Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin

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My parents host a huge Easter dinner every year. My mother has four brothers and in turn I have lots of cousins, who have lots of children. Easter is so much fun, complete with an Easter egg hunt for the kids, bunny sack races and other fun games, and an incredible meal. For decades my […]

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New York Salt Potatoes

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New York Salt Potatoes

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Summer Squash Casserole

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Summer Squash Casserole

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Curried Peas and Tofu

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Curried Peas and Tofu

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Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Mint, Cucumber, and Feta

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Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Mint, Cucumber, and Feta

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Smooth and Creamy Polenta

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I had some extra medium-grind corn meal sitting in my cabinet and I didn’t feel like making another loaf of cornbread, so I decided to try polenta. I had some meat sauce on hand which served as a perfect topping.

Before trying this recipe, I had only ever cooked this sweet corn polenta, made from fresh […]

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Sautéed Edamame Salad

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I love summer vegetable salads like this one where very little cooking is involved, and it’s mostly chopping and assembly. I make lots of these in the summer. They’re SO good when tomatoes and corn are in season. The weather has started to get warm here in NYC and despite the fact that fresh corn […]

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Lemon Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas and Basil

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I have made this quinoa dish several times now, always serving it with chicken dishes (we eat a lot of chicken in our house). The original recipe calls for adding 1/4 cup of shelled hemp seeds. To date, I have not found hemp seeds in any of the markets in which I shop, so I […]

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Individual Mac and Cheese Cups

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One of my sons is a huge dairy fan. He loves milk, yogurt and things made with cheese like macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, cheese quesadillas, etc. He saw me looking at this recipe the other day and he begged me to make it. When I looked at the recipe I found that it was […]

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Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

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One of the many reasons I love shopping at Trader Joe’s is because of their frozen food section. They have the most interesting frozen vegetables. Two of my favorites are their sliced peppers and cleaned and sliced leeks. They sell 10 oz. bags of frozen, chopped spinach too, which are perfect for this recipe. For […]

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