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A Pasta Dish for Bacon Lovers

A Pasta Dish for Bacon Lovers So…. Is your shopping done? Your holiday menu planned? Your packages wrapped? Well, if you’re like me, the answer is no, no and stop-asking-already no. So, let’s not stress on dinner. Try my simply delicious recipe for Penne Pasta Carbonara.  Yes, it’s a SUNDAY BEST favorite; however, this yummy []

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The Nutcracker “Sweet”: Cherry Nut Crumble Cake

The Nutcracker “Sweet”: Cherry Nut Crumble Cake You know what’s awesome about Christmas? It’s all those late night chats or early mornings in the kitchen with someone who’s come to visit. Picture it, you’ve got your hands wrapped around a steaming coffee mug (decaf or regular depending on the hour), and the center piece of []

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Move over Margarita – Tequila’s meant for Shortbread

Move over Margarita – Tequila’s meant for Shortbread It’s Friday, and what my friends in the catering biz like to call Entry Night –when the folks you love most are likely to pop over for a holiday party weekend! This fun, desserty, liquor infused recipe ensures you are ready. Any kind of tequila will do []

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Game Day Food for Your NFL Watch Party!

Game Day Food for Your NFL Watch Party! What a wonderful night to host a party… maybe a Game Day Party!! Wait a minute. Maybe? Heck yeah, we’re doing this! Here’s the 2017 NFL schedule that’ll keep us entertained through Christmas Eve. We’ll need something to eat, though! My recipe for Beef and Black Bean []

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A Winner for Your Cookie Xmas Exchange

A Winner for Your Cookie Xmas Exchange I’m not psychic. I’ve just lived through a whole lot of Christmases, so I’m sure there’s a cookie exchange party in your future. Peanut Butter Chunk Cookies are my go-to when I want to give the gift of baked goods, and there really is no greater gift, seeing []

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How to Make a Heavenly Shepherd’s Pie

How to Make a Heavenly Shepherd’s Pie Sunday Church Suppers are the most fun during the holidays. My chapter on Tote Along Dishes offers several recipes that are created to share with friends. For your Church Christmas pot luck, take a look at my recipe for Shepherd’s Pie Topped with Sweet Potatoes. When you follow []

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The Mother of all Quiche Recipes

The Mother of all Quiche Recipes Merry Christmas from me a few days early. I’m giving away my favorite recipe from the Pic Niques chapter of my newly released cookbook, Sunday Best.  I do so because I know the “most wonderful time of the year” is full of office parties, gift exchanges and special luncheons. []

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Warm Up with a Spicy Indian Dish Tonight

Warm Up with a Spicy Indian Dish Tonight Another fabulous Christmas dinner is spicy lamb, made the way they love it in India. My recipe features a lamb tenderloin – the center portion cut from the rack of lamb. With the Christmas countdown at 13 days, I say you cheat a little and make this []

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A Blue Christmas with Very Berry Muffins

A Blue Christmas with Very Berry Muffins If Monday’s got you down, take an early coffee break! This incredibly easy muffin recipe screams for your inventiveness.  It doesn’t have to be blueberries. You can use any fresh fruit that you like: chopped peaches, apples and bananas are perfect, too.  You can incorporate oats, nuts or []

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Counting Down to Christmas with Jorj’s Chicken Rolls

Counting Down to Christmas with Jorj’s Chicken Rolls It’s Sunday afternoon, and you still have plenty of time to pull off another awesome SUNDAY BEST Dinner! Here’s my recipe for Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Rolls with a Side of Tahini Squash. Busy shopping weekends require an easy chicken dish that comes with a special side; in []

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A Glamorous Christmas Dinner…Veal Chops Milanese

A Glamorous Christmas Dinner…Veal Chops Milanese It’s HOLIDAY PARTY time! Invite your besties over for an intimate holiday dinner party. My recipe for Veal Chop Milanese with Baby Broccoli yields four nice, big portions and is ideal when gathering your nearest and dearest to toast the holiday season! The recipe is an Italian classic, and []

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Americanized Paella: Heaven in a Pan

Americanized Paella: Heaven in a Pan   COOKING PAELLA GETS A REMAKE My recipe for Chili Roasted Beef Short Ribs is published in my book Sunday Best Dishes; A Cookbook for Passionate Cooks. Bone-in beef ribs are browned and then bathed in a braising sauce of red wine, beef broth, tomato paste and chili sauce. []

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Score a Touchdown with the SUNDAY BEST BURGER!

Score a Touchdown with the SUNDAY BEST BURGER! It’s GAME DAY! Time to plan a meal around the big game…. And the last-minute Christmas shopping. Bring your weekend warriors to the peace table with a grilled burger that scores a TD every time. The secret is a simple, yet flavorful patty that comes from grinding []

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Best Garlic Bread…. Evah!

Best Garlic Bread…. Evah! I love it when a versatile recipe comes together, and practically forces you to eat something that you normally wouldn’t. I’m talking about BREAD! No other food has been so greatly loved (bread of life) and hated (it’s a white carb, for goodness sake!), than bread. I mean really, who partakes []

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Simple. Elegant. Delicious.

Simple. Elegant. Delicious.   So far as side dishes go, you can’t do better than these poached carrots. The treatment they receive calls for any kind of carrot you see fit, a cup full of extra virgin olive oil, plenty of chopped parsley and pinch of salt. Am I missing anything? Nope! My latest cookbook []

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