A few of my favorite things

Through research, experiments and hands on experience, I have come to rely on my favorite food products, gadgets & appliances to help me produce good times & great eats!

Toma Bloody Mary Mix

Toma Bloody Mary Mix

If I'm not making my own Bloody Mary mix, I think Toma is the best mix on the makrket

Daniel Boulud Prime Cut Smoked Salmon

Superior smoked salmon

My "go-to" for any special occasion - Prime cut smoked salmon produced in collaboration by Chef Daniel Boulud and Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse in the Hudson Valley, NY.

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Walnut Honey Crackers

Favorite crackers for soft cheese

I love to serve soft cheeses with "The Fine Cheese Co." walnut & honey crackers. (Sold at Greenwich Cheese Co.)


Double 00 Flour

I make a lot of homemade pasta. Antimo Caputo is my preferred "Double 00" flour. It makes really soft, beautiful pasta dough.

uber chef ricer

UberChef Potato Ricer

If you like really light and fluffy mashed potatoes, you need this potato ricer.

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Can't live without my KitchenAid Stand Mixer or the Pasta roller & cutter attachments

Rao's Sauce

Rao's Tomato Sauce

When I don't have time to make marinara sauce, I use Rao's

Immaculate Pie Crust box

Immaculate Baking Company

My absolute favorite pre-made pie crust is Ready-to-Bake Pie Crust from Immaculate Baking Company. (No one will ever know it isn’t homemade!) It is sold in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods Market.

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sugar-in-the-raw packet

Sugar in the Raw

I keep individual packets in my pantry for when I bake pies. The course sugar sprinkled on the crust of a pie glistens and adds a texture to the pie that looks really beautiful after it bakes. It’s an easy way to amp up your presentation.

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stackable pasta food drying rack

Pasta drying rack

If you make as much pasta for drying as I do, this is a must have! It not only saves counterspace, but also speeds the dry time considerably and easily breaks down for storage.

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Harbison Cheese

Harbison Cheese

Jasper Hill Harbison is my secret to happiness (and cheese platters). It is wrapped in spruce and rich, flavorful, slightly smoky and I have yet to find someone who doesn't love it. (Sold in many locations.)

Greenwich Cheese Co

Go Nuts- Nut Milk Bag

These nut milk bags are what I use to drain excess water from vegetables like spinach. It works better than any other technique. Removing excess water is necessary when making spinach dip, spinach ricotta or even a veggie omelette. Not sure what I would do without these!

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