Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

With so many great farmer’s markets around the city, it’s tough not to gorge on summer fruits and heirloom tomatoes. Two of my favorite dishes to eat during the summer months are bruschetta and Caprese salad. Variations on the same theme, these delectable dishes can be made in 10-15 minutes and work well for snack, … Continue reading

Flower Arrangement: September 25, 2010

Flower Arrangement: 25 September 2010

I’ve always had this secret desire to become a florist. While planning my wedding, I had the chance to think about flowers more than I ever had before. Though I seriously considered making my own flower arrangements, knowing the stress and potential chaos that might bring, I ultimately decided to go with a wholesale florist. … Continue reading

Creamy Pesto Fettucine with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Creamy Pesto Fettucine with Mushrooms and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

When I think of dressed up pasta, I think of creamy pasta. If I’m in the mood for a slightly richer and more elegant pasta dish, I add in mascarpone cheese to make it creeeeeamy. For me, the sauce is all that matters. You can use whatever noodles you want, though I recommend linguine or … Continue reading

How to Make Pesto

Homemade Pesto Ingredients

The first time I tasted pesto, I was thirteen or fourteen years old and at my friend Sarah’s house for dinner. Her mom cooked  roasted chicken and pesto pasta, and I immediately fell in love. Since that day, I’ve grown to eat pesto on almost anything, including pasta, chicken, salmon, rice, you name it. Interested … Continue reading

Linguine Alfredo with Roasted Asparagus

I’ve had my fair share of Fettucine Alfredo at Olive Garden, but let me tell you, it’s really not that hard to make at home. At least, according to my husband, it’s not too hard! My husband started making Emeril Lagasse’s recipe for Alfredo sauce a couple years ago and it’s become quite the crowd-pleaser … Continue reading

How to Poach an Egg

Janine Falvo, chef de cuisine of Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar in Sonoma, California, shows how to poach an egg quickly and without making a mess. I’ve got to try this. Check out the video on

Flourless Chocolate Cake

When you want to bake your way into heaven, try this recipe for flourless chocolate cake from the Gourmet cookbook. It’s a simple easy recipe that will make your family, friends, co-workers and even strangers think you’ve studied the culinary arts. Check out my Flickr stream to see a slice of flourless chocolate cake. You … Continue reading

Roast Chicken with Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic

I’m not much of a chicken eater, but I LOVE roast chicken. Something about it just makes my mouth water. Last Sunday, I decided to roast a chicken, so I bought a 3 lb chicken, two lemons, a head of garlic and sprigs of rosemary. I grow thyme in my backyard, so no need to … Continue reading

Eating through life, one day at a time.

Welcome to my blog, moisie darling. I’m moisie (pronounced “moy-see”), and I love to cook, eat and throw tea parties. I’ve decided to blog about my journey through life and food, sharing my favorite eateries, recipes and cooking tips.