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twice-baked potatoes with crispy shallots

Who can resist a delicious twice-baked potato?   Don’t see any hands raised lol.  This dish is when you crave something a little special, when just a regular ‘ole baked potato just won’t do.   Perfect with a steak or swordfish, these can also be made ahead and finished in the oven at a later […]

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dinner: the playbook | zucchini fritters with sour cream and chives

Hey friends…..just completed the second recipe from Jenny Rosenstach’s upcoming second cookbook, Dinner:  The Playbook which will be out late this summer.  And in case you missed my first post, I was one of the bloggers selected to preview and cook from her new book – very exciting!! So…….Zucchini Fritters with Sour Cream and Chives….ahhhhhhh zucchini […]

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Edamame, Hearts of Palm, and Feta Salad (aka The Salad Bar Salad)

You don’t always have to use leafy greens when making a salad…….let’s try something else to mix up the salad bar (or home) salad experience!! I concocted this salad from our Sarasota Whole Foods salad bar……and the combination of flavors was so incredible that I totally needed to share with you.  And you don’t need […]

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butter-bathed pork tenderloin with baby bok choy medley & frizzled shallots

Hi there!  Well I hardly ever…or maybe never?……plate and present a dish in a “family-style” way which is probably because when cooking at home, I cook for so few people that it’s a win-win for individual plating vs. serving dishes. Just extra, unnecessary dishes where I live and cook!!  But this dish?!?  It just begged […]

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Romanesco Pesto Two Ways – Tagliatelle Pasta and Spring Bruschetta

Romanesco Pesto?  Okay so it’s just fun to say!!  What the heck is romanesco you may ask??  It’s a farmer’s market find….and the famed Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Mario Batali calls it, “the psychedelic love child of broccoli and cauliflower with lime green British punk hair” in an article on northjersey.com – along […]

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