Chef Acheson’s Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad

May 26, 2017

Hugh Acheson is the award-winning chef and partner in four Georgia restaurants, and a judge on Top Chef. He is a fan of using the seasonal bounty, and makes this salad in summer 4 times a week to use these ingredients at their peak. Plump ripe tomatoes, tender sweet corn, and peppery fresh basil. He […]

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Cod with Garlicky Tomatoes and Potatoes

May 20, 2017

Jessica Seinfeld (wife of Jerry!) has her fourth cookbook out, cleverly titled “Food Swings”; including half the recipes divided into the “Virtue” or “Vice” categories. Everyone makes choices between eating healthy or more indulgently on a daily basis, meal to meal, depending on how you feel, who you’re with or what you’re doing. Nice to […]

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Mother’s Day

May 13, 2017

“Nothing is really lost until your Mom can’t find it!” Unknown “Any Mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” Lisa Alther “Great sisters get promoted to Aunt.” Unknown “Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.” Unknown “I want my children to have all […]

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Crack Broccoli

May 10, 2017

The “Crack” comes from the addicting aspect of this recipe; make this once and it will find it’s way into your regular rotation. I kept nibbling on it while the rest of my dinner was coming together, and realized I’d eaten half the broccoli right out of the pan! Olive oil, garlic, lemon, cheese and […]

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Fresh Strawberry Pie from Gramercy Tavern

May 3, 2017

We are just back from a memorable trip to the east coast; visiting Casey’s childhood friends that he hasn’t seen since High School. Lots of laughs and tears, great meals and perhaps a few cocktails more than necessary. We left Connecticut to spend a few nights in NYC and see Hamilton (Worth it! Do It!) […]

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Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

April 9, 2017

This melt in your mouth pound cake is the recipe to remember when you wish you had something freshly baked but no time to get to the store for ingredients. That’s how I happened upon it…babysitting my grandsons with a plan to try a new cookie recipe which they vetoed when I read them the […]

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Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

April 2, 2017

This combination of flavors really works; spicy curry paste and Sriracha, mellow butternut squash and rich coconut milk. Spiked with fresh ginger and lime with cilantro and peanuts to garnish. If you purchase the squash already peeled and diced this comes together in time for lunch today! Credit to Morgan at Host the Toast food […]

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Zucchini Milano

March 31, 2017

This recipe has an amusing history! It’s a favorite dish from an old family restaurant in Milan. It was so popular that the recipe was printed and made available for the asking, but only if your I.D. showed that you were NOT from Milan! A great souvenir for visitors to take home from Italy. It’s […]

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Pork Medallions with Currants and Scotch

March 24, 2017

I’ve enjoyed a number of recipes combining pork or salmon with bourbon, but never Scotch! There should be a plaque on the wall of the Dewar’s factory in Aberfeldy, Scotland, thanking Casey for his daily nightcap (daily nightcap???) so I knew this was worth checking out. The Scotch blends with butter, Dijon mustard and brown […]

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Virginia Tedrow’s Chicken Breast Pate with Smokehouse Almonds

March 17, 2017

Today is my sweet Mother’s 90th Birthday!!! She has inspired my life-long love affair with food, and is the reason I associate cooking with Love. I can still picture her before dinner in her lovely kitchen, listening to her small radio and chopping and dicing away. This recipe was her special appetizer that was served […]

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