Spinach Brownies

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My cousin Erica posted a picture of these spinach brownies on Facebook last week and I thought they looked delicious. I love having something in the refrigerator that’s quick and healthy for lunch and these are just the ticket. They’re good both warm or cold, straight from the fridge.   The boys wouldn’t go near these [...]

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Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Peas

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We have had a house full of guests for the last week, so I haven’t had a chance to post anything. They are dear friends from Atlanta who come to visit every summer with their three boys. They just left and we were sad to see them go. They are HUGE fans of my cooking, [...]

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Coconut-Crusted Shrimp

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I made this dinner the other night in 30 minutes. No kidding. It was really quick. That said, I started with shrimp that had been deveined and shelled, so that was already taken care of. These days, I only buy shrimp that have already been cleaned and shelled. Costco sells them frozen in 2 pound [...]

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Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon. Can you imagine anything better? I’ve made this three times in the last month. It’s delicious, and simple too.

I have tried this with both thick-cut bacon and thinner bacon, and although I enjoyed the thick-cut, the thin is my preference. Watch the bacon while it’s cooking, because it can go from golden [...]

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Cashew Cheese

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I have quite a few friends who are vegetarian/vegan. At a recent dinner with some of my college buddies, I learned about cashew cheese which sounded delicious. My friends Mike and Wendy assured me that I’d easily find a recipe online. I found a recipe months ago, but I was slow to make it [...]

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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I made this as an appetizer yesterday for our dinner guests. I finally received some tomatillos from the CSA (not too many were distributed this year) and this seemed like a perfect way to use them. This salsa has a nice lingering burn to it, but it wasn’t too hot. The heat will depend upon [...]

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Roasted Patty Pan Squash with Herbed White Beans

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They distributed patty pan squash for a couple of weeks at the CSA, and I didn’t know what to do with them.   They have always reminded me of little spaceships, and I have avoided them until this summer.    David Lapham, a personal chef from NYC who volunteers his time at our CSA cooked [...]

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Pecorino Crackers

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These crackers are dense, cheesy and delicious. They’re a perfect addition to a cheese plate or a bread basket. I put them out as a snack the other day, and we and our guests polished them off in no time. These would be perfect served at a cocktail party.

I didn’t have unsalted butter, so I [...]

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Indian-Style Mustard Greens

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The CSA that I belong to on Shelter Island has its first distribution over Memorial Day weekend. I’m responsible for contributing the recipes to the weekly newsletter, so you’ll see me posting a lot of vegetable recipes for the next couple of months. I love the CSA because I’m forced to cook things that I [...]

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Ricotta Gnocchi

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If I didn’t know better, I’d guess that this was a photo of scallops.

I enjoy gnocchi but never attempted to make them before. I don’t know why I waited. These were a cinch to make – they came together in less than 30 minutes. Most of the gnocchi recipes that I have seen in the [...]

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