Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

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When the weather starts to get chilly, I’m always on the lookout for a good, comforting soup recipe. Although I hated them as a child, I now love lentils (perhaps there’s hope for my boys?) and I’m always willing to try a highly recommended lentil soup recipe. This one was […]

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Tofu and Onions in Caramel Sauce

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Yesterday I made 60 cupcakes. The triplets turn 8 tomorrow and I had to bring cupcakes into school for the class celebrations. I made cupcakes in ice cream cones, frosted them and put M&Ms on top at the boys’ request. The kids inhaled them!

Since yesterday was Friday and […]

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Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart

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I love cauliflower in the winter, and have made it a number of different ways, but I’m always on the lookout for a new way to serve it.   I made this last night and served it as a side dish with marinated pork tenderloin.  I can honestly say that they were both delicious in their own […]

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Asian Pork Tenderloin

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Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite weeknight meals because it’s so quick and easy to cook.   I used to buy a bottle of marinade, dump it into a ziploc bag with the pork tenderloin and let it sit in the refrigerator for a while – sometimes all day, sometimes for an hour.   Since I’ve […]

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Very Green Broccoli Soup

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This soup is unbelievable – it’s now one of my top 5 favorite soups.  I served it for dinner last night and it was so good.  When I first looked at the ingredients I said to myself – looks pretty healthy, but may end up being a bit bland. This soup is anything but. The […]

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The Simplest Bean Burgers

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I thought these burgers were incredibly tasty.  The recipe is very versatile – you can basically use any type of bean, and any type of seasoning spice.   I chose chick peas and a barbeque spice rub.    These burgers came together in no time at all – a couple of pulses in the food processor […]

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Fresh Corn and Avocado Salad

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There is nothing better than fresh corn in the summertime. Fresh corn and heirloom tomatoes are two of my favorite summertime viands. My girlfriend Kathleen sent me this recipe a week or so ago. Man, is it good.

I served this for dinner tonight and everyone who tried it loved it. […]

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Black Beans and Rice with Cheese

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Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t do this dish justice.  When you stir up the beans, the rice and the cheese and the cheese starts to melt into the dish, you end up with a wonderful meal.   It’s similar to a chili with less sauce, but no less delicious!

My niece Christina sent me this recipe the other […]

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New Potato Salad

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My parents, my sister and her new baby came to visit us on Shelter Island today. I served sausages and peppers for lunch with a side of this homemade potato salad. As usual, I started the recipe a little late, and didn’t read all of the directions before I launched into it. […]

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Tomato Pie

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This recipe is from the NPR How Low Can You Go Family Challenge.   NPR invited a number of chefs to submit recipes that serve four and cost under $10.   This recipe was the winner!   I followed the recipe exactly, right down to the Bisquick!   Now Bisquick isn’t my favorite, but I wanted to see […]

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