A Toast To The New Year

Whether you are going out with top hat and cane,                                                                                           […]

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The New Year’s Lobster Pot Pie

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and a lobster dinner is a perfect way to ring in the New Year. Lobster is often thought of as a sophisticated dish that we only have on special occasions…birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc. Since I want to make a special meal for one of the most […]

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May Your Days Be Sunny And Bright, May All Your Christmases Be White

May your days be sunny and bright, may all your Christmases be white. I wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten, Buon Natale, and Feliz Navidad. For those that celebrate Hanukkah, best wishes for the holiday. May each of you have a holiday filled  with joy and happiness. I hope […]

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Not Your Average Turkey

For a festive gathering, I like to prepare a meal that I think is special. Most people think of baking a large turkey once or twice a year for the holidays, but my meal suggestion is not your average turkey. It is a stuffed turkey tenderloin that is elegant enough for any occasion and anytime […]

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Smoked Trout With A Spinach, Orange and Red Onion Salad

Are you taste testing all those Christmas cookies and eating all the mistakes? Are you trying out that perfect cheesy appetizer, indulging in that extra holiday cocktail, and starting to feel like maybe you should eat something light and healthy before the big day arrives? I have the perfect meal for you. A salad of […]

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Orecchiette Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Is there anything more flavorful and comforting than a bowl of pasta? Not if the pasta has spicy Italian sausage and  slightly bitter greens added. Sprinkle with freshly grated cheese and you have one delicious meal. When you are really busy, you want something that is fast and easy. This rustic Italian meal is perfect […]

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Our Christmas Kitchen Is Filled With Sweet Smells

There is no better place to be this time of the year than in the kitchen. The heart of the home where many of our fondest memories are made. A time to gather with friends and family and share the simple pleasures of food and drink. Where counters will be turned into buffets and bars. […]

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Mince (No Meat) Pie

Mincemeat pie is one of the best tasting desserts associated  with the Christmas season as far as I am concerned. One of my fondest memories of mincemeat pies comes from one of my neighbors who was English and made tiny mince pies each Christmas season. We would sit at her kitchen table with a cup […]

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Asian Meatballs With Vegetable “Spaghetti”

Haven’t heard of Asian meatballs with vegetable spaghetti before? What if I called it panko crusted chicken balls with a drizzle of sweet chili sauce served on top of a warm salad of julienne zucchini and carrot topped with pistachio nuts.  Still doesn’t sound familiar…that’s is because my husband and I like to create new dishes. […]

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Simple, Simple, Simple

When the days are hectic you need a little simplicity in your life. During the holiday season we have the added pressure of trimming the tree and decorating our homes. We are baking cookies and cakes, and planning menus for holiday parties and dinners. We are scrambling to buy and wrap last minute gifts for […]

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