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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Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew

March 11, 2017

Regina Schrambling is a contributor to the New York Times, and brought this recipe to them in the dark days in 2001 following the attack on the World Trade Center. “Long before there were anti-depressants, ” she wrote, “there was stew”. She explains that comfort food is what someone cooks for you. Comfort cooking is […]

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White Bean Chicken Chili

March 4, 2017

This recipe is not authentic, but full of the best Mexican flavors and ingredients even though they come from cans, dried spices, and leftover chicken! Easy and quick to prepare, it is tasty and satisfying and perfect to make ahead and take to a friend needing a warming meal. The fresh corn gives a nice […]

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Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup

February 27, 2017

Here’s a hearty soup for cold February evenings. Real Simple Magazine published it back in October as one of their Easy Dinners, and it took me this long to try it. Thanks Doreen for sending it along! Everything you need for a savory supper all in one bowl; sausage, lentils, tomatoes, and onions simmer in […]

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