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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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bourbon and caramelized shallot dip

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and this dip would be a perfect addition to your menu along with chips or crudites.  I will be serving this delish dip accompanied by four new varieties of Terra Chips – Pumpkin Spice Sweets (kissed with cinnamon and nutmeg), Sweet Potato, Exotic Potato (sweet, Yukon gold, and naturally blue), […]

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trade restaurant | boston | cocktail shoot with tenzin

Isn’t that such a beautiful cocktail?  It’s called Norbu Lingka or “Jeweled Park” (scroll down for the recipe). Ahhhhhh……I was back in Boston early this month and was so happy to once again get together with friend and Trade’s head bartender Tenzin Conechok Samdo to to shoot another one of his gorgeous cocktail creations at this […]

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black pepper parmesan tuiles with heirloom tomato salad

The name of this appetizer may sound fancy, but tuiles are honestly the easiest thing to make and would be a perfect addition to your summer entertaining menu and will wow your guests.  What is a tuile?  It’s nothing more than a thin crisp or wafer of cheese for a savory version, or from a […]

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spicy orecchiette pasta

Yum.  This pasta dish is nicely spicy but super light for your late spring/early summer menus.  It also makes for a great take-along dish…just reheat at your destination.  I was all excited to use my first-ever crop of jalapeño peppers as one of the ingredients that makes this dish awaken your palette!! It’s super easy […]

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