Food and Event Planning

1/14/24 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: How to Make Shrimp and Grits Southern style-That Savage Kitchen

Shrimp and Grits is a classic dish enjoyed by many Southerners but sadly this Southern boy (Me) hasn’t had proper Shrimp and Grits so today imma show you my take on Shrimp and Grits. Continue reading

12/7/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: West African Peanut Sauce with Udon Noodles

Chef JJ Johnson of Fieldtrip in New York City is on a mission to expand the definition of the world’s “mother sauces” to include the West African peanut sauce. Continue reading

9/28/23 O&A NYC COMFORT FOOD BRUNCH: Crab Cakes

Here’s another must try video recipe by Smokin and Grillin’s chef AB. These are the best Crab Cakes ever! Continue reading

5/28/23 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Lobster Tail

Lobster tail is kinda expensive, and therefore it seems pretty fancy. But it’s actually incredibly easy to make. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is the perfect dinner to make for a special occasion. The herb butter is PERFECT.  Continue reading

4/30/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Chicken Quesadillas and Homemade Pico de Gallo- Quick and Easy Mexican Recipe

Chicken Quesadilla is a Mexican recipe which is quick and easy to prepare for Sunday brunch  or dinner. These quesadillas will also be the centerpiece of your Cinco de Mayo party.  Continue reading

1/22/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: How To Make Lobster Mac & Cheese

On a cold rainy Sunday what is better comfort food than Lobster Mac & Cheese! Continue reading

11/27/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH- COMFORT FOOD: Honey Butter Glazed Garlic Salmon

In this video Whip It Up With Jay  will  show us a delicious Honey Butter Glazed Garlic Salmon recipe. It is a super easy recipe that your family will love. Continue reading

4/30/22 O&A NYC MAGAZINE SUNDAY SPRING BRUNCH: How To Make Fried Crab Bites

Chef Matt (a self taught Home Chef from Virginia) has a passion for cooking and sharing my creations. “Too many of us have drifted away from the kitchen – and my goal is to change that! Let’s Make It Happen!”  Continue reading

4/20/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Happy 420 Day- Try Making Pot Brownies!

 By Walter Rutledge Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate 420 Day than with good old fashion Pot Brownies. This was a staple in hippy dippy 1960’s and the “Say it loud I’m stoned and I’m proud” 1970’s. If baking and getting stoned are on your list of… Continue reading

1/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Philly Cheese Steaks Done Right!

You can make an authentic cheese steak sandwich at home and it’s oh, so amazing. Begin with a ribeye steak and follow these steps to make perfect Classic Philly Cheese Steaks. Continue reading

11/25/21 O&A NYC FOOD AND EVENT PLANNING: Patti LaBelle’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Business Insider caught up with the Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle, so she could teach us how to make her world famous sweet potato pie. Her sweet potato pie famously flies off the shelves at Walmart. Continue reading

11/20/21 O&A NYC FOOD: Old School Thanksgiving Cornbread Dressing 

This Old School Cornbread Dressing  recipe by Chef Jeffery Williams has been a Thanksgiving staple for the Williams household for over 40 years. Continue reading

7/18/21 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Lobster Tail

Lobster tail is kinda expensive, and therefore it seems pretty fancy. But it’s actually incredibly easy to make. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is the perfect dinner to make for a special occasion. The herb butter is PERFECT.  Continue reading

6/19/21 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño Coleslaw

The grilling this weekend will now take place over a three day holiday event. And the perfect seafood treat is this Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño Coleslaw.  Continue reading

2/13/21 O&A NYC VALENTINE BRUNCH: New England Lobster Bake

For a great Valentine’s Day brunch serve up a seafood feast with some serious coastal flavor. Continue reading

9/9/20 O&A NYC BRUNCH: Grilled Ribeye With Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa

Juicy grilled ribeye topped with our Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa is a perfect late summer meal, when these special chile peppers from New Mexico are in season. Continue reading

