Category Archive: Recipes

Jan 07

1, 2, 3 Easy – Fresh Fettuccine with Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Pasta figs

This Christmas I received a pasta machine so this recipe was one of the first on my list to try. It can easily be made with a box of fettuccine. Giada out did herself – this recipe is super delicious and easy!!! So good it has to be shared! . Fresh Fettuccine with Figs, Prosciutto …

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Jan 02

French Onion Soup Dumplings – Originally for The Stanton Social in NYC


Over a year ago, friends treated me to a dinner at Stanton Social in NYC, All the food is excellent but the true miracle that landed on our table was French Onion Dumplings. Top with layers of cheese the dumplings contain a concentrate mouthful of heaven. This recipe is not perfect but it is a …

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Dec 01

Fennel and Shrimp – 1, 2, 3 Easy for a Busy Holiday Season – Thank you Ina


SERVES 2 TO 3 This is a really simple first course to prepare. You can cook most of it in advance and then just reheat the fennel, add the shrimp, and sauté it all together. I serve it in bowls with lots of crusty bread to soak up all the garlicky juices. 6 tablespoons good …

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Nov 14

1,2,3 Easy ! Nonna Luna’s Rice and Shrimp – Thank you Giada

Noona  shrimp

Ingredients 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, divided, at room temperature 2 cups parboiled long-grain rice, such as Uncle Ben’s 3 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 clove garlic, minced 2 pounds small shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons) 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1 cup whipping cream …

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Oct 20

Wow them on TDAY – Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream. A showstopper from The Barefoot Contessa

Pumpkin Roulade

Ingredients For the cake: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling) 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra …

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Oct 18

Pasta Wars – Italy vs. US


The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year. The average person in North America eats about 15-1/2 pounds per year.

Oct 16

Peach Crisp – An amazing comfort Food created by Anne Burrell

Peach Crisp

Ingredients For the filling: 5 large ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks 1 lemon, zested and juiced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 cup tightly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup golden raisins Pinch kosher salt For the topping: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 …

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Sep 10

Watermelon squared


They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.

Sep 08

Forget diet pills – grab a banana

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

Jun 24

Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs – Inspired by Giada-

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Ingredients Couscous: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Israeli couscous (or barley or orzo) 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 medium green apple, diced 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted, see Cook’s Note …

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