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Recipes, Sweets

Chocolate Hearts

I tried making a mini Ho Ho cake for Valentines Day. Alas, the pan was too big for the amount of batter so when the batter baked, what should have been a jelly roll cake turned into jelly roll cookies. Not to despair, I used a cookie cutter to cut out hearts, whipped up some […]

Comfort, Healthy, Recipes

The Secret to Baked Chicken

When I search google for the words “chicken recipes,” more than 1 million results are returned. With all these recipes out there, why do we still experience dry, flavorless, baked chicken? Here’s the secret – you need to brine your chicken breast in much the same way that you brine your turkey in preparation for […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Recipes

Clam Chowder

This clam chowder was probably the best I’ve ever made. It was creamy, spicy and savory with a combination of minced canned clams and fresh whole clams. This recipe makes two large bowls or three smaller bowls of comforting clam chowder. I served crusty, oven warmed, bread lathered in butter along with the chowder. Chowder […]

Comfort, Recipes, Sweets

Mascarpone Cheesecake

This cheesecake recipe is luscious and creamy but not too sweet. The crust is the traditional graham cracker but the cheesecake is a combination of cream cheese, sour cream and mascarpone cheese. It was easy to make and turned out great. This recipe makes eight small slices. Most of us enjoy mascarpone cheese in cream […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Recipes

Omelette Souffle

For a special treat, my grandmother made the most amazing omelette souffles. I decided to reconstruct her recipe and I think it turned out splendidly. This is cheese only, enveloped in fluffy egg creaminess. The size of the omelette pan matters. If you are making a two egg omelette then use an 8 inch skillet. […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Mussels with Wine and Herbs

We are so lucky to have a local market that provides fresh mussels from the cold waters of New England. Yesterday, my husband was lamenting that he hasn’t had mussels in a while. He spent summers on PEI in Canada and was super spoiled by the abundance of fresh seafood available there. A pound of […]

Comfort, Recipes, Sweets

Carrot Cake for Two

Carrot Cake and Coconut Cake are my favorite cakes. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. When I visit my local grocery market, I make a beeline to the single serving dessert refrigerator seeking that single slice, perfect for me. I’m one of those people who would buy one of these cakes, […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes, Vegan

Very Vegetable Soup

It’s Saturday and time to clean out the refrigerator before I head off to the market. As I scan the vegetable bin, I see I have some carrots, bok choy, kale, celery and onion that need a home. I cleaned and chopped the vegetables, added some garlic, spices, vegetable broth, cooked for an hour and […]

Comfort, Recipes

Breakfast Sandwich on Fresh Baked Rolls

Earlier this week I attempted to make homemade rolls and I was successful. The rolls formed the perfect base for this breakfast sandwich. The bread contained condensed milk, sugar and whole wheat flour creating a lovely texture and lightly sweet flavor.

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Spicy Chickpea Stew

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from the New York Times Cooking site; one of my favorite recipe websites. My very first cookbook was Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. My second cookbook was The New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet. The New York Times never disappoints in terms of innovative, creative and delicious recipes. My version of […]