Finding Morgan highlighted on Channel 2 WGRZ

Finding Morgan was highlighted this morning during the “Books for Kids Drive.” The drive is a great cause that brings together the Erie and Buffalo Public Library, Project Flight, Wegmans, and other organizations to donate more than 2.4 million books to children and teens of all ages. You can learn more at www.buffalonews.com/booksforkids. Check out […]

Early Edition of Finding Morgan

There are times when, no matter how hard we try, and how much we do, we miss something or tweaks go unnoticed right away. As is the case with my debut novel. During the formatting process, and the multiple hands on it from the editing team, mistakes were found by me, but not before the […]

Cherry Crisp Recipe

Most, if not all, are familiar with apple crisp–a favorite fall recipe of many kitchens. However, Cherry Crisp seems to be more elusive. Apple crisp is my favorite recipe, but, recently I have been experimenting with eating more “warming” foods according to traditional Eastern cultures (to skip this section, scroll down for the recipe). In […]

Taste of Buffalo Announces 2018 Winners

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops today announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 35th annual festival. The judging took place Saturday morning, July 7th, by a panel of representatives from the local media/well known writers–including myself, along with members of Western New York’s political […]

Two cafes offer a healthy boost!

According to the Foundation for Celiac Awareness, more than 18 million people across the U.S. have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten is essentially a mixture of two proteins– a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. While many people have a gluten intolerance, many others are […]

Guest Recipe: Ranch Dip Trocaire Nutrition and Dietetics

Trocaire College’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program offers great healthy recipes and teaches its students about the value of nutrition. Trocaire empowers graduates to become entry-level nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered in a variety of settings. With an interest in healthy living, the program is designed to meet the community’s growing need for professionals trained in […]

Food 411 Episode– The Grange

On this episode of Food 411, travel with me as I visit the Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg NY. Watch the episode here (roughly 8 minutes into the show), and read more about their story below. The Grange Building or the Salisbury Building, has a history that dates back to the late 1800’s. Originally built […]

Woodcock Brothers Brewery

This week on my television segment Food 411/Come Dine with Me WNY, I’m at Woodcock Brothers Brewery and Restaurant! Nestled into the southern shore of Lake Ontario, sits the small town of Wilson, NY. Settled in 1818, Wilson holds some unique architecture, including the Morse Cobblestone Farmhouse. A beautiful L-Shaped home built in 1845, it […]

Local Restaurant Week!! Food for Thought Best Eats

Local restaurant week is here, running now until October 22nd. Western NY Restaurant Week is an event that celebrates the vital role our local independent restaurants play in Buffalo’s cultural identity and regional economy. For restaurant goers, it’s a tantalizing opportunity to sample new foods and diverse cultural cuisine at many area restaurants. Restaurant week […]