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spicy squid with grapefruit butter and bacon

Isn’t everything better with bacon?  I don’t make it often, but this recipe pretty much begs for it to be added.  And I haven’t made squid in a while either and don’t know why.  It’s economical, low-calorie, and doesn’t always need to be fried for calamari.  Well, maybe it does need to be fried often […]

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cavatappi with pancetta and wilted radicchio

This is so good.  Really.  The flavors definitely create a party in your mouth.  The saltiness of the pancetta., the slight bite of the radicchio, and the creaminess of the mascarpone cheese or crème fraîche all meld together deliciously.  And the cavatappi pasta is the perfect shape for the ingredients to cling to.  If you […]

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swoon winter salad with pine nuts and sizzling warm vinaigrette

Well ladies and gents, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  If you might be cooking for your special someone, this would make a fabulous salad course.  It’s sexy, warm, and inviting with a sensational layering of flavors including balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, brown sugar, garlic (yes, garlic!), and pine nuts.  Pine nuts just happen to be […]

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roasted chicken and cauliflower

Okay I’ve been promising this recipe like forever. I don’t mean to be a slacker, but sometimes life just gets in the way of finalizing and posting recipes. But here it is……it’s very basic, very simple, and I probably make this at least once a week. Because it’s very basic and very simple.  And to […]

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easy yellow gazpacho

Fall may be just around the corner for a lot of people, but here in Florida we get to endure a few more weeks of temperatures in the 90’s (ugh).  So I think that this chilled soup that I adapted from Food & Wine magazine needs to be on the menu for September for sure. […]

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