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This is my apple week version of the classically sophisticated Manhattan. I use Calvados as an innovative partner to the traditional Bourbon.
These adorable mini-sized apples are perfect for my newly minted Pecan Stuffed Tempura Apples recipe.
Butternut Squash really comes to life when roasted. This soup takes advantage of that & takes it one step further with the addition of nutty wild rice and sweet apples.
The simple addition of applesauce makes this spice cake super moist!
I am starting An Apple A Day series. A week of apple recipes! Let's start with a Chunky 5 Spice Applesauce.
Chanterelles are at their peak right now. I used them in a creamy risotto.
Burrata, way more than mozzarella!
The textures in this recipe are somewhere between traditional pasta and soup. It's perfect for the season, somewhere between summer and fall.
This cool and crunchy Broccoli salad has big flavors. Including: Lemon, Garlic, Parmesan and shitake mushrooms.
This pound of Pickled Peppers are not just for Peter Piper. Why not make bunch?
Chickpeas are grown in southern Italy, but the tasty "ceci" is popular all over that country. This classic pasta recipe is a great way to enjoy them.
This is the last of the TomatoMania conest winning recipes. Fried Spaghetti? Mama Mia!
Fathers & Sons. It can be a complicated relationship. So when my dad remembered a meal I cooked a decade ago. I just had to make it again. Sesame Salmon Rolls.
I TRIPLED this recipe to get an amazing 15 in Peach Upside Down Cake. I had to do a birthday party for 30. I was worried, but this recipe did not fail me.
The Vesper Martini: James Bond made it famous, James Woodrich made it drinkable.
You want baby back ribs? Smoky, spicy, sticky and sweet. I know a shortcut!
Tomato Relish with Fried Garlic. Serve this as a side-dish or as a condiment on a sandwich. It makes a great sauce for grilled meats and fish too.
Sicilian Tomato Jam. This is a wonderful recipe inspired by something I read about an epicurean's travels through Italy in the 1950s.
Grilled prawns are delicious, but is there a difference between prawns and shrimp?
The tropical spices give this an exotic flair. The grilling caramelizes the sugars in the pineapple. Which make this dessert sweeter & more luscious.
I am sure the Genovese might argue with the term pesto, but this Pesto Trapanese is a rustic mix of chopped almonds, garlic, basil and fresh, cherry tomatoes.
Baked Bean and Tomato Cupcake. You read that right...
I have given this Sweet Cornmeal Cake with Berries and Cream (a Northern Italian specialty) A good ole Southern-Style Makeover.
Tom Collins or Gin Fizz?
Everything old is new again. Iceberg Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Dressing.
This is an unusual salad, it's flavors are as fresh as spring. Understandably, baby celery may be hard to find. You may substitute the young, light colored inside stalks from a bunch of celery.
Tomato & Basil were made for each other. I am using them together with Gouda. Melted Gouda in a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
This Worcestershire marinated strip steak brings a "chophouse" favorite to your own backyard. Grilled scallions and feta add rustic appeal.
Cool and crunchy. This cucumber salad with red onions will tame the heat and keep that oven turned off this summer.
By popular demand! The recipe for Sips! Ginger Lemongrass & Cilantro Crusted Snapper.
Does choosing and cooking fresh fish scare you? It shouldn't. Here are a few tips.
Creole-style "barbecued" shrimp are bold and spicy. And they get nowhere near a grill!
Some foods just taste better if you slow down and take your time. This eggplant dip really benefits from a long time on the grill.
This Scallop with a Saffron Tomato sauce come from SJ Gourmet and was a TomatoMania contest winner!