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I have been challenging myself to new baking projects and just made Gougeres from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe.

I, like you, have been challenging myself to new baking projects and here is one which made me enormously happy – Gougeres – totally addictive French cheese puffs. And it gets better – I learned from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe, gougeres can be frozen in the raw state and then just popped…

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Comfort from your Kitchen: Recipes for Pandemic Times

  I have put together a collection of recipes that you might find helpful during these stressful times – comforting soups, pantry based recipes, a variety of entrees, breads and a few easy desserts. Finally, since we are all baking more (myself included), I have set up a challenge for…

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Giant Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are a giant version of a recipe my Mom used to make as a side dish. She would use plain old cultivated mushrooms which were considered very elegant at the time and stuff them simply with chopped mushrooms, onions and breadcrumbs. I started with three of my…

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Check out my interview on Heritage Radio’s “Inside Julia’s Kitchen.”

I did an interview with the Julia Child Foundation for the show Inside Julia’s Kitchen on the Heritage Radio Network. We talked about what would JC have done during coronavirus times, among many other things. I hope you tune in! The episode aired Thursday, May 14th and the podcast version can be…

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I have a chapter in a new book,”One Last Lunch.”  It is the perfect read for right now.

I have a chapter in a new book, just out “One Last Lunch.”  It is the perfect read for right now. Erica Heller asked 48 people to imagine a lunch with someone they had lost. The premise – If you could have one last lunch – maybe there was something…

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French Apple Tart

Note: No, it is not apple season, but I know you can still find apples, although probably not Golden Delicious (they are oddly very hard to find these days, even before the pandemic) so just use any apple that you like and also that you know will hold its shape. You’ll…

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Check out “Dishing with Julia.”

Julia Child was one of the funniest people I ever spent time with, and now, when you really need some fun in your life, PBS has produced a new series starring the grand lady, called “Dishing with Julia.” They invited chefs around the country to view episodes of “The French Chef”…

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Breakfast of Champions, or Dagwood Omelet? The Husband took items from last night’s meal and turned them into this!

Breakfast of Champions, or Dagwood Omelet? The Husband took items from last night’s meal and turned them into this – the omelet is stuffed with leftover chicken and snow peas, augmented with sharp cheddar, sprinkled with sesame seeds (quite random)  and served with leftover roasted potatoes and a popover (it reheated…

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Black Bean Tortilla Pizza

Vegetarian Tortilla Pizza in 25 minutes with mostly pantry ingredients! I love black beans and the way they play so nicely with other ingredients. In this recipe, those ingredients include garlic, onions, and chipotles. Spread on cumin-and-oregano-scented tortillas, you end up with little Mexican pizzas. When you top them off with your…

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Asian Green Beans and Pork

Here’s a 25 minute recipe which only needs rice to round it out and you may have all the ingredients in house. You can leave out the rice wine if necessary and ground turkey or beef would be a fine substitute for the pork. The original version of this Chinese dish…

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