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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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A Perfect Day for Banana Bread

A Perfect Day for Banana Bread Last summer I came across a YONANAS machine that turns frozen bananas into soft-serve ice cream’s next of kin. It was really FUN to work with. But, what truly amazed me was the book that came along with the machine. It has HUNDREDS of recipes for banana ice cream []

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A “Cocktail Hour” Appetizer Just for You!

A “Cocktail Hour” Appetizer Just for You! When you’re thinking about Holiday Party cocktail appetizers, my recipe for Marinated Shrimp with Ginger-Peanut Dipping Sauce is a keeper!! This simple appy can be prepped hours before the game and finished just in time for kick-off. It yields six servings, so I don’t think anyone will go []

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Rise Up Risotto!

Rise Up Risotto! I love creamy, cheesy, richly flavored risotto. I love everything about it. I also love tapioca pudding and rich, runny cream of wheat. It’s a thing……. But, my new favorite craving is cauliflower risotto. The dish gives you all the feel of those creamy dishes, and adds just a bit of “it’s []

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A thick slice of warm sweet cake…

A thick slice of warm sweet cake… Oh, my, my! It’s time to bake and share…. You know, those gifts that you have ready when you need something for a friend at work, or a favorite neighbor. My recipe for Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf with Jammin’ Berry Jam fits the bill for a bake a []

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Tapas Crawl Dinner Party!

Tapas Crawl Dinner Party! One of the coolest outings we arranged was on a family trip to Madrid; it was a tapas crawl! Our guide met us at our hotel and then took us on a walking tour of the local bars and pubs. We sampled small plates of paella, shellfish, specialty croquettes and rich []

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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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