Our recipes come from all over the world, and encompass many styles, cuisines, and culinary delights.  Here you’ll find recipes that have been time tested and are our favorites. Please let us know what you like, and offer suggestions…we love to learn!

 

“Deconstructed Tagine” of Lamb and Summer Vegetables

“Deconstructed Tagine” of Lamb and Summer Vegetables

If you love summer vegetables and cooking that makes people say  “oh-my-god-it-smells SOOOOO-good-in-here!!!!!!” then you may like this recipe. It ...
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Lamb Steaks with Scallions

Lamb Steaks with Scallions

Eat Healthy, Fast and Delicious Whether you have a vegetable garden or a nearby farmers market, it’s summer and there ...
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Risotto-Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes

Risotto-Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes

Over the years, I have made several versions of a Stuffed Roasted Tomato. I’ve found German versions with seasoned ground ...
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Sausage & Apples

Sausage & Apples

As I’m sure many of you know, my first career found me on the road playing music for 12 years ...
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Sweet Yeast Dough

Sweet Yeast Dough

I had a Chocolatier and Pastry Chef once describe Crème Anglaise as the perfect sweet Mother Sauce. A Crème Anglaise ...
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Marinated Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello

Marinated Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello

A Portobello is a hearty mushroom which avails itself to so many uses. Slice them and saute them, grill them ...
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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Perhaps of all of Julia Childs’ work, her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, published in 1965, and her ...
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Mixed Summer Salad

Mixed Summer Salad

Thursday is June 1st and we are on track to get the seeds and the bedding plants into our garden ...
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Salmon Filet

Salmon Filet

Curing and smoking techniques have been used for preserving foods for what seems like forever. Historically, they were the primary ...
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Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken

I’m a football fan, specifically a Denver Broncos fan. A couple of years ago, when the Broncos were driving toward ...
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Mushroom-Onion Stuffed Baked Brie

Mushroom-Onion Stuffed Baked Brie

Baked Brie is a great appetizer. It’s easy to make, it looks impressive and it serves itself. Apricot stuffed and ...
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Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

I’m always looking for good methods of preparing potatoes and frankly, despite hundreds of ways to produce a great potato ...
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Caramelized Apples

Caramelized Apples

So, there we were in the midst of the Holiday Season with a nice party planned. The menu was set ...
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Double Chocolate Turtles

Double Chocolate Semi-Sweet Turtles

All good traits and bad habits can be blamed on the jeans, I mean the genes. This one is on ...
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Elegant Pork Tenderloin En Croute

Elegant Pork Tenderloin En Croute

Pork tenderloins --- cute, cheap, fast, but a little short on flavor. My daughter likes them and wanted to serve ...
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Stuffed Pork Chops

No Carb Stuffed Pork Chops? Here’s the best!

It’s South Beach time again. Actually, we live on phase 3 of the SouthBeach diet, as does our doctor, and ...
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Caramelized Apple, Rosemary & Prosciutto Baked Brie

Caramelized Apple, Rosemary & Prosciutto Baked Brie

We’ve discussed Baked Brie before and this is another variety which always draws rave reviews, it also shows that with ...
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Walnut Maple Oatmeal Bread

Walnut Maple Oatmeal Bread

It’s cold outside, the sky is a pewter shade of gray and the forecasters are calling for two days of ...
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Mushrooms with shrimp

Conifer Mountain Mushroom Caps

This is a simply delicious stuffed mushroom recipe. Look at the Blog post of the same name and you’ll see ...
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Greek style Filled Collard Greens

Of Greeks and Greens

When I married Dean, his mom gave me a copy of “the book”. The book is The Art of Greek ...
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Greek style Filled Collard Greens

Turkish Style Vegetarian Filled Collard Greens

So much of the traditional cuisines of the Mediterranean-- those of Italy, Greece, the Middle East, North Africa –feature stunning ...
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Love Brussels Sprouts!

Love Brussels Sprouts!

