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“This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe”– “Sugarman” Martinez in Bon Appetit Magazine: Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

“This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe”– “Sugarman” Martinez in Bon Appetit Magazine: Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I confess to being a pushover when someone suggests that a recipe ‘beats all others’.  This may all be laid at the feet of Tyler Florence, whose 2006 “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter) really did contain a phenomenal number of recipes that I go back to…

Lots of Pepperoni Pizza with Spicy Honey Sauce

Lots of Pepperoni Pizza with Spicy Honey Sauce

There’s a neighborhood stand-by that serves an incredible pizza Fiorello (1900 Broadway NY NY 10023 Tel: 216-238-3872) has been around the neighborhood even longer than I have. The Casale family’s restaurant opened in September 1984. Their menu runs to four pages. However, I never get…

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Oil

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Oil

Cooking a complete Plant-based entrée has never been easier. Plant-based eating is a major goal for Andrew and me.  We’re dedicated to trying to find ways to make our meals healthier for both ourselves and the planet.  That doesn’t mean you won’t continue to find…

Restaurant News: Barn Joo in NoMad

Restaurant News: Barn Joo in NoMad

THE RAPIDLY GROWING RESTAURANT GROUP OPENS ITS THIRD MANHATTAN LOCATION Korean food has taken off big-time in New York City. And it’s expanded far beyond Korea Town, that stretch of West 32nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Nicknamed Korea Way, it’s a major tourist…

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

I confess. I am not the greatest fan of the Grill. The primal urge to grill every piece of meat I come across in the summer isn’t my idea of perfection.  To me, not everything tastes better when it’s emerged from a session with smoke…

My latest article for CruisingJournal has just been published…

My latest article for CruisingJournal has just been published…

Runaway to sea with me! Silversea Cruises has just announced a whole new series of voyages aboard their ultra-luxurious ships. They’re in addition to their already announced Mediterranean and Galapagos itineraries. Those included the Maiden Voyages of both Silversea’s newest Flagship Silver Moon and the…

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Have you tasted this year’s Strawberry crop? It’s strawberry season and they’re truly flawless this year.  Nothing could be more welcome than these beautiful, bountiful berries.   And nothing says the 4th of July quite like a Strawberry dessert.  We brought the brilliant red berries home…

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Tom Kitchin may be a famous Scottish Chef but this is his wife’s recipe. This is the kind of recipe I call true comfort food. The traditional lasagna element of bechamel is used here. But instead of an Italian-style filling, there’s a nod to this…

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

A Perfect Gift for Father’s Day. Chocolate is, by far, the most popular sweet treat in the world. Over three million tons of Cocoa Beans a year are a testament to its popularity.  Not only is Chocolate luscious, creamy, and aromatic, eating chocolate makes us…

Corn, Snap Pea and Sausage Rigatoni

Corn, Snap Pea and Sausage Rigatoni

Pasta once a week is a staple at our house.   We love the endless possibilities pasta presents.  With over 50 distinct types—even more when you add in the different sizes– that number goes even higher.  Today’s recipe is a riff on one in this…


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Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina’s take on this French classic: Scallops in a creamy sauce with a hint of curry under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese.  I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina…

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Swordfish is wonderful cooked like this. In no time at all, you have something satisfying and truly special. It’s good enough for company and a terrific treat for everyone. We ate it all summer in Nantucket while I was growing up. It was simply grilled…

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Two doyennes of home cooking’s recipes are combined in one spectacular dessert. Ina Garten gives great credit to her Easthampton neighbor, Martha Stewart for launching Ina’s publishing career.  They met when Ina was still running her food store, The Barefoot Contessa. It was Martha who…