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Spinach Artichoke Pizza

I am always looking for fun ways to top pizza, because let’s face it, you could put anything on pizza dough and it works. I love Spinach Artichoke Dip (for my recipe click here), so I decided to change up the recipe a little and make it as a pizza. HELLO Delicious! This is so incredibly easy to make – I get store bought dough because the one thing I detest making as a chef, is dough. I am too impatient to wait for yeast to rise, I hate dealing with the huge stand mixer to make the dough, I hate cleaning up the inevitable flour that gets everywhere, etc etc. If you have a Wegman’s by you, their premade dough is AWESOME. You can also go to your local pizzeria and ask to buy dough there as well (a great trick I learned years ago). Last night I topped ...

Watermelon & Strawberry Margarita

I do realize that this is the second post in a row that is about an alcoholic beverage, but as a foodie and chef, I feel the pairing of beverages with food is just as important as the food itself (I also just really like Tequila). Being the Fourth of July weekend, I wanted to do something Summer-y and festive….and considering it’s about 4 billion degrees outside, and feels like you’re sitting on the core of the sun, I also wanted something cold and refreshing. This is a great margarita to make in large quantities and serve at a party – or it can be made individually and sipped while relaxing out by a pool or on the beach!

The Perfect Margarita

I have learned as a mom, that one’s alone time is incredibly precious. While from 5:30am to 5pm, my daughter is 100% glued to me like my shadow, when 5pm hits, I am finally able to sit down, and just zone out for a little bit. Last night, my gift to myself was the Perfect Margarita. While I am usually all about the wine (Pinot Grigio and I are incredibly close friends), sometimes in the Summer, I crave that salty rimmed delicacy known as the Margarita. I will fully admit, I can usually not handle hard liquor…I rarely ever drink it, and if I have more than one or two glasses, it usually turns into some kinda Jekyll and Hyde type situation (don’t judge, you’ve been there too….). So I usually limit myself to 1 or 2 of these bad boys and everything stays right with the world (and my ...

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Dear Urban Cookery, I have been a terrible, terrible slacker lately and have not contributed any sort of content to you in forever… but I can explain… While Urban Cookery was born and created in New York City, we have since moved to Princeton, New Jersey (cue horror music). After 13.5 years living in my beloved NYC, it was time to move out, and get a taste for ‘burb life. While that was an incredibly traumatic experience in the beginning, it actually wound up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Suburb life isn’t half bad…..in fact, I think I really like it…..I even joined a Costco, so I am basically 1 step away from a Mini Van. So, with all these adjustments, and whatnot, my blog unfortunately took a backseat… but my cooking didn’t. In fact, I have cooked basically every single night for the last 7 ...

A Very Un-Foodie Post

I am aware this next post is not food related, but since this blog is my favorite space to share things, and since I do what I want, I decided to write this here today.... Exactly a year ago today I started to go into labor with my first baby. It was one of the most surreal experiences and as I draw closer to my daughter’s birthday tomorrow, I felt the need to write a blog post about the entire process which was so magical (and crazy). I realize this post has absolutely nothing to do with food, in fact, after reading it, it may put you off of food for a while but nonetheless I need to write this for myself and for any other moms out there looking for a little something to read! So let’s start with the very beginning of motherhood: the labor. On April 5, ...

Chana Masala

When I first started blogging (long before attending culinary school), I taught myself how to cook by constantly experimenting. One of my favorite types of cuisine to experiment with was Indian food because of all the great spices and flavors you can play around with. I have always loved Indian food (and Indian culture for that matter)…and one of the first things I bought myself for my newfound love of cooking 7 years ago was a Masala Dhaba (pictured below). A Masala Dhaba is a little tin that contains all the major Indian Spices one needs to create authentic Indian food. Coriander, Cumin, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric, Garam Masala, Curry, and Fenugreek Seeds are what I keep in my Masala Dhaba, fresh and ready to be used! Since I tend to use so much of these spices I buy them in bulk, and keep them in my freezer to keep fresh ...

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