Plum Torte

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I have made this torte many times over the last year and I’m just getting around to posting the recipe. It’s delicious when plums are in season, and when they’re not, it’s quite tasty with berries as well. Make sure the berries on top are well packed; don’t leave too much interstitial space. Vanilla ice […]

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Coconut Corn Salad

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This recipe piqued my interest because it contained a lot of ingredients that I really like. I can’t say that I would ever have imagined putting them together, but they surprisingly work very well together.

This is a prefect recipe for late summer when fresh corn is plentiful, at least in the Northeast. Most of the […]

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Delicious Lemon Loaf

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I love a good lemon bread. It’s great for breakfast, dessert or an afternoon snack. This one is quite moist and bursting with flavor. Starbucks sells something just like it, and although I’ve never tried theirs, I bet this one is better. I have made this recipe several times now and it has always been […]

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Tomato and Feta White Bean Salad

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It’s summer here in the Northeast and there’s nothing better than a hearty salad that doesn’t involve any cooking, especially one that calls for tomatoes, which are at their peak right now. If you’re a tomato and feta cheese fan, definitely try this. It comes together in no time. The ingredients are simple, but the […]

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Black Bean Salad

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Hello! I know I haven’t posted in ages, but now that school is out for the summer I have more time. The boys all successfully finished their sophomore and freshman years in high school. I’m told that next year, which is junior year for the triplets, is going to be a doozy — apparently lots […]

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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I served this cake on Christmas Eve as one of our desserts because one of our guests was vegan. If you make this recipe using dairy-free or vegan chocolate chips, it’s a vegan delight because it contains no dairy, butter or eggs! The cake is incredibly moist and chocolaty and it was a big hit […]

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Caramelized Shallots

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I make these caramelized shallots for Christmas Eve every year. They’re one of my favorite side dishes. 2 lbs of shallots will serve six. For Christmas Eve dinner, I traditionally make five pounds, much to the consternation of the boys. Peeling the shallots has been their job for the last couple of years. I like […]

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Gingerbread Biscotti

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If you’re a biscotti fan, these are perfect to make for the holidays. Your home is guaranteed to smell wonderful while they’re baking. It’s a perfect winter cookie to make on a freezing cold day like today in NYC. Biscotti are an Italian cookie that is typically dipped into a hot beverage before eating. I […]

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Loiusa's Cake

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I made this cake the other day on a lark. It was described as a cake that could be served for breakfast so I made it for the boys. As is typical with many new things I make, the boys were skeptical that it was loaded with vegetables. I assured them that it wasn’t, but […]

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Less Sweet) Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping

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I love sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving, but I find that it’s often more like dessert than a side dish. Don’t get me wrong, when a sweet potato casserole is sweet, it’s certainly delicious, but I wanted to try to make a casserole that was a little healthier. Sweet potatoes have a natural sweetness that […]

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