Strawberry Dark Cocoa Crostata with Basil Whipped Cream

It’s strawberry season!¬†We’ve already polished off the first of many overflowing buckets of berries. They’re juicy, as sweet as sugar, and perfect enough to eat on their own. But, it’s so much fun to transform them. Strawberries and chocolate are a phenomenal pair. Strawberries and basil are the Laverne and Shirley of the culinary world….

Andrea’s Chocolate Heaven Pie with Cannoli Cream

I met Andrea through my partner in cuisine crime. She and our friend Larry came over for lunch about a year ago. They were on a no-carb diet. I went bonkers trying to come up with a carb-free meal. It was no easy task given the fact that my middle name is potato. The day…

Eggstravagant Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. And it’s not just about all that metabolism jump-starting mumbo jumbo. Think about it. If you don’t eat breakfast, you’ll have a cranky attitude-inducing rumbling stomach. If your pancakes are tough, your milk is curdled, or your eggs are rubbery, you’ll be annoyed. If McDonald’s…