8/30/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Split Lobster

Grilled Split Lobster cooked entirely on the grill ensures that no water gets inside the shell, which means you’ll get more concentrated lobster flavor. This recipe requires little preparation and is quick and easy, but has a real wow factor.  Continue reading

8/14/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Rum Glazed Grilled Shrimp

Rum Glazed Grilled Shrimp is a delicious appetizer for summertime grilling. A light and tasty glaze. If using wooden skewers, soak in lime juice or white wine for some extra flavor. Continue reading

8/2/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Hawaiian Chicken Skewers (with Video)

These Hawaiian Chicken Skewers are a fun and easy to prepare summer grilling treat. Say aloha to what will become everyone’s favorite BBQ skewers. Continue reading

6/28/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Cajun Style Southern Smoked Shrimp With Spicy Ranch Dip

Southern Style Smoked Cajun Shrimp With Spicy Ranch Dip is as delicious as it sounds.  Continue reading

6/26/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN WORKOUT: 11 Simple Steps To Lose Love Handles

11 simple steps to help you get rid of your love handles, burn fat, and lose weight. There is no need to follow a diet that makes you miserable just to lose some of that side fat commonly referred to as a muffin top. Continue reading

6/25/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: The Perfect Chili CheeseBurger

What say summer better than a spicy Chili Cheeseburger.  Continue reading

6/21/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Father’s Day Giant Tomahawk Ribeye Steak

The Giant Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is one of the most visually impressive steaks money can buy and make an impressive Father’s Day BBQ event. Featuring a thick chunk of Ribeye at one end, they usually have at least 6-8 inches of bone handle – perhaps the ultimate man meat lollipop. Continue reading

6/6/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Rib Eye With A Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

These grilled rib eye is smothers with a creamy blue cheese sauce. Continue reading

5/30/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled California Chicken

This Grilled California Chicken recipe from Delish is a refreshing, light and healthy addition to the weekend backyard menu.  Continue reading

5/28/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Double Chocolate Brownie Pancakes

Super fluffy chocolate brownie cake for breakfast without a baking time that you can eat while you fry! Drizzled with a chocolate sauce/ganache! Who’s coming for breakfast? Continue reading

5/24/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN SUNDAY BRUNCH COCKTAIL: Triple-Layer Piña Coladas

The Triple-Layer Piña Colada will transport you to a different exotic tropical oasis with each delicious layer. Continue reading

5/23/20 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Jerk- Adding Spice To Your Memorial Weekend Grilling

By Rita Rubino Jerk- Not the antagonist in Terry McMillian real life drama, a movie with Steve Martin or Jerry Lewis, not a 1950’s beatnik dance, but a hot and spicy rub for chicken and pork. Continue reading

5/20/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Pan Seared Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce, rich and hearty but delectably healthy. This pan-seared salmon recipe is perfect for a fun brunch that is ready in under 20 minutes. Continue reading

5/18/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN HEALTHY CHOICES WITH SIMEON PANDA: What I Eat To Stay Shredded Year Round (I Eat This Daily!)

Nutrition is one of the most important elements of a bodybuilding/workout  regiment. master trainer and physique model Simeon Panda shares his diet routine. Continue reading

5/17/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN SUNDAY BRUNCH COCKTAIL: Peach Sangria

This peach sangria is refreshing and beautiful, featuring white wine, brandy, and a load of sweet fruit. Great for lazy lockdown afternoons.  Continue reading

5/16/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN SUNDAY BRUNCH: Banana Pancakes

Packed with bananas, light and fluffy – this banana pancake recipe is super easy to make, any time of day! Continue reading

5/14/20 LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Louis Johnson Sweet And Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

This sweet and spicy fried chicken recipe is flavored with honey and hot sauce, and it tastes even better wedged between flaky buttermilk biscuits- Louis would have loved these sweet and spicy chicken treats. Continue reading

5/12/20 LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Louis Johnson Biscuit Sandwiches with Sweet And Spicy Chicken

This sweet and spicy fried chicken recipe is flavored with honey and hot sauce, and it tastes even better wedged between flaky buttermilk biscuits. Continue reading

5/10/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: Crab Cakes With Mango-Avocado Relish

