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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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Making Bread

  Making bread is easy. People just think it’s hard. Growing up, we made bread every week. In my restaurant, we made it every day and we had a very busy, really small kitchen. Making bread is organic, soothing and creative. It can be a baguette or a bun, a pizza or a pretzel, or […]

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Risotto Stuffed Pork Chops

I made (or should I say my students made) this in a recent cooking class. I wanted to demonstrate various cooking techniques and this was a good one for pan searing, sautéing and roasting. They stuffed pork chops with a risotto, crimini mushroom and spinach.mixture. It was delicious with the risotto picking up the juices […]

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