Fresh Carrot Risotto

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Made this the other night for dinner. Although it takes 20+ minutes of standing at the stove and stirring, I thought it was well worth it. The risotto was delicious. Incredibly filling too.

Risotto is an Italian dish that’s usually served as a first course. It’s never a quick dish to make, as you have to […]

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata

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Guess what I got for Christmas? A pressure cooker! This past fall, I read about the resurgence in popularity of pressure cookers. They sounded a lot more appealing than the one my mom used when I was growing up. She used hers fairly frequently and it had a valve on top that made a terribly […]

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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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Chicken Florentine Style

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Ok, so this isn’t the best picture, I didn’t arrange the dish very well, but boy was this a great dinner. I can’t wait to make it again. The sauce on the chicken is to die for. I actually wish I had made some extra sauce, it was that good. The shallots, wine and garlic […]

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Tuscan White Bean and Garlic Soup

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I made this soup a couple of weeks ago on Shelter Island, but we left the camera there and I wasn’t able to download the photo until now.   I love soups that are quick and easy to make, and flavorful and this one certainly fits the bill.   I enjoy cooking on Shelter Island because I […]

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Mashed Yellow Turnips with Crispy Shallots

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I made this turnip dish for Christmas Eve dinner and again last night.    Wow, is it delicious!    I grew up being served turnip at holiday dinners, and I always found them to be bitter.  I think my mom even added a little sugar to them when she mashed them, but I still found them to […]

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