Pork Chile Verde

January 18, 2017

Usually I wouldn’t dare make a double batch of a recipe I have never tried before and serve it to 9 guests. But I so trust my friend Terri’s judgement in the food department that when she sent me this recipe by both e-mail and text message, I went with it! Padma Lakshmi is a […]

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World Peace Cookies by Pierre Herme and Dorie Greenspan

January 12, 2017

Chef Pierre Herme has a cutting edge restaurant in Paris where he developed this cookie, and Dorie tested and translated the recipe for the American kitchen. It’s a buttery cocoa dough with pockets of chocolate throughout, and a soft, sandy texture. Dorie’s neighbor loved these so much that she told her a daily dose of […]

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Pasta Bundt Loaf

January 6, 2017

This cheesy pasta pie is fairly easy to make and looks spectacular when you bring it to the table! Like a mac and cheese dish poured into a bundt pan and baked until the cheese melts and the edges get brown and crispy. This was created by Food and Wine magazine’s Justin Chapple. I would […]

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Rich Layered Cheese and Pesto Appetizer With Sun Dried Tomatoes

December 23, 2016

This is my favorite appetizer for the holidays; a rich layering of cream cheese, pesto and sun dried tomatoes all wrapped up in slices of provolone. It can be made several days ahead and looks very professional. Spreading the cream cheese layer I always found difficult until today, when for the first time I used […]

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Skillet Cornbread with Chives

December 14, 2016

An editor at Bon Apetit asked a server at the Dabney restaurant in Washington D.C. what to order, and she insisted this cornbread was the best thing on the menu. Because you use a coarse grind cornmeal the crumb is grainy and corny and more of a savory treat than a cake-like cornbread. Spreading the […]

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Honoring David Cline

December 7, 2016

As Queen Elizabeth II said in a message to the people of the United States after 9/11, “Grief is the price we pay for love.” And holidays intensify these emotions for better and for worse. This post is dedicated to David Cline, aged 24, and to so many others who perished with him in the […]

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Curried Lentils with Coconut Milk

November 28, 2016

There aren’t many vegetarian entrees that I find satisfying enough to make a complete dinner (my bad) but this one certainly is an exception! It’s fragrant and filling and would make a lovely, healthy meal during the chilly shopping season ahead. It comes together in 30 minutes and is served over rice with a topping […]

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Skillet Lasagna

November 14, 2016

Weeknight Lasagna in one pan? Seriously? Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion combined forces on a cookbook called “Keepers”, a collection of recipes for realistic weeknight dinners. The challenge was to create a favorite dish using one pan, no oven time and minimal bowls. No-boil noodles play a part in making this work, and work it […]

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Alton Brown’s Oven Roasted Broccoli

November 5, 2016

This is one of the easiest and best broccoli recipes out there, courtesy of Alton Brown. This Food Network star of Good Eats and Iron Chef currently has a live show touring the country called “Eat Your Science”, which mixes science, music and food in 2 hours of interactive entertainment. What a multi-talented and creative […]

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Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas

October 24, 2016

I love pork tenderloin, so lean and tender and complements such a variety of flavors. This is just a great stir-fry recipe, and as you scan the list of ingredients your mouth will start watering. I have tweaked this great recipe from the “kitchn” website to allow a brief marinade time for the wonderful sauce […]

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