Crab Cakes With Mango-Avocado Relish is the ultimate crab cake recipe with a burst of fresh flavor from a crunchy mango-avocado relish. Continue reading

5/7/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Easy Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Tart

This Easy Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Tart is a delicious appetizer or brunch recipe made with frozen puff pastry and Traditional Smoked Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. Continue reading

5/5/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Does anything beat homemade pancakes in the morning? Nope. These buttermilk pancakes are perfect: Not too sweet and loaded with blueberries in every. single. bite. Continue reading

5/1/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: How to Make Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

It’s cheesy, rich, and irresistible traditional Southern comfort food of shrimp and grits. This Charleston dish combines the sweet shrimp with spicy and smoky Andouille sausage on top of creamy, buttery grits.. Continue reading

4/23/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN BRUNCH: Crab, Tarragon and Lemon Linguine

This recipe for crab, tarragon and lemon linguine is really simple to make, ready in just 20 minutes, and comes in at under 500 calories, but is packed full of delicious, fresh flavours. It’s perfect for a midweek meal. Continue reading

10/14/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 14- 21, 2019

Fall is finally here! In New York that means cool mornings, sweater weather afternoons, jacket evenings and the arts. We have street art in Da Bronx, 90’s R&B in Harlem and Dance honors its own in the Village.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city… Continue reading

9/18/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Tuscan Butter Shrimp

Tuscan Butter Shrimp: Tuscan butter makes everything better, especially shrimp. The sauce is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it straight out of the pan, and we wouldn’t blame you. Continue reading

9/2/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Grilled Seafood Salad

Grilled Seafood Salad is a simple salad is the perfect dinner on warm, summer nights. It’s light yet satisfying — and comes together in a matter of minutes. Continue reading

8/30/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Grilled Skirt Steak Gyros

Grilled Skirt Steak Gyros are a fun way to keep steak casual with this Greek-inspired sandwich. Top the olive oil-, garlic- and oregano-marinated steak with a cool yogurt sauce. Continue reading

8/2/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Chicken Parmesan

Grilled Chicken Parmesan: for a summertime twist on an Italian standby, fire up the grill to cook the chicken and toast the bread for these open-face chicken Parmesan sandwiches. Continue reading

7/30/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Thai Peanut Skillet Chicken

Thai Peanut Skillet Chicken: The Thai peanut sauce on this chicken is crazy good. It adds the right amount of sweetness and saltiness to the dish. It’s quick to make and you can add any vegetables you have on hand.  Continue reading

7/20/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Fried Lobster Tails With Sweet Corn Waffles And Spicy Maple Syrup

Fried Lobster Tails with Sweet Corn Waffles and Spicy Maple Syrup is a seafood twist on a Harlem favorite. This dish is as tasty as it is visual stunning.  Continue reading

7/19/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Asian BBQ Salmon

Asian BBQ Salmon takes your salmon obsession to the flame. Continue reading

7/15/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Lobster Wontons

Lobster Wontons are an easy & tasty appetizer or light dinner that won’t break the bank!  Continue reading

7/9/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: True Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole, a true Cajun dish, this recipe is even better if refrigerated overnight to allow all the flavors to blend. Continue reading

7/4/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: JULY 4- JULY 7, 2019

July 4th is the start of a four day summer holiday weekend and New York is just getting warmed up. We will have a hot dog eating contest at Coney Island and a seafood boil festival in Brooklyn. Tap dance in Chelsea and Afropop in Central Park. Not to mention… Continue reading

(Repost) 6/5/22 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Bruschetta Grilled Chicken

Easy, healthy grilled bruschetta chicken with simple seasonings, melty mozzarella cheese, and a fresh tomato and basil topping is the perfect summer meal! Continue reading

6/7/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Steaks with Sweet-Spicy Hoisin Sauce

Grilled Steaks with Sweet-Spicy Hoisin Sauce is an Asian-flavored grilled dish featuring a sweet-and-savory Asian-inspired sauce. The sauce flavored with hoisin, ginger and soy sauce, is delicious with the tender grilled beef. Continue reading

