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

Celebrate Season 6 with Game of Thrones Cocktails

Season 6 of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. EST, and I, for one, am looking for a lot of answers. (Say it isn't so, Jon Snow!) Whether you are gathering friends around the TV for a viewing party or if you just need a little liquid courage to make it through the potential lost of your favorite face, I've got some character-inspired craft cocktails created for the occasion. "The Crows' Old-Fashioned" by Tad Carducci, bartender, mixologist and co-founder of Tippling Bros. Highlighting a rustic, old-world brandy from Chateau du Tariquet, the Crows' [...]

By | 2016-04-24T17:42:17+00:00 April 24th, 2016|cocktails, recipe|0 Comments

Westchester St. Patrick’s Day Guide

[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, the county has no shortage of ways you can celebrate your inner Irish. Below are just is a quick roundup of ideas, recipes, and events, serving as your Westchester St. Patrick’s Day Guide. […]

By | 2016-03-15T23:15:00+00:00 March 15th, 2016|craft beer, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Wild Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Chef Leslie Lampert of Love Hospitality Group is well-known for her locally-sourced menu—everything from those amazing roasted truffle chickpeas to her homemade soups and flavorful flatbreads. At the Give Back, Give Thanks Chef series at Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center last month, she shared a little of her love via a cooking demonstration of a wild mushroom quinoa recipe. This dish is not only easy and delicious, but also adds a lighter side dish to the sea of mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and hearty Thanksgiving favorites. This year, wow guests with this dish… […]

By | 2015-11-21T16:34:13+00:00 November 24th, 2015|farm to table, recipe, 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

The IntoxiKate Guide to the Holidays

If you're worried about the upcoming season, don't worry! The IntoxiKate Guide to the Holidays in Westchester and Fairfield Counties is here. Flip through the online pages to find resources, recipes, and restaurants for Thanksgiving and onwards. Plus: - Planning a holiday party or special event? Check out the Empire City Casino's hidden gems—a list of beautiful, private venues perfect for you. PAGE 20 - This year brought us more than a few new eateries. Check out "Restaurants to Love" to take the IntoxiKate quiz to discover your perfect match. PAGE 8 - The fall favorites features a roundup of [...]

By | 2015-11-15T19:19:52+00:00 November 15th, 2015|entertaining, recipe, westchester, wine|0 Comments

Photo Recap: Give Thanks, Give Back Chef Series

Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center and IntoxiKate hosted the Give Thanks, Give Back Chef Series last week, featuring Love Hospitality Group’s Leslie Lampert cooking on Viking’s new Tuscany Line. Benefits from the evening’s raffle and silent auction went to the Food Bank for Westchester. Thank you to Leiberts Royal Green, Vino 100 White Plains, Cafe or Love and Viking for an INCREDIBLE end to this year’s chef series. I also want to thank the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Brewing Company for their donations. And a big thank you to those who attended the event. Thanks to you, we raised over to $1300 [...]

By | 2015-10-22T00:37:07+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|farm to table, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Baked Apples Recipe from Judy & Joy

Last week, things got a little uncharacteristically emotional on Fork This with IntoxiKate. Guests Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti (aka Judy & Joy), identical twins who are self-taught Italian American cooks and cookbook authors, popped on the show to promote a campaign near and dear to their hearts—Breast Cancer Awareness. The duo has a unique approach to cooking and life—Judy recently celebrated her third year of being a breast cancer survivor—and their recipes are created two ways: traditionally, and with a twist. The ‘traditional’ way is prepared by Joy and the ‘healthy’ twist created by Judy.  I immediately fell in love with [...]

By | 2015-10-07T21:57:06+00:00 October 7th, 2015|fairfield, recipe|0 Comments

Power Your Lunchbox: Pledge to Keep Your Kids Healthy

Produce for Kids is dedicated to educating families on the benefits of healthy eating, providing simple meal solutions and raising money for children’s non-profit organizations. Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Amanda Keefer, the director of marketing communications for the organization, about preparing back to school lunches for kids. (Interview below.)  While there are plenty of amazing ideas for your little students—and the young at heart—here, I was blown away by their Power Your Lunchbox Pledge campaign. […]

By | 2015-08-31T10:08:11+00:00 August 31st, 2015|recipe|0 Comments