Seasonal Saturday

Mushroom Ragout Over Creamy Polenta

Mushroom Ragout Over Creamy Polenta

My favorite kitchen aroma is the smell of sautéing mushrooms, onions and garlic. Spoon the over a bowl of creamy polenta and you will have a new favorite dish. This recipe is satisfying, healthy, gluten free, vegetarian and yes, Delish!  So add a green salad and our wine recommendation and Enjoy! Mushroom Ragout • 1 […]

| January 19, 2013
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The “Ultimate” Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

The “Ultimate” Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I have a business partner that would tell you that baking oatmeal cookies is an art, not a science and that I am the ultimate oatmeal cookie artist. For his 50th birthday, I brought 50 of these freshly baked cookies by plane to his party and he thought it was the ultimate gift. As both […]

| January 12, 2013
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Cookie Basics

Cookie Basics

Two cookie staples that belong in everyone’s baking repertoire are sugar cookies and molasses cookies.  Both are delicious, light and a wonderful addition to lunch boxes and coffee breaks.  Both of these cookies are under 75 calories a piece and are a great way to satisfy that sugar craving sensibly. They also both pair well […]

| January 5, 2013
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More Crunchy Munchy Biscotti

More Crunchy Munchy Biscotti

We all know and love traditional biscotti since it satisfies both the need for sweet and the craving for crunch.  This recipe also satisfies the “Chocoholics” in your family and at only 80 calories each with chocolate dip, it packs a lot of sweet satisfaction.  These biscotti store beautifully in a tin and are great […]

| December 29, 2012
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Lovely Lady Fingers, the Versatile Cookie

Lovely Lady Fingers, the Versatile Cookie

Lady Fingers are a personal favorite of mine.  They are light, airy cookies, that originated in the late 15th century at the court of the Duchy of Savoy, and were created to mark the occasion of a visit of the King of France. Later they were given the name Savoiardi and recognized as “official” court […]

| December 22, 2012
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The Peanut Blossom – The 10th Day of Our 12 Days of Cookies

The Peanut Blossom – The 10th Day of Our 12 Days of Cookies

Peanut butter lovers are in a class by themselves. They are obsessed with that sticky, gooey, rich slather that is enormously satisfying with just the lick of a spoon. Add in some flour, sugar and of course chocolate (in this case in the shape of kiss) and you have a peanut butter lover’s sweet dream. […]

| December 15, 2012
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Luscious Latkes Made With Love

Luscious Latkes Made With Love

With the onset of Chanukah, the eight day festival of lights which begins tonight, foodie thoughts turn to the darling of the Chanukah season, Latkes! Latkes, also known as potato pancakes, are delectable treats made from grated potatoes, onion, flour or matzo meal to bind them, salt and pepper, and any of an array of […]

| December 8, 2012
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Holiday Eggnog, Skinny Or Splurge

Holiday Eggnog, Skinny Or Splurge

The onset of the holiday season always becomes real to me when I see the assortment of commercial eggnog stocking the dairy cases at the supermarkets. Eggnog has always been one of my holiday “guilty pleasures” and once I started making it myself, I never bought a carton again. As an alternate to my authentic  […]

| December 1, 2012
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Satsuma and Pomegranate Pavlovas

Satsuma and Pomegranate Pavlovas

During the fall and winter months it’s always excited to see pomegranates back in season. I must admit, I am a little obsessed with this healthy, delicious fruit and therefore constantly searching for new ways to enjoy them. Here’s a great recipe from Whole Foods (www.wholefoods.com) that combines pomegranates and the equally limited, satsumas creating […]

| November 24, 2012
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Pasta and Purple Potatoes, the Perfect Pair

Pasta and Purple Potatoes, the Perfect Pair

With Thanksgiving looming and most of us expecting to be in turkey overload by the end of November, it is a great weekend to make a delicious seasonal treat. This time of year one of my favorites is pasta combined with purple potatoes and fresh green beans, both of which are at their seasonal peak. […]

| November 17, 2012
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