Super Moist Banana Bread

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This is the most moist banana bread I have ever made. And there’s no butter in it! The secret is coconut oil. I bought some coconut oil a couple of months ago because my husband and a couple of my sons got very dry hands this winter, and I read […]

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Vanilla Bean Sables

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These cookies taste exactly like the Danish butter cookies that my mom buys at Christmas time. They come in a blue metal tin. If you like butter cookies like that, I think you’ll really enjoy these. Sables are actually not Danish, they’re a French butter cookie. They’re quite tender […]

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Orange Sherbet

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Growing up some of my friends used to say “sherbert” instead of “sherbet”. When I was young I actually thought I was the one making the mistake. Sherbet is a fruit dessert much like sorbet, but it also includes some dairy – in this case, milk.

This orange sherbet recipe is […]

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Vegetable Parmigiana

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I love finding delicious vegetarian meals. The more I read, the more that I think my sons’ diets of fruit and nuts aren’t so bad after all. I’m always trying to get them to take a bite of chicken or beef, but two of the four patently refuse. If I […]

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Marinated Swordfish

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My dad came into the city on Sunday and he loves swordfish, so I picked some up at the farmer’s market. We are lucky to have a vendor from the Hamptons that sells fresh fish every weekend. This swordfish was caught the day before I bought it and it was incredible.

This […]

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Vietnamese-Style Chicken Salad

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This is a great, light salad that is perfect now that the weather is getting warmer. I plan to make it a lot this summer.   It has a great Asian flavor.   I thought it was quite good when I first made it, but I thought it was much, much […]

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Carrot-Coconut Milk Soup

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I thought this soup was delicious! It’s very rich, and I served one batch as an appetizer for four people. We each got a small serving, but it was a perfect size for an appetizer.   I could have easily eaten more, but I served a main course as well.

The […]

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Strawberry-Orange-Vanilla Smoothie

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Our boys have state-wide standardized tests this week and next, so I was looking for a good, healthy breakfast choice for them and came across this smoothie recipe.    In the past, our boys have traditionally rejected my smoothies (crazy, I know), but they have since had a smoothie from Jamba Juice that they liked, so […]

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Caramels

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I’ve never made caramels before and I was surprised by how easy it was and how delicious they are. They’re much better than store-bought.

In order to make candy, you need a candy thermometer. It’s important that you stop cooking the caramel once it hits 250 degrees F or you will […]

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