Recipe: THE Salted Caramel Pie

Cooking / Eating In, Food

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Happy day-before-Thanksgiving!  I know I’m not alone in saying that Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays of the year.  My extended family gets together for an eat-stravaganza that includes a turkey (of course), a whole roast suckling pig, ham, sides of all sorts, and a dessert buffet. I hadn’t been able to attend for the past few years because I was in Missouri, but now I am back in NYC! And I can’t wait!!

Every year, one of the most requested recipes is the salted caramel pie – in fact, it is one of the most visited pages on the Big Apple Nosh blog! And with good reason – not only is the pie super simple to make, but it is AMAZING.  I’m actually deviating from this old standby this year and making a dark chocolate salted caramel pie. Stay tuned for how that turns out! But in the mean time, I am proud to once again endorse this fool-proof, crowd pleasing recipe.  As shared in previous years… Continue Reading

Event Alert – New York Taste 2017! Monday, November 6th!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships, Food

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One of my favorite dishes from the last New York Taste nights I attended!

Happy FRIIIYAAY, Noshers!  Today I’m sharing the details of one of my absolute FAVORITE food events of the year – New York Taste!  This amazing night of culinary delights is taking place next Monday, November 6th, and yours truly will be be attending for the fifth time (yup, I love it that much).  Now in its 19th year, New York Taste 2017 will feature chefs from over 40 of NYC’s most delicious restaurants. Some of the chefs I absolutely must visit this year are Simone Tong, Dale Talde, and my personal event fave – Wyle Dufresne! One of the best things of this event (besides the food) is that the chefs are all available and eager to chat – so yes, in between table hopping and stuffing my face, I’ll be chatting up these fabulous individuals!

Proceeds from the event go to City Harvest – do you really need another reason to eat for a good cause? I didn’t think so.  If you’ve been waiting and waiting to buy tickets for this – DO IT!

General admission tickets are on sale now – don’t wait, the VIP tix are already sold out!

My previous visits to New York Taste:

I really hope to see you there!

Check out the chef line-up – who would you most like to chat up?

A Watercress Evening with Chef Ming Tsai and B&W Quality Growers!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships, Food

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Sous Chef Kenji, Me, and Chef Ming – the only thing missing is the watercress.

Watercress – the less looked-upon green – until now! Growing up in a Chinese household, watercress was always in our greens rotation.  Figuring prominently in hot pot meals, soup, and as a stir-fried veggie, I always loved this spicy, slightly bitter green.  So, I was super excited to attend last week’s watercress dinner hosted by Chef Ming Tsai and B&W Watercress Growers. Featuring a 6-course meal featuring watercress, I was curious to see how versatile the vegetable could be. And I was certainly not disappointed! See for yourself:

We started with watercress-artichoke dip served with whole wheat pita chips: Continue Reading

The Museum of Ice Cream!

Food

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Living my best life in the sprinkle pool

I had the most amazing weekend in San Francisco – packed with friends, food, and of course – fun! I can’t wait to share more about my way-too-short trip with you, but I just *had* to share some photos from my visit to The Museum of Ice Cream.  I mean – this is my kind of museum, amirite? Continue Reading

October Howloween Barkbox!

Lifestyle

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Happy HOWLOWEEN, Noshers!! Today I’m happy to share our October BarkBox, which is, of course, Halloween themed!  I had previous written about our September Barkbox, a gift from Toby’s friend Buddy.  Buddy shared the love once again this month, but I told Toby that the subsequent boxes would have to go back to Buddy – we don’t want to make frenemies!  As mentioned with our first Barkbox, this super-cute monthly subscription box service surprises your furry friend with toys, treats and other goodies. As you can see, Toby was being a good boy sitting next to his box, but he really wanted to dig in! And could you blame him – look at what we received this month: Continue Reading