Cooking dinner every day during quarantine, we’ve found spring pasta and pizza recipes that are a delightful break between the standards. We’ve been making “Spring Pizza”” once a week. It has spring peas and tendrils, sugar snap peas and watercress. When we have them in the fridge, we add asparagus, too. Now for a tandem […]

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We prefer French toast to pancakes and waffles. The texture and the flavor of good bread, as opposed to the wheatiness of the latter. For Mother’s Day, we’re making this recipe from DeLallo: Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze. That’s a mouthful, and so is the three-decker French toast napoleon or sundae. The […]

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Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and other spices. America has gone hummus-crazy as any trip to a supermarket will tell show you: numerous brands and flavors. Tahini is combined with chickpea puree in a proportion of 1:6. There are more chickpeas, but tahini, which looks like […]

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[1] Yummy, isn’t it? Think of it as “Mexican pasta” (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Fresh rigatoni. You can use any short cut pasta; see below for choices (photo © The Baker Chick).   If you want an alternative to yesterday’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, The recipe was created by Jonathan of The […]

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Want to become a more impressive cook instantly? Use compound butter! Also known as finishing butter, or beurre composé in French, it’s unsalted butter that has been blended with seasonings. There are endless variations. Escoffier published 35 combinations in 1903, and cuisine has evolved in many directions since his classic renderings of anchovy butter and […]

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What’s up for Sunday Brunch? Our favorite is a bagels and lox platter. There’s no cooking involved! This Lox and Bagel Board was created by Sherry Brubaker of the farm-to-table food blog: Backyard Bohemian. Sherry is a wife and mom of three, who went into the culinary industry after serving and earning a Combat Action […]

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April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day reminds people about the worrisome state of our planet, and what each of us can do to help. Earth day reminds companies and individuals to do what they can for a clean environment, and fight the ravages […]

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