Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Feta

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This is one of those delicious summer salads that don’t photograph well.  Don’t be deceived – this tastes incredible.  This is one of my favorite salads this summer.   If you’re a chipotle/adobo fan and you have a barbecue, give this a shot.   It’s easy to throw together, and you can make it in advance.   The […]

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Creamed Corn with Shallots

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If you are a creamed corn fan, this is the recipe for you. It’s quick and easy to make and it’s hands-down the best creamed corn I have ever eaten.

When I moved into my first apartment after college, I hadn’t developed my love of cooking yet, so I ate a lot of prepared food. A […]

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Mexican Lasagna

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I really like this recipe, and I’ve made it twice in the last week. It’s easy to throw together – it’s actually the easiest lasagna I’ve ever made – and it’s incredibly good. It’s a perfect weeknight meal for us as we strive to continue to remove meat from our diet.

Today I watched the movie […]

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Chipotle Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans

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Ok, I think I’ve posted enough sweet recipes lately. Time for a change.

I’m on a quinoa kick these days.   I found that Trader Joe’s sells a great bag of tri-color quinoa and I’ve found all kinds of things to do with it.  This recipe is my current favorite.   My husband likes it so much that […]

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Toasted Corn, Cherry Tomato, and Edamame Salad

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I made this salad a couple of weeks ago while on Shelter Island. At the time, I was cooking so many delicious new recipes that I found it difficult to post them all in a timely manner. Unfortunately summer corn is on its way out (at least in the Northeast) […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I went shopping to buy the ingredients for my mom’s summer pies. As I was standing in line with a basket full of fruit, heavy cream and cream cheese, the woman behind me asked me what I was going to make. I told her about my mom’s pies which are […]

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Sweet Corn Gelato

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About a week ago, I made some sweet corn gelato. It’s served at Otto, a Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich restaurant in NYC.   It’s a recipe from Meredith Kurtzman, Otto’s pastry chef. I love gelato and I love fresh corn on the cob, which is so plentiful here in […]

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Caribbean Succotash

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I’m always on the lookout for interesting vegetable recipes. I recently received a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine and I found this recipe in my first issue. I love the flavor combination of all of the vegetables, and the coconut milk and nutmeg make a nice light sauce to accompany them. […]

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Five-Treasure Fried Rice

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Recipes from the Fine Cooking magazine or website never let me down. One recipe is better than the next. My niece made this last week and suggested that I try it. A couple of friends came by for dinner last week so I made these risotto cakes and this five-treasure […]

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Indian Summer Gratin with Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Corn, and Bacon

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This is another one of those recipes that I liked so much I made it twice in a row. It’s a wonderful casserole that can be served for dinner because it’s a complete meal. It’s also nice as a side-dish. The flavors go so well together.

I will warn you […]

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