This easy recipe for Clams with Chorizo, Grilled Corn + Cilantro makes the best summer appetizer or dinner! Tender steamed clams tossed with spicy Spanish chorizo, sweet grilled corn, and fresh cilantro. We love clams in this house. Like, lurrvvveeee clams. They remind me of my dad – who worked as a clammer in his…
This recipe for fish chowder comes from my mom. It’s light and simple but has the most amazing comforting flavor! Makes the perfect easy meal on a rainy night. Today I’m sharing a really special recipe for a really special reason. This light, delicate fish chowder was one of my Mama’s signature dishes, and every time I…
Or maybe I should say, “lawbstah rolls.” That’s how my grandfather would have said it. My Pop-Pop Genovese, along with several of his brothers, and my uncle Mark all made their living as commercial fisherman. My maternal great grandparents emigrated from Sicily in the early 1900’s to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village made famous by […]
HOLY MACKEREL! (coastal pun completely intended.) I MADE IT TO THE TOP 3!!!!!! All I can say is, WOW! What a crazy, crazy ride this has been. Getting up in front of iconic celebrity chefs plus 2.5 million viewers to essentially make a fool out of yourself in pursuit of a life long dream takes, well.. […]
We started in LA, then conquered Vegas, and now it’s on to the Big Apple. This competition has taken me to a lot of places, but it’s great to finally be back on the east coast. When we arrived in New York, I stepped off the plane and took a deep breath of the brisk, humid air. I immediately […]
Another episode of Food Network Star is under my belt, and I can’t believe I made it through. This was easily the most difficult episode of the season, on so many different levels. Welllllllll, except for that one part where I got to eat a bowl of ice cream that cost about as much as […]
Woah. A whole lotta stuff went down in this episode. We arrive in Vegas, then Luca returns, I use a bunch of big confusing words, and the cowboy does a belly flop. As much as I’d like to talk about all of these things individually, there is only so much I can fit into one […]
This was a pretty rough episode for me. No way around it. So let me break it down with the best Western cliche I can think of: John Wayne Style… Err, I mean Clint Eastwood.
So, let’s just dive right into this: Resting Bitch Face. Yeah, I said it. And I still can’t believe that it actually made it into the episode. But I think it gave a little more insight into who I actually am.
What can I say, this past Sunday’s episode was siiiiiiick. We took a gander at the world of social media marketing, each of us making both a solo selfie video, and a group viral video. And in the viral video challenge, MY TEAM WON!