As 2020 draws closer, it's so much fun to look back and reflect upon the past year. Over the past 12 months, I've traveled to Israel with my family, judged the first season of ABC's Family Food Fight, launched The Little Kitchen Academy and created my own caviar line. I've also been able to use this website to share recipes with all of you. While we're still in 2019, I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite recipes that I've posted in the past year.
My first favorite recipe is this WW approved Grilled Street Corn. During the summer months, I grill proteins, vegetables and fruits as often as I can. When I teamed up with WW to create healthy and delicious recipes, I knew Grilled Street Corn would be one of them. I made a few changes to this super popular dish so that you can enjoy it without adding a ton of fat. Instead of covering the corn in the traditional sour cream and cheese mixture, I make a creamy sauce with fat free greek yogurt and lime juice. This citrusy mixture tastes wonderful on top of the grilled corn!
Time for my second favorite recipe of the year: Vegetable Pot Pies. I love these pot pies because they're hearty, savory and comforting during the cold, winter months. There's nothing better than cracking through the flaky crust to get to the warm filling inside. What's so great about this recipe is that you can use whatever veggies you have in your fridge to make this. If you don't have any peas, throw in some mushrooms. Don't have mushrooms? Add some diced potatoes. If you're a fan of reading a recipe and making tweaks to customize it to your personal tastes, then this pot pie recipe is for you.
Some families pass down expensive jewelry to younger generations. Other families pass down antique furniture. In my family, we pass down recipes! There's no way I could finish this post without featuring my Great Grandma Rose's Mandelbread. Nicole grew up eating this sweet treat and now I make it for her and my boys all the time. I love this recipe because you can make this cookie with less than 10 ingredients. You probably already have them in your kitchen. This is also a great recipe to make with your kids!
What are some of your favorite recipes from the past year? Comment below. I'd love to hear.
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.