Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

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I made these cookies last night and I can’t stop eating them. I usually make cookies and eat one or two then save the rest for the boys.   There’s something about these cookies that I really love. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but every time I pass the […]

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Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

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We’re on Shelter Island for Memorial Day weekend, our first weekend out here for the season, and the kitchen is not yet geared up for the summer, nor is the barbecue. I’m always afraid to take the cover off the barbecue at the beginning of the season because we often find a wasps’ […]

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The Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

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I first made these cupcakes for my sister-in-law Barbara when she came for a visit just after her birthday. The cupcakes are incredibly chocolaty and got rave reviews. Barbara liked them so much, she had one for breakfast for the two mornings that she stayed with us. How’s that for a […]

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Irish Cream Caramel Cheesecake

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Charles and I went to our book club meeting on Sunday night, which always includes a potluck dinner, and I was responsible for dessert.  I brought this cheesecake, and in the event that someone didn’t like cheesecake, I brought a batch of these lemon squares as well. Charles snapped a picture of […]

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Orange Scones with Chocolate Chips

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Ok, so these were really supposed to be cranberry orange scones, but I knew that if I tried to put a single cranberry in them, they would have been patently rejected by the boys. Chocolate chips are safe. Cranberries, no way. I think I would have prefered them with […]

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Mexican-Style Slaw with Jícama, Cilantro and Lime

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This is one of the side dishes that I served at our dinner party the other night. I have some extra cabbage, so I plan to make another batch today. It was very tasty and a nice change from traditional cole slaw.

If you decide to try this recipe, please know that […]

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Shortbread Cookies

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I made these cookies for a PTA meeting the other night and they were a big hit. The shortbread recipe is nice and easy. I’m always amazed that shortbread cookies don’t have any eggs or baking soda/powder in them. I found that these cookies were delicious both with and without the […]

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Yucatán Pork Tenderloin

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We had a small Cinco de Mayo dinner party the other night and I tried a bunch of new Mexican recipes.   I always try new recipes out on guests.   So far I’ve been pretty lucky that all of the recipes have been decent.   I’m just waiting for the day that one of […]

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