Photo of the Day: April 14, 2019

Last month, Justin whipped up this Italian “Sunday Sauce” feast. Or is it gravy? The only thing I took care of here was the pancetta Brussels Sprouts. He did the rest from scratch: dinner rolls, a killer sauce that soaked in the goodness of meatballs, brasciole, and hot sausage cooking for many hours. Again, for…

Photo of the Day: November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here’s a pic from last year’s meal. My mom gets up for one second and that was enough for Lawrence to snag her chair and make a move for some food.

Restaurants We Miss: Tre Amici (Long Branch, NJ)

When you have something good going, you have to know when to stop and just let it be. That was the reason why Tre Amici in Long Branch failed several years ago. It was a fine dining establishment but also a BYOB which was incredibly rare for the pricey area they were in. In fact,…

Restaurant Review #94: Piero’s (Union Beach, NJ)

Piero’s is one of those places I have driven past almost every day for many years. I live less than 10 minutes away, but until two weeks ago, had never been there. We went for my mom’s birthday. My parents had been there once before and wanted to come back. The chef/owner used to be…

Christmas 2016: Does Anyone Actually Eat the Green Bean Casserole?

It’s the one dish guaranteed to be on most tables every Thanksgiving and Christmas: the infamous Green Bean Casserole. You know, that concoction consisting of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French’s fried onions, baked into a casserole dish and served steaming hot to the groans of your guests? I don’t know when it…

Happy Thanksgiving 2016: What’s Cooking?

Ah, the day has finally come. The one holiday anyone can celebrate. What is more American than a day devoted entirely to eating? Not much else. Below is what is one the menu in my house today. My mom takes care of most of it, but there are a few things I will be handling…

The Recipe Book: Awesome Bacon-Bourbon Brussels Sprouts

Since people are starting to compile their Thanksgiving recipes, I figured I would share this one. Brussels Sprouts have always gotten a bad wrap. I do not know why. Yes, they are like little cabbages and they don’t smell too great when being steamed, but if cooked the right way, a whole world of flavor can…