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Real Housewife Muffins

Sounds like a recipe out of The Stepford Wives cookbook doesn’t it? Well in reality, it doesn’t work either apparently. "Celebrity Natural-Food Chef" Bethenny Frankel, from the annoying popular reality show The Real Housewives of New York City, has launched her own line of Vegan muffins from her health-conscious cookie […]


Oreo and Reeses Cheesecake

Yes, it IS as good as it sounds, and SO easy. This is my mom’s fantastic cheesecake recipe with a few of my favorite things thrown in like Oreos and Reeses. But please feel free to substitute with whatever chocolates you like. I’m definitely going to try Snickers next time… […]

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The New York Culinary Experience

You know that saying, "I learned from the best"? Well now, when someone compliments your exquisite homemade bread or your pan-seared salmon, you can actually use that phrase and mean it. The French Culinary Institute and New York Magazine are hosting the foodie event of the season entitled The New […]


Hundred Acres

While it may sound like an antique shop somewhere up in the catskills, this surprising gem is actually a restaurant nestled in the West Village in New York City. When I first heard the name hundred Acres, I pictured trees, lakes, and a little cottage with a wood-burning fireplace. Now […]

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New – Samba Grill

Opened on June 17th, 2008, this small, buffet-style Brazilian barbecue joint in Astoria was something I just happened to stumble upon. The space was very clean, with flat screen TV’s hanging on the walls playing Brazilian music videos (who knew there was such a thing?) Walking towards the back, there […]


Gallo Nero

A New Yorker til death, one of my favorite things to do is go to the theater. Picking a restaurant in the theater district, however, has always been a huge thorn in my side. While there are some standouts (Toloache, Pigalle), most theater district dining is a tourist trap and […]