Fillo Tartlets with Potato, Spiced Apple and Fried Sage

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There are many nice things about the holidays…. I get to cook like a maniac. And eat like a maniac. But the best part of any holiday meal are the sides and the appetizers. And the fact that you can start drinking at noon and no one seems to care can say anything because they… [Read More]

Cauliflower Steak & Eggs

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The “blizzard’s” over.  Like any good New Yorkers we elbowed old ladies out of the way to get the last organic vegetables at Trader Joe’s. No kale? What will happen to us??? (We already had tequila, so I didn’t completely panic). And then we realized the biggest horror of the storm….. We’d have to cook dinner for… [Read More]

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

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I am so thrilled to be a part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. But whomever said it was better to give than to receive were clearly referring to parking tickets. Because the culinary confections I received were sinfully good. Thanks: Alexa from Simple Eats- thanks for sending that awesome family recipe and way more… [Read More]

Bacon Bark

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                            Christmas is the season of making bark.                             White Chocolate, Peppermint, you name it- people are barking.                      … [Read More]

Caponata

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                            Recently, Pamela and I went to the Institute of Culinary Education.                           Where we learned to make homemade pasta.                    … [Read More]

Cheese Straws

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                            Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.                             After Cinco de Mayo.                             And if you were… [Read More]

Curried Apple Squash Bisque

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There is not much you can dislike about butternut squash.  Except of course,  around Thanksgiving, we all start to resemble one. Oh just me?  Moving on….Distraction statement…. One thing that’s often overlooked about the Pilgrims….. Is their love for Red Thai Curry Paste. Work with me here. Oh look,  I made a heavy cream silhouette of my… [Read More]

Cranberry Cream Tartlets

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                            When you are done with my Thanksgiving dinner….                             You believe that you cannot eat another bite of anything in your lifetime.            … [Read More]

Honey Sesame Chick Peas

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Tonight we went to see the movie “Gone Girl”. And that’s pretty much what happened. I fell asleep. Not a doze. A deep, Titanic REM sleep. It’s not all Ben Affleck’s fault. Although he still owes me $8.50 for Gigli. And Daredevil. And Jersey Girl. And Man About Town.  And the J-Lo years. And what he makes… [Read More]

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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As John Oliver said, we tolerate pumpkin spice because we like fall. Fall is the best season because we get to stop thinking about how weird our legs look in shorts. The Huffington Post said pumpkin spice is the gateway drug of autumnal pumpkin edibles. I say, it’s amazing how polarizing a coffee beverage can be…. [Read More]

Pumpkin Focaccia with Gruyere and Walnuts

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                            One of these days on an episode of the Walking Dead…………                           They will find a whole truck of pumpkin puree and all of their problems will be solved.  … [Read More]

Idaho Potatoes Rule

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I’m kind of a big deal in Idaho. You read that correctly. Since I just won part of a photo competition for Idaho potatoes. I worked verrrrrrrrry hard eating all those carbs. So did Joe. So did the buttons on our pants. So, if you find yourself in Idaho, it’s OK to name drop. It’s my… [Read More]

Tomato and Goat Cheese Scones

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It’s a lazy day at the dog park. Not for Grendel, who is running around like he just escaped from prison. But we don’t mind. Grendel is a 70 pound pit bull. We like it when he’s tired. Reeeeeally tired. All of Grendel’s friends are here. Lulu, Finley and Razzle. And Clive. Hi, Clive. Tearing him away… [Read More]

The Perfect Bloody Mary

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We took Joe’s mom Nancy to the St. Regis this week for high tea. We’re so fancy. They have a lovely tea service. But the St.Regis is also known for something else. The Old King Cole bar …which is the birthplace of the Bloody Mary. In those days, no one liked the name “Bloody Mary”… [Read More]

Zucchini Butter

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We were thrilled to be able to attend this year’s Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. But more excited to be able to attend the private brunch at Marble House before the event with dazzling French winemaker Sacha Lichine.  Who makes the most amazing wine we have ever tasted. Incidentally look how comfy Joe is starting… [Read More]

Peaches with Cava

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There’s something unnatural about fruit desserts. It’s like watching Toddler’s and Tiara’s. There’s something about it that’s just not quite right. But if you add some wine, it makes it all better. Suddenly realizing why I never became a school teacher. But at least I’m not a pageant mom. Cava with Peaches Author: Cooking Light… [Read More]