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Italian-Style Chicken Paillard

In Dinner On December 29, 2011 0 Comments

Paillard is a French word that refers to a thinly sliced piece of meat.  We are big fans of French food and chicken paillard is always on the… Read More »


Warm Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots

In Vegetables On December 29, 2011 2 Comments

My baby sister Gabrielle is staying with us for a few days and requested I make this.  It’s one of her (as well as mine) favorite side dishes… Read More »


Loaded Baked Potatoes

In Vegetables On December 29, 2011 0 Comments

You know those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking a huge meal, aren’t in the mood for some crap that comes out of a cheery blue… Read More »


Homemade Egg Rolls

In Starters, Vegetables On December 24, 2011 1 Comment

Merry Christmas friends!  To the ones celebrating, I hope you all have a merry, blessed and delicious Christmas. And for those who aren’t, will…order chinese food.  (Which is… Read More »


Christmas Appetizer Ideas: Fried Scamorza and Capicola

In Starters On December 18, 2011 0 Comments

GABAGOOL!  That’s how my people pronounce this delicate slice of heaven.  We bought this from one of the delis up on Arthur Ave. this past weekend.  If you… Read More »


Christmas Appetizer Ideas: Olive Pate Crostinis

In Starters On December 17, 2011 0 Comments

I’m on a crostini kick and I like them for holiday appetizers.  Think about it: your guests have opened their presents from Santa, went to church, travelled miles,… Read More »


Christmas Appetizer Ideas: Ricotta, Orange and Thyme Crostini

In Starters On December 16, 2011 1 Comment

This is a sexy appetizer.  No, really it is.  The creaminess of the ricotta the unexpected orange and thyme flavors. It’s fabulous and different and the best part… Read More »


Christmas Appetizer Ideas: Caprese Salad with Fresh and Smoked Mozzarella

In Starters On December 16, 2011 0 Comments

A few posts ago, I mentioned my girlfriend asked me for some easy Christmas appetizer ideas.  So stay tuned for the next few appetizer posts! The key to… Read More »


Classic Baked Ziti

In Dinner On December 12, 2011 1 Comment

It was a looong Monday in the office; frantically trying to schedule last-minute meetings with clients while wrapping up all 2011 affairs.  And, to boot, it’s freezing outside…. Read More »


Toasted Orzo with Sweet Acorn Squash

In Dinner On December 6, 2011 0 Comments

Two of my favorite things married at last: orzo and acorn squash.  This recipe take a few steps but it’s well worth it.  This is a gorgeous dish… Read More »