Back to the Kitchen: The Magic of Fennel

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I found the most amazing fennel this weekend at the open-air market. With its umbels of tiny yellow flowers and dark green or bronze wispy leaves and subtle hint of licorice flavor, fennel is one of my most favorite vegetables. … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate Oscar with a Glamorous Bellini or Spritzer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY If you are having a viewing party this weekend for the 85th Academy Awards you might want to have some fun celebratory cocktails that will add a special kick to your awards party.  The ceremony is scheduled for February 24 … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Magic of Low-Calorie, Low Carb, Good for You Kelp Noodles

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Trade kelp noodles for pasta for a low calorie, low carb healthy choice.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Okay, maybe this time I have gone too far.  You ask me “Just what the heck are kelp noodles?” They are clear, thin noodles made from kelp, brownish seaweed that is notable for its high iodine content. Kelp noodles have … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Sweet and Savory Valentines

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last year I gave you some recipes from my just released “Sweet And Savory Cookbook” (Huqua Press). This year I am giving you some of the new recipes that I have been working on for the up coming Sweet and Savory Holiday … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Catch Cupid’s Bow with the Tantric Kiss

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Edible pansy.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY "You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. " ~Dr. Seuss I have to start by saying anything that celebrates love is alright by me. I don’t really like … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for a Touchdown Super Bowl Party

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Faidley's World Famous Crab Cakes

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Next Sunday all sports enthusiasts will be watching the Super Bowl and foodies will be making thousands of wings, tons of nachos, sliders by the dozen and pounds of pizza. You can impress your friends by making some traditional … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Hot Apple Pie

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Hot Apple Pie in a glass!

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Happy National Pie Day...or shall I say "week" and isn't it worth celebrating?  Yes, January 23 was National Pie Day. As many of you know I am one of the founders of Magpie Gourmet Mini Pies. (Stay tuned for some exciting news … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Pistachios Star in Appetizers, Salads, Entrees and Desserts

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY   It was always such a treat to go to my grandmother’s house and raid her crystal nut bowl of pistachios. It sometimes seemed like a lot of work, but it was worth the trouble. Pistachios are the star of Middle … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Brussels Sprouts — The Now Trend and Everyone’s New Best Friend

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Brussels sprouts in a cake? Read on!

BY  GWEN KENNEALLY This past holiday season the surprising star of my events was brussels sprouts! Between Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years parties ,I’ll bet I served thousands! Roasted, grilled, sautéed, shaved in a salad, … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktails: Lighten Up with The POMania and The Spajito

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Taking the 2013 New Year’s mindful approach to eating it only seems fair that we bring it to our weekend cocktail. These spa cocktails inspired by the mixologists at Square One Organic Vodka are refreshing and delicious and … [Read more...]