heart happy. The third thing I loved was that I just knew, before even ordering, that this was going to be the good chicken parm--where the cutlet is crispy but really juicy and tender. And finally, when they brought out the pepperoni pizza and the t
My family Christmas party contribution used the most magnificent vegetables (heirlook tomatoes, snap peas, carrots, broccoli, peppers, radishes) that I picked up from Whole Foods on South Street. I used a container of cool tzatzini (cucumber yogurt sauce) to make it a little more special than the regular ole’ ranch dressing. This was a huge hit! Everyone loved all of the fresh veggies, especially the rainbow radishes and carrots.
1- I love eggplant
2- I love eggplant parmesan
3- I love love when I can make something "unhealthy" just a bit healthier
4- I love love looooove when I can make something "unhealthy" just a bit healthier and it ends up being equally as delicious! All I did was take eggplant slices, drizzle with EVOO, salt and pepper, and grilled them. Layer in a pan with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and dollops of ricotta cheese. The final layer on top was mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Bake at 425 for 45 minutes. Voila!
I know I've posted about Sabrina's Cafe before, but I just can't say enough good things about this place. On this beautiful Sunday morning, my guy and I took my son there for brunch, and he was sooooo happy with it! My eight year old eats like a man, and polished off eggs, pancakes, toast, AND bacon! I got a toasted bagle with cream cheese, tomato, avocado, and a side of bacon. Now, I'm not sure exactly what the heck they did to these ingredients, but about halfway through, I told my boyfriend that it was the best bagel sandwich I've had. And that's saying a lot. He opted for the Mediterranean Wrap (falafel!), and he loved it as well. PS- they are BYOB! The table next to us had a bottle
I made my very first prime rib!!! It was a celebratory occasion that called for a special dinner, so I picked up this bad-boy from the store. Lots of fresh rosemary, garlic, cracked black pepper, and kosher salt coated the outside to form a beautiful crust. I took the pan juices and reduced them down with a can of good ole' au jus, for dipping. I also made a creamy and cool horseradish sauce that completed rounded off the whole dish. Just goes to show you: don't be intimidated by things you're not familiar cooking!
Being a blogger, I am often contacted by companies to try out their products. Some of them aren't necessarily for me, but every once in a while I'll stumble upon one that strikes my fancy. Cuckoo Kitchen is authentic Chinese Food, using better quality ingredients, and no MSG, delivered to your door. Everything came pre-packaged in recyclable containers, with the coolest wooden forks, a napkin, and cooking instructions. Oh! And individual containers of sticky white rice! I thought it was going to take a bit of time to prepare and cook everything, but honest-to-goodness, it literally took me FIVE minutes! Aaaaaaaaannnnddd.... it was REALLY GOOD! It tastes homemade because it WAS homema
My guy and I stopped into The Industry Bar for a quick bite, and I was thoroughly impressed by three of the menu items: Tangy Kimchi Tater Tots with scallion ginger aioli had the crunch and creaminess of a homemade tot, with the tang and addictive flavor of kimchi. Not to miss! Sweet Pea and Truffle Dumplings were lighter than air and packed with flavor. I could have eated a dozen, but it only comes with four. *shrugs* While the previous two items were enough to make me crave them again only an hour later, the Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with vanilla creme anglaise kept me awake at night. I can't even explain them. You just need them in your life. The Industry Bar
1401 E Moyamensing Ave