Food & Entertaining

Parties, gourmet entrees, Holiday feasts, delicate treats, or meals for just two – let’s do it all!

Over the past couple of years, I have had the privilege of traveling and dining at some of the best restaurants in the United States, from Morimoto in New York City, to The French Laundry in Yountville, CA. Even here in Miami, we have some of the best and most diverse array of restaurants you could possibly imagine – it is like a culinary mecca! But not everyone can manage to get a reservation, much less foot the bill for one of these extravagant meals.

I would love to take you on a journey wherein I attempt to recreate or interpret dishes inspired by some of the best and most memorable meals I have tasted. I have no formal training, but I definitely have skills and a secret weapon: my husband’s killer palette.

Fresh Caprese Salad

The caprese salad has been the traditional Undorfer family go-to for years now. It’s light, refreshing, filling, and goes with just about anything. I have done several variations, including a recipe that included peaches and white balsamic over the summer, but this is the classic recipe. Thick-sliced beefsteak tomatoes, mozzarella, balsamic glaze, olive oil, salt, […] Read more…

Rose’s Rosy 1st Birthday

To think of the fact that my first baby girl is already 1 is crazy to me. Even crazier that our second is on the way! To say that I procrastinated and put off planning Rose’s 1st Birthday is an understatement: I was in denial. I just couldn’t believe a year had come and gone […] Read more…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peppermint White Chocolate

The ultimate Holiday chocolate cookies are here. Who doesn’t automatically think of cookies and Christmas together? This year I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make some cookies – gingerbread men, sugar cookies, and these amazing chocolate cookies right here. When I was young, my father’s holiday specialty was chocolate cookies with white chocolate […] Read more…

Holiday Mocktails

Admittedly, I am an avid drinker, which came to an immediate and abrupt halt the moment I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t even get to say goodbye. And right before the Holiday season, too, when imbibing in varieties of libations is at its peak! I love experimenting and trying cocktails of all sorts, […] Read more…

A Miami Rose Thanksgiving | Complete Guide to Holiday Hosting

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner, especially if you’ve never done it before, can be a bit stressful. Making sure the house is presentable and the food is warm and tasty is no small feat, so to make sure everything gets done in time, planning is key. A Thanksgiving Tale In November 2014, when we first moved in […] Read more…

Rose Ice Cream

With summer in full swing, I have been wanting to try out a few new ice cream flavors, and this one was at the top of my list (for obvious reasons)! I scoured the internet and Pinterest especially for the perfect recipe, and I think I finally concocted my own version to create a creamy, […] Read more…

Lemon and Blueberry Cake

Zesty, fruity, fresh, and fun – this sweet lemon cake full of fresh blueberries will remind you of summer lemonade and blueberry pie. Using fresh produce is essential for the perfect bite of tart and sweet. Bright fragrant lemons and deep, rich blueberries are so visually stimulating that they will have your mouth watering before […] Read more…

Kate Spade inspired Baby Shower

I know this post is so long overdue – but I’ve been so busy! I wanted to share some of the pretty pictures with you all and take the time to deliver some huge Thank yous to everyone for such a perfect event. I had no part in the planning and so I was thrilled […] Read more…

Spicy Mango Salsa

Baby is as big as a mango – I can’t even believe it! For today’s Foodie Friday I decided to revisit an awesome recipe that’s perfect for the season. Eat up! Summertime here in Miami means mango madness! If you don’t have them falling by the dozen in your own backyard, you see families on […] Read more…

Prosciutto & Caramelized Onion Balsamic Pizza

Baby is the size of an onion (5 inches!) so I made one of my FAVORITE pizza recipes for Foodie Friday: Prosciutto & Caramelized Onion Balsamic Pizza. I absolutely love pizza – who doesn’t? I could have it every [other] day and still not be tired of it. Takeout or delivery for convenience, but for […] Read more…

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