IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Creme Delicious Cookies

{Creme Delicious Cookies: For the Food Lover Looking for Edible Art} Sandy Patangay, owner of Creme Delicious, spent years crafting traditional Henna art, but it wasn’t until she moved to the United States when she transfer that craft to pastry. The result? Intricately hand-decorated artisanal cakes, cookies, and French macarons sporting designs inspired by the ancient art of Henna—swirls of colors creating one-of-a kind, edible works of art. Check out my interview with Sandy, and how she transformed body art to bakery art. For more information about Creme Delicious, check out the IntoxiKate Edible Holiday Gift Guide.

By | 2016-12-05T10:16:54+00:00 December 4th, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, holiday, sweet|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Dana Confections’ Calissons

{Dana Confections: For the Food Lover Who Loves Paris} While I’m pretty on top of regional cuisines in the savory field, I’ve got to educate myself a bit more in the sweet realm. And I’m going to start with calissons! This French candy has two layers—a chewy, fruit and almond blend topped with royal French icing. Rachel Dana, owner of Dana Confections, puts her own twist on this traditional sweet, and is one of a handful of confectioners who offer calissons in the US. Plus, she sources most of her ingredients locally, ensuring the freshest ingredients are used to create [...]

By | 2016-12-05T10:16:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, holiday, sweet|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Brazi Bites

Brazi Bites: For the Food Lover Who Loves Experiencing Regional Cuisine When creator Junea Rocha couldn’t find her favorite snack—Brazilian cheese bread—in the United States, she tapped her family recipe book to create Brazi Bites. Fast forward to a few years later (and an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank), and Brazi Bites are in thousands of stores nationwide. These bite-sized, gluten-free goodies are found in the freezer aisle, and are probably one of the few items I’ve tested that taste (and feel) freshly baked. I’m officially obsessed with all four flavors— Cheddar Parmesan, Garlic, Asiago, Zesty Pepper Jack, and the [...]

By | 2016-12-05T10:16:31+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, for the kitchen, holiday|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year! {Sing it with me now!} It's the most wonderful time of the year! I happen to love the holidays, and if there's anything I enjoy more than hosting, it's gift giving. I've scoured the internet and stores to find you the trendiest—and tastiest!—edible gift ideas for the food lover on your list. From stocking stuffers to gifts that gift back to local favorites, here's the IntoxiKate Edible Holiday Gift Guide 2016:     Don't forget to tune into Fork This with IntoxiKate on 1490 WGCH or listen live at Tuesdays from [...]

By | 2016-12-01T16:53:56+00:00 December 1st, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, for the kitchen|0 Comments

Italian Thanksgiving with Cheftini

This is Tina, a.k.a Cheftini! I am a cooking show host and recipe blogger who loves to cook, I’m thrilled and honored to be contributing some of my favorites here with IntoxiKate. It’s hard to believe we are just days away from our most Thankful Holiday … Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons, but mostly because it is the one special time of year when we all gather together to celebrate all our blessings. I for one feel blessed to have been handed down so many family recipes and traditions.Growing up in an old fashioned Italian family food was always the center [...]

By | 2016-11-23T18:51:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, recipe, savory, westchester|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Claire Bertin-Lang is a woman wearing many hats. While running her own company—CBL Liquid Consulting—she also serves as the Mixology Producer for the StarChefs International Chefs Congress and the Beverage Director for Eat Drink SF, San Francisco’s premier food, wine, beer and spirits festival. The bicoastal beverage guru certainly has her finger on the pulse of the spirit world and offered a few Thanksgiving cocktail recipes (below). […]

By | 2016-11-23T18:49:39+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|cocktails, eat + drink, entertaining|0 Comments

8 New Foodie Finds from the Greenwich Food + Wine Festival

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] The Greenwich Wine & Food Festival featured a lineup of elite food-focused personalities—Man Versus Food’s Adam Richman, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, and our own local celebri-chef, Christian Petroni. But the thing I love most about food festivals is finding new goodies I can share with fellow foodies. This year’s GWFF had no shortage of delectable goodies, so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites to share… […]

By | 2016-10-16T15:50:41+00:00 September 26th, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, fairfield, for the kitchen, savory, sweet|0 Comments

Plan the Best Thanksgiving

I love hosting and I get especially excited about Turkey Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays—family, friends, and food are always the focus (and pair that with your favorite wine/beer/cocktail). If you feel prepping for one of the biggest meals of the year can be challenging, don’t worry. I’ve created a guide of recipes, resources, and more you’ll have at your fingertips so you can plan the best Thanksgiving. […]

By | 2015-11-18T23:27:31+00:00 November 19th, 2015|entertaining, farm to table, farmers market, westchester|0 Comments

Host a Party at The Empire City Casino

If you’re looking for the perfect event space for this year’s holiday party or maybe you have a special event on the horizon in 2016, you should start considering the Empire City Casino. Sure, the casino is known for record-breaking jackpots in New York (a player just hit big, turning his $20 bet into a $1,473,503 million), but tucked between those slot machines are these hidden gems—from chic lounge spaces to retro-style red rooms—that will leave your guests feeling like a winner. […]

By | 2015-11-18T12:35:30+00:00 November 18th, 2015|entertaining, westchester|0 Comments

Fork This: Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Today on Fork This with IntoxiKate Hal Wolin, NYC mixologist and brand ambassador for Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, shook things up in the studio (literally!), whipping up some holiday cocktail recipes just in time for Thanksgiving. I have to admit—before taking a sip of the creative cocktails below, I would not classify myself as a fan of scotch. But apparently, even the devout vodka lover can be converted. I thoroughly enjoyed the sweat oak-hint of honey flavor, that had a slightly smoky finish. Check out Wolin’s recipes below: […]

By | 2015-11-18T14:05:49+00:00 November 17th, 2015|entertaining, recipe|0 Comments