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The Best Coffee Cake

Recently my cravings centered around coffee cake. I craved it during the frequent snow storms that kept us hostage in the northeast this winter and I crave it in the morning still with a freshly brewed cup of strong coffee. And now when it seems the rains won’t stop and the dreariness of the afternoon […]

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Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

  For all of you who didn’t get my recipe earlier today for the pulled pork grilled cheese I made the other night (and that’s everyone) I sincerely appologize. What can I say…it was 1:00 am when I scheduled my newsletter.   But turns out that was a good thing, because tonight I had another […]

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Biscotti Cookies

  Because this is the season for baking cookies, I thought I’d share (once again) my recipe for making biscotti. This recipe has been made literally hundreds of times over the years in my former restaurant, Biscotti, and in my home kitchen, so it’s tried and true. It can easily be doubled or tripled and […]

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Jambota or Zucchini Stew

In keeping with the zucchini theme, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t let you in on a gem of a recipe, perfect for all the fresh zucchini growing in our gardens and available at supermarkets and farmers markets everywhere. Every year when the harvest of our backyard garden produced an abundance of zucchini, my […]

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Calamari Salad

Ingredients 1 lb calamari (sliced in ¼ inch tubes or strips) 1 red or yellow bell pepper (roasted, cleaned and filleted) 1 jalapeno pepper (small dice) 1 large clove garlic (finely chopped) 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (or just enough to lightly cover the bottom of the pan) Splash of white wine Sprig […]

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Mexican Meatloaf

For years in my restaurant I would make a meatloaf flavored with eggplant. Most of the time, I would grill the eggplant, chop it up, and add it to a mix of ground turkey and sausage meat. Recently, I began roasting the eggplant (sliced side down on a sheet pan) in a 400 degree oven, […]

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Basic Pizza Dough

  What could be more social than pizza? My daughter had a craving (okay, make that me) only she wanted plain cheese and I wanted mushroom…so we had both. It was thin crusted (of course you can make the crust thicker if you like) and so yummy. Plus this basic dough is perfect for bread, […]

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Polenta with Bolognese Sauce

Make a big pot of polenta and the Bolognese sauce below, (or a meatless sauce) call a group of friends, serve warm on your own communal plate and start the conversation and wine flowing. Basic Polenta Recipe Serves 5 or more 1 pound or slightly more of coarsely ground corn meal (you want corn meal […]

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