Aren’t Brussels sprouts one of those nasty vegetables that kids and adults are supposed to dread, along with beets and ...
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Lightning Fast Deconstructed Cheesesteak

Lightning Fast Deconstructed Cheesesteak

Yesterday I stopped into the supermarket for some table cream and decided to wander by the manager’s special bin in ...
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Mac & Cheese

Crab Mac & Cheese

You put WHAT in my mac? Inventive styles of Macaroni and Cheese can be found almost anywhere these days. The ...
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Coq au Riesling

Coq au Riesling, a country French Classic with a twist

A traditional French dish is Coq au Vin. It’s a delicious chicken dish, consisting of chicken, mushrooms, onions, herbs, bacon ...
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Lightning Fast Deconstructed Cheese Steak

Lightning Fast Deconstructed Cheese Steak

How do we get people who don’t like to cook or don’t think they’re good cooks to read a blog ...
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Pasta with shrimp and celery

Celebrate Celery (shrimp is invited)

My family have always been big gardeners. Not flowers, though Grandpop was famous for his rose bushes. No. Remember we ...
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Road Work - On the road with Tom and some clams

Road Work – On the road with Tom and some clams

A few weeks ago Fran sent me a link to an article entitled “Engine Block Burritos and Other Road Trip ...
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Alsatian Onion Tart

Alsatian Onion Tart

This is the ultimate creative approach to the Alsatian Onion Tart. As you would expect from this part of France, ...
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Big Flavor BBQ Sauce

Big Flavor BBQ Sauce

I love this BBQ sauce. It indeed has a big flavor ranging from sweet to tart to smoky to spicy, ...
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Gator Sauce Piquant

Westwego Gator Sauce Piquant

If you look around, you may see other recipes, claiming to be Cajun, which start out this dish with a ...
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Zucchini Maddalena

Zucchini Maddalena

Tom and I both have talked about this butcher shop in our neighborhood in Rome: the one which my mom ...
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Fiori di Zucca alla Romana

Fiori di Zucca alla Romana

I make Fiori di Zucca now whenever and wherever flowers are available and I fry them in canola oil or ...
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Caprese salad with Fiori di Zucca.

Stunning Caprese Salad

Red White and Green for the Italian flag! This classic cheese and tomato starter is elevated to true salad status ...
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Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

I love shrimp! And, many Americans do. In fact, according to the National Fisheries Institute, the single most consumed seafood ...
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Pasta with Eggplant

Pasta with Eggplant

Well here it is Sunday at 6pm again, following a busy day out and about — I was at our ...
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Peaches and .......?

Peaches and …….?

It’s peach season. We live in Colorado. Colorado peaches are a gift. And in the little town where I live, ...
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Veronese Slow-cooked Beef and Polenta

Veronese Slow-cooked Beef and Polenta

One of Verona, Italy’s signature dishes is savory and satisfying, but made with horse meat, which is highly regional fare ...
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Braised Baby Backs, My Way!

Braised Baby Backs, My Way!

This is the way we did our Baby Backs at our restaurant, Tanglewoods. We had a small kitchen, but an ...
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Potato Herb Gnocchi with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Potato Herb Gnocchi with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

This is a great Gnocchi dish! The Gnocchi is really quick and easy and once you’re familiar with its prep, ...
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Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic Reduction

A Balsamic reduction is a great thing to have ready in your pantry. It’s quick and easy and is a ...
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Ribs and let's Braise

Ribs and let’s Braise

I’ve written before that summer is grill time. And, indeed it is! Today, however, is a bit breezy, cool and ...
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Fanciful Peppers (Peperoni Capricciosi)

Fanciful Peppers (Peperoni Capricciosi)

I think I’ve shown you this photo before.  I love it so for its color and abundance, and brings memories ...
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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

This is a fun takeaway of a traditional Tiramisu. Tiramisu is an Italian favorite which exploded on the American scene ...
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Blogging is Hard Work!

Blogging is Hard Work!

Having finished today’s entry, and ever mindful of our upcoming filming in southern France, I decided to reward myself with ...
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Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

This is a great soup, perfect for those cool autumn evenings. It’s a combination of vegetables, pasta and sausage, all ...
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Homemade Italian Sausage

Homemade Italian Sausage

What a great way to have a fresh supply of Italian Sausage, and it’s easy! As with all recipes and ...
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Prosciutto and Figs

Prosciutto and Figs

We are having a little meeting this beautiful summer afternoon as we get our website and blog all up and ...
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Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

As most of you know, a key ingredient within our choice of travel is the ability to experience a hands-on ...
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