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Disney for Foodies: 5 New Dining Options

No Comments | Written on July 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Welcome back to day two of our summer culinary travel series!  Yesterday we were in the wine country of California, and now we are going to hop all the way across the country to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Of course, Disney World will always be an iconic location for family travel, but it is also quickly becoming a food-lovers travel destination as well.  I recently went back to Walt Disney World and explored five of their new dining options.  Make sure to add one or all of these to your next itinerary!

1)  Spice Road Table at Epcot

This is a brand new dining option at the Morocco pavilion inside Epcot.  The menu is Mediterranean small plates with a waterfront view that is second to none.

Tip:  Arrive around 7 or 7:30 for a leisurely meal.  Order a pitcher of the sparkling sangria to share and then linger at your table until the Epcot IllumiNations fireworks show.  You will have a front row seat to the spectacular display while sipping a fantastic evening cocktail!

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Touring Sonoma Wine Country

No Comments | Written on July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

All week here on “The Daily Dish” I am excited to share with you a new culinary travel story every day!

For the past couple of months I have been criss-crossing the US and even the world tasting and exploring all along the way.  I can’t wait to share photos, stories and, of course, recipes from the adventures!

Today I am thrilled to share with you the experience of touring the Sonoma Wine Country, specifically Dry Creek Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.    

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New Orleans Pralines

No Comments | Written on May 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Last month I took my first trip to the Big Easy…New Orleans, Louisiana.

We were there to celebrate a very joyous occasion, my sister’s wedding!  One of the main reasons she and my brother-in-law chose NOLA as their destination wedding location was, you guessed it, the food.

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New England Lobster Roll

2 Comments | Written on April 16, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I’m not kidding when I tell you this might be the best lobster roll I have ever tasted!  Now, I can’t take all the credit, because this recipe actually comes from Chef Vosika at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  I knew it was going to be good because New Englanders know their lobster!

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Top 10 Favorites from the 2014 International Home and Housewares Show

7 Comments | Written on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm , by

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago.  It is an event that I look forward to every year!

Imagine row after row, aisle after aisle of all the newest and greatest kitchenware and gadgets.  I felt like a kid in a candy shop!  There was so much to do and see that it is hard to summarize the four day extravaganza.   So, I assembled a top 10 list of some of my favorite finds from the show.

Which one do you want in your kitchen?  Tell us!

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Cronut Quest

9 Comments | Written on August 2, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

Am I nuts?  Or shall I say, am I “Cronuts?!”

Right now I am in New York and I decided it was time I hopped on the cronut craze bandwagon.  Today I will embark on a cronut quest through the streets of SoHo to see if I can get my hands on one of these coveted breakfast treats.  I will be live blogging, tweeting and instagramming all along the way if you want to follow along for the adventure!  #CronutQuest

Stay tuned for updates throughout the morning!

(Cronut image from the Dominique Ansel Bakery website)

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Denver Omelet Breakfast Sandwich

2 Comments | Written on July 5, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The recipe I have for you today incorporates everything you love about a Denver Omelet (peppers, ham and cheese) all sandwiched inside a toasted bagel.  But before we get to the recipe, I want to tell you about the Aspen Food and Wine Classic and how this recipe came about!

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How to Make Fresh Ricotta and Homemade Cannoli

11 Comments | Written on November 30, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

You are in for a treat today!

First I am going to show you how easy it is to make your own fresh ricotta cheese at home.   Then, demonstrate how you can take that ricotta and use it in a simple and authentic cannoli.  Finally, in the Italian spirit of not letting anything go to waste, I am even going to show you a fun trick for leftover vanilla bean pods.

Is your mouth watering yet?!

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Sicilian Swordfish Steaks

5 Comments | Written on November 29, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

It’s hard to believe that only a month ago I was whisked away to the island of Sicily, half a world away from my life in Los Angeles.  I had no idea what to expect, but I quickly found Sicily to be overflowing with old-world charm, warmth, and a genuine feeling of family.

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Rustic Berry Tart with Cardamom Creme Fraiche

1 Comment | Written on September 7, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

For me there is no better dessert than berries.  I love just about any berry.   From a plump, red strawberry picked in Ventura county just north of my home in Los Angeles, to a tart, bright orange cloudberry from a bog in the Arctic Circle.

Berries are perfect for making quick and flavorful desserts.  This rustic tart is assembled in minutes without the fuss of a typical pie.

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