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Prime Rib and the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past

The quiet day turned into a quiet night. And a really great dinner. And a great dessert. Prime Rib. Not something I buy often. Nor anything I cook often. Lord knows I cooked enough of them in my early Hyatt days, but not so much, anymore. Granted, it’s o...

Christmas Eggnog Cake

It’s a really quiet Christmas Day around here. Almost too quiet. Both of us are used to loud, raucous family gatherings, so it’s a bit strange to be home in a relatively quiet house. Nonna just isn’t up to traveling to North Jersey anymore &#...

Three of the Seven Fishes

Merry Christmas Eve – La Vigilia  – The Feast of the Seven Fish. We’re home this ...

Pistachio Biscotti

Pistachio Biscotti 2 3/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cube (stick) butter 2/3 cup sugar 3 eggs...

Joey’s Camembert Caramel Crunch

This was created by our dear friend, Joey, for work many moons ago. It’s a perennial favorite...

Christmas Cookies 2016

‘Tis the Season! The annual excessive cookie baking has started! Well… Making the doughs...

Coconut Balls

New for 2016! 3 cubes butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp c...

Cuccidati

Cuccidati The Filling – should be made a day or two in advance 1 lb dried figs 1 lb dried dates ...

The Day Before The Holiday

The only thing better than a holiday is celebrating the day before while the weather is still good. ...

Easter 2016

What a fun, relaxing day! You’d think with 15 people coming to dinner, little kids, a crazy do...

La Vigilia and Crab Cioppino

The Feast of the Seven Fish… Christmas Eve was once a day of abstinence in the Catholic Churc...

Christmas Cookies 2015

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Diabetic Coma… That means it’s the Annua...

Starting the Christmas Cookies

Oh the weather outside is delightful… It’s 72° today in beautiful, sunny Pennsylvania. ...

Happy Easter 2015

  Another successful Easter Dinner has come and gone. We’re up to 16 for the immediate Ea...