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Pizza: Flight of the Concords and a Whiter Shade of Kale

I’m lucky to have one of the best pizzerias in my neighborhood– unpretentious yet creative and just downright delicious neapolitan style pizza is the standard at Paulie Gee’s. Inspired by some of Paulie Giannone‘s ever… Continue reading

Caesoice Salad

Caesar salad is one of my favorite things– not the limp pieces of lettuce overdressed with garlic powder and parmesan laced mayonnaise, but a real caesar salad, made with anchovies, garlic, olive oil… Continue reading

Japanese Inspired Vegetable Soup

I’ve finally gotten over my cold, but unfortunately passed it on to Sam, so we’re still eating lots of soup, convinced of its healing properties. Last night I made a Japanese-inspired vegetable soup.… Continue reading

Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

For the past week, I’ve been fighting a wretched cough/ cold/ general feeling of ick. Which means that the only thing I’ve wanted to consume has been soup. The combination of warm broth,… Continue reading

Savory Stuffed Apples

I’ve been on an apple kick this fall. I love buying different varieties of local apples. I’ve eaten them as is, sliced with peanut butter, in pies, grated with sweet potatoes and fried… Continue reading

Pumpkin Risotto Pancake

The other night I made a pumpkin risotto for dinner. Leftover risotto is disappointing if reheated as-is, so I decided to turn the leftovers into a large risotto pancake. I used a couple… Continue reading

Pepita-Tomatillo Salsa

Last week I made tacos and a variety of salsas, including one made with roasted pepitas and tomatillos. The pepitas  gave the salsa a slightly nutty flavor. It’s delicious with vegetables, fish, or… Continue reading

Baked Eggs over Tomatoes

In addition to the scrambled eggs with sour cream that I served at last weekend’s brunch in the Catskills, I also made dishes of baked eggs over an herbed tomato sauce. Start these… Continue reading

Eggs with Herbs and Sour Cream

We spent last weekend celebrating our friend Sally’s birthday in a great big house in the Catskills. I made breakfast for about a dozen people– two kinds of eggs, fruit, and sausage that… Continue reading

Lime in the Coconut: Key Lime Pie Cupcakes with Coconut Meringue

This past weekend was one of the first nice weekends, and it was also my friend Sally’s birthday, which we celebrated in the Catskills. What better way to celebrate a birthday, and the… Continue reading