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February has always felt special to me because it is my birthday month and it is right in-between when its freezing and getting a little warmer. Also valentines day. I used to make valentines cards for everyone in my class (was I a weirdo?). I used...

My moms chicken from last night was so good, I thought I would share the recipe!   Buy regular chicken thighs and wing with bone and skin Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.  Wash and cover with salt and pepper and place in a baking sheet pan  Take slices of garlic...

It took us about 6 months to finally be able to go to the Michelin star restaurant Casa Enrique in Long Island City.  We made the reservation about a month in advance and were so delighted to finally be able to go. Everything was really...

I am very excited to have my boyfriend's mother, Rosa, here visiting for the next couple of weeks. She flew in from Sao Paolo and arrived this morning  -- she only speaks Portuguese, and I only speak English but I am doing my best to...

New York is one of the biggest tourist traps in the world. Its restaurants, theaters, shops, and museums draw an average of 60 million visitors annually. And they all need a place to sleep. Being a cultural epicenter makes New York, and specifically Manhattan, a major...