Monthly Archives: January 2012

Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria – New Haven

OK New Englanders: you may have heard of Frank Pepe’s legendary pizza in New Haven, CT, but A-Tooch had not. Until this past weekend, that is. Why would a New Yorker need to know anything about “famous” pizza outside of the city? On our way back from snowboarding in Vermont, the bf suggested we check [...]
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NYC Restaurant Reviews – Empellon, Craftbar and Cavatappo

A-Tooch has had a few interesting foodie jaunts recently, worthy of sharing with those of you who are also exploring the NYC restaurant scene. I was excited to spend New Year’s Eve at Empellon in the West Village. The new restaurant lived up to expectations, cooking a variety of flavors and dishes even for the [...]
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Guest Blog Post – Seattle Mary’s New Vitamix Blender & Smoothie Recipes

You may remember Seattle Mary from her great vegan sweet and savoury recipes this past summer. Well, A-Tooch’s (only?) vegan foodie bff is back. This time, she has unleashed her cooking power on her new Vitamix blender. Check out these delicious recipes that vegan, vegetarian and carnivore foodies will salivate over. Mr. Vitamix – true [...]
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

This week Miss Yunks celebrated her BF’s birthday. He always claims he does not have a sweet tooth and staying true to his word, he resisted when I offered to bake a birthday cake. I couldn’t not bake anything for his birthday so I kept it simple and combined desserts he loves. Chocolate chip cookies [...]
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Red Pack’s Biggest Fan — and Giveaway

When TFAW received a tin of treats from Red Pack, we were excited to try some new recipes. We both love tomatoes and tomato sauce, and cook with the little guys often. But the holiday season got the best of us and we didn’t have time to do a tomato recipe justice. Enter: A-Tooch’s father, [...]
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Christmas Eve Crab Cakes

In A-Tooch’s family, Christmas Eve dinner is always a traditional Italian “Seven Fishes” meal. Since she was on call to cook this year, seven fishes became two. Still very ambitious. What can I say… small apartment and a lack of experience cooking fish (new year’s resolution 2012) made me settle on two seafood courses. I [...]
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The 12 Days of Christmas

This year, A-Tooch came awfully close to celebrating, quite literally, 12 days of Christmas. Some office parties, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas day… twice…a birthday, New Year’s and more than one week out of the office made it one hell of a celebration. Festive new dinnerware! For the first time ever I hosted Christmas Eve dinner [...]
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