Historical Over Food

Nile Rodgers first introduced me to Chef Joe DiMaggio Jr. while covering Feast for Peace for the We Are Family Foundation last year. We finally met in person last week to talk food, cooking together, and television.
Jewels filming in Elizabeth Emmanuel period costume

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Penne alla Norma

This versatile vegetarian dish originated in Sicily, and can be served as a first course or Tatjana and I love it as a main course. Play around with the vegetables and cheese to create your own version – I like the meaty texture of mushrooms… Keep Reading »

Honey Mustard Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad

Beat the summer heat with a delicious grilled chopped vegetable salad. I usually like to double the vegetables I’m making as a side dish  for one meal to do double duty for another. The trick is to only cook the vegetables until they’re crisp-tender, retaining… Keep Reading »

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

You will never miss the eggplant being pan fried with this crunchy panko crust, and you’re saving yourself quite a few calories as well as being healthier for you. I enjoy this recipe so much that I have it at least once a month!… Keep Reading »

Simple Grilled Vegetables

I love making a huge batch of these vegetables up at the beginning of the week to snack on and provide a quick and healthy side dish to any grilled meat, poultry, or seafood I throw on the grill for dinner during the week. Switch… Keep Reading »

The Taste Buds are on Tour of Exotic Lands

I wasn’t planning on doing this post since there is so much else going on right now, and the pics were taken in a dark restaurant with flash (far from ideal food photo conditions), but Cleo was so exceptional I just had to share.

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