Archive for March, 2009

Rocco’s Pizza Joint

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

For a casual Sunday night get together, we ordered from Rocco’s Pizza Joint Rocco’s Pizza Joint. For 8 people, we got a Grandma Pie, a Sausage and Peppers Pie, a Baked Ziti with Broccoli, a Sausage and Meatballs Spaghetti, and a Turkey Meatball Parmigiana Hero. The delivery arrived in a reasonable amount of time and […]

Lamb Pizzaiola

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inspired by a recipe for Wine-Braised Lamb Shanks on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (prepared at Giusti’s Place), I created this recipe for lamb shanks. A little bit of spice and acid go a long way in my version. Their idea to serve the lamb with sauced, wet polenta inspired me to serve […]

Fried Tofu with Minced Pork in Spicy Garlic Sauce

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This is a variation on Ma Po Tofu that my mom developed when I was a kid and it instantly became a household favorite. Me, my brother, and our cousins, requested it all the time. Now that I made it for Lon, he’ll be requesting it too.  *photo was updated on 8/23/16

Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dim Sum has been disappointing in Manhattan but I’m still willing to keep on searching. This weekend, we tried Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant, a ghetto looking place, even by Chinatown standards. If you can brave that, try not to use the bathroom. It was one of the worst I’ve seen and […]

Crawfish Étouffée

Monday, March 23, 2009

As I mentioned the other day in our post about Crawfish Gumbo, gumbo was the winner of the FoodMayhem Reader’s Choice: Crawfish Season, receiving 35.7% of the votes. In second place, with 30.4% of the vote, was Crawfish Étouffée. Honestly, we were pretty disappointed that these two won. They’re delicious dishes, but […]

Oikos Organic Yogurt

Monday, March 23, 2009

Greek yogurt is all the hype these days (a long time actually but still going strong), so no big surprise that Stonyfield Farms wanted in on the action.
Their new line, Oikos, is organic Greek yogurt, available in plain, vanilla, blueberry, and honey. It’s fat free but you wouldn’t be able to tell because it’s thick […]

Crawfish Gumbo

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Crawfish Gumbo was, by a good margin, the winner of the FoodMayhem Reader’s Choice: Crawfish Season, receiving 35.7% of the votes. There are many recipes already available online for Crawfish Gumbo, so my goal was to write a definitive guide. I’ve made gumbo quite a few times in the past, so I have […]

Billy’s Bakery

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Melinda, an old co-worker of Lon’s , brought us an assortment of cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery Billy’s Bakery, a place their old office frequented. She obviously knows the way to our hearts.

Lon remembers their cupcakes being better before, but this time we were pretty disappointed. The Banana Cupcake was so dense and gummy, with an […]

Da Andrea

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Maurizio closed and Da Andrea Da Andrea opened up in it’s place. I actually remembered going to Da Andrea, at their former West Village location, many years ago (about 7 or 8 years, I think). I couldn’t be certain ( I have a terrible memory, which is the original reason I started this blog) but […]

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Mocha Mascarpone Frosting

Friday, March 20, 2009

Borrowing a little here and a little there, and with a few tweaks, I created these scrumptious cupcakes. When I made the Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes, I had so much fun making two sizes that I decided to do that again.