Inspiration Right From My Kitchen and Other Observations from Life and Travel.
Living in New York City we’re surrounded by great food, innovative restaurants, and amazing farmer’s markets. I’m constantly on the hunt for fun new recipe ideas. Follow along as I discover this amazing city, find great food, take in life and celebrate the diversity of food and people in this great city.
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When I was young my dad had a wooden bowl by his chair in the family room. The bowl held an assortment of nuts and of course the chrome nutcracker. Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and one that I really didn’t like and never learned what it was. He would sit in his chair in the evenings (especially during the holidays) and crack away at the shells and he was always more than happy to share. My favorite was the hazelnut and in the last few years as I have begun creating new and interesting baked dishes I have turned to this nut more than once. The first cake recipe I created on my own was the Pear Spice Cake and the addition of the hazelnut definitely made the cake. A few nights ago, at my partner’s request, I whipped up a maple hazelnut ice cream that was absolutely to die for. And since…