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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 ...

Bean and Wheat Berry Salad

It’s just a couple of days before the official start of summer, but the weather is already screaming mid-August. It’s 85°F with humidity you can cut with a knife. We’re under a severe thunderstorm watch and a flash flood watch until midnight...

Corn Cakes

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

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Manicotti

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

Oven Braised Artichokes

I saw artichokes at the store this morning. Purple, even… At 99¢ a piece, I had to get a coup...

Gnocchi and Beets

For as long as I have known Victor, he has stated that he hates beets. Hates. Loathes. Despises. Doe...

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Home. Back to reality. The upside of living here is the proximity to New York City. The downside is ...

Savory Pumpkin Tart

A couple of months ago when I was perusing recipes for Thanksgiving – yes, I start thinking ab...

The Importance of a Well-Stocked Larder

I threw out dinner, tonight. It’s something I haven’t done in years, but it needed doing...

Lentils and Fennel

This is a riff on a Bon Appetit recipe I found about 5 years ago. I’ve made it many times and ...

Canning Little Grandma’s Eggplant Appetizer

Mother Nature is smiling down on us because one eggplant plant is producing eggplant for the world! ...

Fig Jam

Last week was a whirlwind. It started with a company party and overnight in Philadelphia, brunch wit...

Eggplant Rollatini

The eggplants are coming in fast and furious. Every day there are more flowers and more fruit. It&#...

Playing Peter Piper

Victor and Blanche were out back early this morning checking out the garden. Things are coming in fa...