6/4/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Grilled Shrimp with Walnut Pesto

Grilled Shrimp with Walnut Pesto is a quick summer pesto tops grilled shrimp and mixed greens for a meal that tastes like summer. This 25-minute dinner by Alex Guarnaschelli couldn’t be simpler: Continue reading

5/24/19 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: London Broil – A Great Addition To Memorial Day Grilling

It’s finally here! Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season. And it is also the start of the outdoor grilling season. Grilling just doesn’t need to be confined to chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, London Broil is an ideal addition to your barbeque menu. What exactly is… Continue reading

4/21/19 O&A NYC FOOD: 7 Great Places For Easter Brunch In NYC

Easter Sunday is renowned for colorful bonnets and Sunday brunch. The late April Easter makes brunch great for Sunday spring afternoon. Here are a few restaurants that offer a special menu for a special day guaranteed to keep you Out and About.  Armani Ristorante 717 Fifth Avenue offers aspecial four-course Easter menu… Continue reading

4/7/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 7 through April 14, 2019

Its beginning to feel a lot like springtime, and New Yorkers are out and about!  And this week we have a new film about the Queen of Soul and a Fosse muse on Broadway. America’s mother of modern dance turns 93 in Chelsea and Arthur Mitchell’s dream turns 50. Here are… Continue reading

3/10/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 10- March 16, 2019

New York, New York a helluva town! This week we have theatre in Brooklyn, on Broadway and “Da Bronx”. Chi-town is dancing in our town; and art from Fifth Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you… Continue reading

3/3/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos

  Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos are an easy and fun Sunday Brunch for idea. Put a little fire in your Sunday morning gathering.  Continue reading

2/23/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Apple Cinnamon Crepes

Apple Cinnamon Crepes are a delicous and easy Sunday brunch.  Continue reading

2/19/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Creamy Garlic Scallops Spaghetti With Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallops Spaghetti with Bacon is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for two or at any time of the year you want to pamper yourself or a special person. Ready in well under 30 minutes, this quick & easy meal that’s sure to impress while keep your… Continue reading

2/9/24 O&A NYC FOOD- SUPER BOWL WINGS: Mango BBQ Chicken

Mango BBQ Chicken are a blend of sweet and spicy flavors. If you want more heat use a stronger chili.  Continue reading

2/2/19 O&A NYC FOOD- YOUR SUPER BOWL WINGS: Apple-Honey Drumsticks

Apple-Honey Drumsticks with their zesty-sweet sauce at little more than 300 calories per pair. Drumsticks are one of the most inexpensive parts of the chicken, so this recipe is as friendly to your wallet as it is your waistline. Continue reading

2/2/19 O&A NYC FOOD- YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY: Super Bowl Seafood Pizza

Pizza is a staple at most Super Bowl Parties. Don’t call your local pizza chain make an upscale seafood pizza guaranteed to compete with the half time show. Continue reading

2/1/19 O&A NYC FOOD- SUPER BOWL WING WEEK: Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip

Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip may sound a little exotic. Just try this tangy-but-sweet sauce made with strawberries, chipotles, and balsamic vinegar and you will be pleasantly surprised. As if that’s not flavorful enough, serve the wings with a creamy blend of avocado, blue cheese, and sour cream. Continue reading

1/31/19 O&A NYC FOOD- SUPER BOWL WING WEEK: Crispy Ginger-Soy Chicken Wings

Crispy Ginger-Soy Chicken Wings are an unexpected twist on traditional  Super Bowl chicken wings dishes.  The texture and taste will be a crowd pleaser at any game day gathering.  Continue reading

2/10/24 O&A NYC FOOD- Rita Rubino’s X(tra) Super Wings- Spicy Hot Jamaican Jerk Wings

By Rita Rubino These Spicy Hot Jamaican Jerk Wings chime in with a twist on a Super Bowl Party favorite. are sure to become a game day classic. Continue reading

1/27/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Banana Bread Flapjacks

With Banana Bread Flapjacks can now enjoy your favorite breakfast bread (banana, of course!) in flapjack form. Continue reading

