A freelance writer, full-time mom and part-time Professor of Journalism at Suffolk County Community College, Courtney MacGinley is a firm believer that some of the best times are spent around the dinner table. Her work has focused on Long Island's culinary scene in the pages of Edible East End and Edible Long Island magazines for nearly a decade.

Ms. Michelle’s Cranberry Muffins

Voted best gluten-free menu and organic eatery on Long Island by the readers of the Long Island Press and rated by Delight Gluten-Free Magazine as one of the best gluten-free bakeries in America, Ms. Michelle’s serves an array of organic, gluten-free treats.

Kings Park’s King of Local Fare

Since he was a little boy at his great-aunt Rosie’s Christmas Eve feasts, chef Steve Cardello has lived for the food that gathered his family together. He recalls his relatives cooking and enjoying the fruits of their labor on many occasions, the dinner table always a centerpiece to his memories, and the food they shared, a staple in his upbringing.