Vanilla Custard Squares

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Our family LOVES puff pastry. We also LOVE custard, so this dessert is right up our alley. It’s somewhat time consuming to make, and you have to plan ahead because it needs to chill for four hours before you serve it, but it’s well worth the planning. Our family inhaled it.Buying Pepperidge Farm puff […]

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Homemade Irish Cream

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After dinner, on a cold winter’s evening, there’s nothing better than a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream, and if you don’t happen to have a bottle at home, you can make your own easily. It won’t take more than 10 minutes and it’s ready to drink as soon as you make it. My husband […]

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup

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I haven’t posted too many Instant Pot recipes on this blog, but I hope to post more in the near future. This soup is fairly easy to make. I love that you can add the ingredients to the Instant Pot, and after you sauté the onions and garlic, you can add everything else, set the […]

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Chocolate Ganache Cake

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I made this cake for a dinner party we were supposed to have on Saturday night. I made the cake itself on Friday, wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap and stored it in the refrigerator. Unfortunately the dinner party didn’t happen because one of my dear friends, and one of our guests that night, had […]

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Summer Squash Casserole

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Summer Squash Casserole

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Nonna Luna's Rice

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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I usually have a 2-lb bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer. I get a bag every time I go to Costco. The shrimp come frozen, peeled and deveined. They still have the tail on them, and you can choose to cook with the tails on or without […]

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Meyer Lemon Gelato

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In January/February, I always see a box of Meyer Lemons at Costco and I feel compelled to put them in my cart. I don’t ever have a recipe in mind when I see them, but I love citrus so much, that I always find something to do with them. This time it was gelato. This […]

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Salted Apple Cider Caramels

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I love homemade caramels. The kind they sometimes give you after dinner at a fancy restaurant.

I have only ever made these before, and they’re delicious, but these apple cider caramels are incredible. I love the concentrated apple flavor, and the slight saltiness. I truly have never tasted anything like them. I’d love it if a […]

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Chicken and Dumplings

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I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now. Filling and delicious, it’s pure comfort food that’s great to serve on a chilly evening. We’re finally having some chilly nights here in NYC. We’ve had quite a mild winter so far.

This is a great weeknight meal, although it takes a little bit of time to […]

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French Silk Pie

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We had some friends over for dinner the other night,  a couple with their 9-year old son, so I decided to make this French silk pie for dessert.   It looked delicious and decadent, and indeed it was.   I’m never one to risk not having enough food, so when I saw that this pie served 8 […]

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