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Mini Cheese Cakes

We were watching Jacques Pepin the other night and he made a mini-cheese cake / souffle that really looked interesting. Jacques is another of my most favorite chefs. No pretense, no huge ego – just really good, sound cooking and technique. I really like ...

Summer Salads

The first day of Summer deserves a salad for dinner. It’s a celebratory meal for a celebratory day. It’s the longest day of the year – but 30 years ago, it was the end of labor and what my sister-in-law, Debbie, probably thought of as the lon...

Bean and Wheat Berry Salad

It’s just a couple of days before the official start of summer, but the weather is already scr...

Polenta con Ragù di Carni Bianche

That sounds so much more impressive than polenta with a white meat sauce, doesn’t it?!? But th...

Tourte Milanese

We were watching an old episode of Baking with Julia the other night and chef Michel Richard came on...

Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by Cooking Light Magazine. I had dropped my subscription to...

Tapenade-Stuffed Chicken

I have been watching Jacques Pepin on TV since his very first show. I love his food, his style, and ...

Sunday Scones

Sunday scones are becoming a bit of a tradition around here… They’re quick and easy to m...

Golden Beets

Just on the other side of the sweet potatoes are roasted golden beets. They are the beets I used to ...

Broccoli Cheesecake

I love my emails from La Cucina Italiana. In fact, they may be just about the only non-family-and-fr...

Flourless Flours

One of the many things I love about my job is we encourage – and are encouraged – to try...

Involtini di Sogliola al Limone

I have learned so much from watching cooking shows on PBS. Back in a former lifetime where I worked ...

Corn Cakes

Cooking Light arrived the other day with a recipe for Corn Cakes with Bacon and Turmeric Yogurt. It ...

Zatarain’s

I grew up with Rice-A-Roni. Never-ever bought Zatarain’s rice. And an impulse-buy at the groce...

Manicotti

It’s Nonna’s Birthday. There’s not a lot you can get a 91 year old for her birthda...