1/26/19 O&A NYC GAME DAY WINGS: Baked Sticky General Tso’s Chicken Wings

Super Bowl and chicken wings go together like football shoulder pads and tight pants. With the game just one week away these sweet and spicy General Tso Sticky Wings are an instant touchdown. Continue reading

1/21/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Fried Chicken On A Hot Buttered Biscuit

Fried chicken on a hot buttered biscuit—what’s not to like? Continue reading

12/31/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE: Glogg- Swedish Christmas Cocktail

The Glogg Cocktail is a warming Scandinavian tipple is just what you need during chilly winter months. Continue reading

12/31/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Salted Caramel Banana Bread

Salted Caramel Banana Bread is drizzled and stuffed with caramel! This banana bread is decadent enough for dessert, but we’re still all for eating a slice or two for breakfast.  Continue reading

12/30/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Crab Cake Poppers

Crab Cakes Poppers are a mouth-watering holiday treat you won’t be able to stop eating. Continue reading

12/30/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE: Mulled Wine

Making Mulled Wine couldn’t be easier. This warm inviting holiday cocktail will be a fruity and festival addition to your holiday celebration. Continue reading

12/29/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH IDEAS: Stovetop Roasted Pears with Dulce de Leche

Stovetop Roasted Pears with Dulce de Leche is an easy holiday treat. All you need are two ingredients to make the homemade dulce de leche. You can top these pears with the decadent mixture or eat it with a spoon. Continue reading

12/28/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Shrimp And Goat Cheese Tarts

Shrimp and Goat Cheese Tarts! An elegant and delicious appetizer for any party. Puff pastry rounds topped with tomatoes, feta, and tomatoes. Simple yet so delicious! Continue reading

12/27/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH: Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a great healthy holiday treat. Continue reading

12/27/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH STYLE: The French Martini

 A French Martini Cocktail is a delicious combination of fresh pineapple juice, Vodka, and Chambord liqueur. Continue reading

12/26/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH STYLE: Champagne Jelly Flutes

The secret to keeping the floating bubbles in these champagne jellies is making sure your liquids are very cold, and cooling the mixture quickly so that the gelatin sets before the bubbles dissolve. Inserting the raspberry creates more bubbles, as the trapped gasses move around before the jellies are fully… Continue reading

12/26/18 O&A NYC FOOD/HOLIDAY BRUNCH IDEAS: Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich Bites

Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich Bites contains bite-size bacon, beer and bourbon…how could chicken ‘n waffles get any better? Continue reading

12/22/18 O&A NYC FOOD/BRUNCH: Salmon Burgers With Dill Honey-Mustard, Horseradish, and Avocado

Salmon Burgers are a healthy and easy treat for a romantic brunch on a late summer day. Continue reading

11/25/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Mango Coconut Cream Mousse Recipe

This Mango Mousse is basically a mango coconut cream mousse made with just four simple ingredients. A simple, easy and effortless recipe that refreshing and light. Whether you use fresh, frozen or canned mangoes this mango mousse is a treat you can enjoy any time of the year. Nothing beats a light… Continue reading

11/21/18 O&A NYC FOOD- THANKSGIVING ISSUE: World’s Best Cornbread Stuffing

This Cornbread Stuffing is easy and full of flavor from spicy sausage and fresh herbs. Rich and hearty this dressing is like a savory bread pudding, the perfect addition to any Turkey Day spread. Continue reading

11/18/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH- HOLIDAY ISSUE: Croissant French Toast with Soft Caramel Apples

Croissant French Toast with Soft Caramel Apples is the perfect autumn Sunday brunch. Sweet cinnamon, warm soft carmelized apples served on a sugar dusted French toast croissant- Wow!!!   Continue reading

11/14/18 O&A NYC HUMP DAY COCKTAILS: Rosé Sangria Floats

Rosé Sangria Floats are fruity delicious fun! Easy to make and with lots of visual appeal these cocktails will be an instant hit.  Continue reading

