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Sara's Capon Burger

A few weeks back I purchased Chrissy Teigen’s Cookbook, Cravings. I don’t usually buy cookbooks (I have a select few that I own and absolutely adore), but after seeing some of her recipes featured on Instagram, I knew this chick was my food spirit animal. I love a girl who likes to eat….and not just eat, but eat honest to God GOOD comfort food, like Burgers and Wings and Short Ribs. You will never see me buy a cookbook featuring crap like Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Fun Free Food. I ain’t about that life. To me, life is worth living while you can, and I would be super pissed if I died while eating a kale salad….I’d rather die while biting into a White Castle Burger any day. So with that being said, I read through Chrissy’s cookbook from back to front (it not only has amazing recipes, but she ...

Million Dollar Chicken

I few months back I came across a video on Facebook of Ina Garten interviewing a chef of The Standard Grill in NYC. In the video the chef was showing Ina how to make one of the Grill’s classic dishes, the Million Dollar Chicken. The name in and of itself had me intrigued, and when you add Ina into the mix, I was completely transfixed. On a side note, the Standard Grill is a great place to eat -- last time I was there I was super preggo and had a craving for a loaded NYC Bagel (lox, capers, red onion, cream cheese, etc etc) and they gave me a great platter of just that for brunch! Before I get into the Million Dollar Chicken, let’s all just take a moment and revel in the wonder that is Ms. Ina Garten. I could watch her show on Food Network for ...

Skillet Nacho Dip

My favorite genre of food to eat would have to be Mexican food. Guacamole, Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Salsa, Sour Cream, Mexican Street Corn……I love it ALL. I think my first foray into the Mexican Food world was when I was in 5th grade and for some reason my class took a field trip to a local Mexican restaurant (which was actually like the WORST food ever, but it was the first time I had homemade tortilla chips and salsa and I was hooked). I then went on to finding better local places as I got into high school and was able to drive myself to various places around Long Island. When I got to college at NYU, Chipotle was just opening in New York City and NYU was handing out these “Free Burrito” coupons to all the students. I grabbed literally 35+ coupons, and ate at Chipotle almost everyday until ...

Naan Pizza

So apparently I was sleeping through the part of 2017 when Naan Pizza was a trending food. I was awake for the god awful trend of unicorn/rainbow food (wtf), I was there when people desperately tried to come up with their own version “cronut” and failed miserably, and I was conscious during the meatless burger episode which literally made me lose faith in humanity. Naan Pizza? How did I not think of that? It combines two of my favorite things….naan and well, pizza. From a young age I was a SUPER picky eater…I think there was a time when I literally ate Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches exclusively for multiple years. But when I was a teenager, my palate started to venture out to all the goodness that exists in this world, and Indian food was my first, fast love. I don’t think there’s anything in the Indian food family ...

Philly Cheesesteak Cheesy Bread

As a New York Giants fan, it pains me to write this, but….The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the 2018 Superbowl. I will take a moment of silence for my team’s horrific season, and brace myself for all the Eagle’s fans overzealous insanity. But with that said, I always like to find a silver lining in things that I usually would find abysmal, and in this case the silver lining is the Cheesesteak. When I think of Philadelphia, as a chef, I immediately think: Cheesesteak. I have only had one legit cheesesteak in my life, about 12 years ago, while in Philly, and I have to admit, once I got past the artery clogging looks of it, it tasted pretty good. So, to “celebrate” (ugh) the Eagles and their pretty epic triumph yesterday, I made a Chef-y version of the Philly Cheesesteak. Instead of making it a sandwich, I made ...

6 Layer Nacho Dip

With the NFL Playoffs in full swing, and the Superbowl right around the corner, I am rolling out all of my favorite tailgating, game day foods. This one right here is always a crowd pleaser. While it’s not groundbreaking in any way shape or form, it’s tasty and fun nonetheless. It’s also a great dish to bring to anyone’s house if they’re hosting a fun football party (or any party for that matter)! It’s also vegetarian, which is always a plus, because there’s always at least one vegg-o in the crowd… You can also get creative personalizing the top of the dip with your favorite team, or a cute message that is appropriate for your gathering – to do so, just put some extra sour cream into a pastry bag and let your creative juices flow! Enjoy!

Sara Bojarski, Founder & Chef