11/10/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH- HOLIDAY ISSUE: Gingerbread Waffles with Hot Lemon Curd Sauce

Gingerbread Waffles with Hot Lemon Curd Sauce are spicy waffles will fill your house with the nostalgic perfume of Christmas cookies and holiday baking. Continue reading

11/4/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

This holiday season doesn’t have to mean abandoning your healthy diet – a perfect festive holiday starter this hot smoked salmon pate is low in calories and easy to make. Continue reading

10/24/18 O&A NYC HUMP DAY COCKTAILS: Italian Spritz Punch

Italian Spritz Punch is a simple sparkling punch created by Agostino Perrone, head mixologist at London’s luxurious Connaught Bar. “It would be a great aperitif for a large dinner party,” says Wayne Collins; he recommends serving it in teacups. Continue reading

10/18/18 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Ethiopian Spiced Steak

Ethiopian Spiced Steak has a wonderful African heat. The combination of spices and the sweet and tender sirloin steak make this dish a great dinner for two. Continue reading

10/14/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Caviar and Dill Cream

Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Caviar and Dill Cream makes an easy, upscale variation on toast points and smoked salmon. The potato pancake is so scrumptious, that despite all three garnishes are wonderfully decadent together; still, you can leave out the smoked salmon or the caviar. Continue reading

9/23/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Shrimp Stacked Sushi With Mango Salsa

This Shrimp Stacked Sushi With Mango Salsa is super easy Sunday Brunch that is both healthy and makes a dramatic presentation.  Continue reading

9/19/18 O&A NYC HUMP DAY COCKTAIL: Fresh Peach Margaritas

As summer comes to an end a Fresh Peach Margaritas is the perfect cocktail for the impending season change. Continue reading

9/12/18 O&A NYC HUMP DAY COCKTAIL: Classic Chocolate Martini

The Chocolate Martini is not a true Martini, but its a chocolate lovers boozy dream come true. Continue reading

9/9/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Grand Marnier Scallops

Grand Marnier Scallops are easy, delicious and elegant. Grand Marnier is an orange liquor and when combined with cream, wine and orange juice makes for a wonderfully different experience! These have a nice fresh citrusy flavor and are so very easy! Serve with wild rice on the side. Continue reading

5/7/21 (Repost) O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Grilled Giant Tomahawk Steak (Long Bone Ribeye Reverse Seared)

The Giant Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is one of the most visually impressive steaks money can buy. Featuring a thick chunk of Ribeye at one end, they usually have at least 6-8 inches of bone handle – perhaps the ultimate meat lollipop. Continue reading

9/31/18 O&A NYC GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Southern Style Smoked Cajun Shrimp With Spicy Ranch Dip

Southern Style Smoked Cajun Shrimp With Spicy Ranch Dip is as delicious as it sounds.  Continue reading

8/29/18 O&A NYC HUMP DAY COCKTAIL: Easy Melon Ball Mojito (With video)

Easy Melon Ball Mojito is a refreshing and beautiful twist on the classic mojito, great for summer entertaining. Continue reading

8/25/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Butter-Poached Newfoundland Lobster

 Butter-Poached Newfoundland Lobster. The dish will definitely get a rise of of your guests.  Continue reading

8/23/18 O&A NYC MAKE MINE A DOUBLE: Peach Rosé Sangria

This Peach Rosé Sangria is a beautiful summer sangria made of Rosé, peach juice, peach liqueur, fresh white peaches, and berries. Try this Peach Sangria this summer! Continue reading

8/19/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY BRUNCH: Red Pepper Fettuccine With Shrimp

Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp! This easy fun dish with, pan-fried shrimp, creamy noodles, and red pepper / garlic / butter / lemon-ish sauce creates a light Sunday brunch vibe.  Continue reading

8/15/18 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: Summer Seafood Stew

Summer Seafood Stew in a light and flavorful tomato-fennel broth with smoky chorizo. Serve with Crusty Bread to mop up all the flavorful juices! For a Gluten-free option, instead of bread add cannellini beans! Continue reading

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