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Rescue Roasted Turkey with Gravy

This is a fabulous recipe for a quicker cooking turkey that frees up your oven for other goodies. The challenge with any whole roasted turkey is keeping the breast moist while the thigh finishes cooking. The easiest way to do so is to cook a big bird. And why not? The leftovers are even […]

Thanksgiving tips

(My daughter, Emma, tasting.)

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING ALL.

Here are the tips in no particular order —

1-Include what local food you can. This is an intuitive move, as it’s the season when classic Thanksgiving foods have arrived — apples, winter squash, turkey and more. I have lots of […]

Rescue Thanksgiving Recipes

My mom, daughter and me.

A three generation Thanksgiving 7 years ago

Everyone asked for these early….I’ll post ’em again…. Enjoy friends, family and the best of the harvest. (Recipe links in grey)

Turkey Rescue Roasted Turkey with Gravy About Local and Sustainably Raised Turkeys

Cranberries Double Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Root […]

Red-Wine Poached Pears

Simple, elegant poached pears won’t add to the tire that may be growing around your waste. A sprig of mint instead of chocolate will give add make

Wine Poached Pears

These colorful pears may be stored in their liquid for several weeks, for a festive no-fat dessert.

Serves 4

4 pears, preferably […]

Florida Mt

Florida Mountain Turnips!

End of Day September Ratatouille

Summer in a bowl, using the quickest version I know…

I conjured this up at 9 or 10 last night,  not my sharpest time, so I used the food processor to help out. The results may not be as pretty as hand cut produce, but the flavor is  summer’s finale in a […]

Sweet Pepper Bulgur

What can you cook up with all these last-of-the-season onions, tomatoes and  peppers? You’ll love the sweet flavor and dense, sticky texture of this versatile grain salad. It is easy to prepare and particularly good cold. Bulgur, which is also called cracked wheat, can be found in specialty and health food stores, as […]

Oysters on the Half Shell with Apple Mignonnette

Long live live food!

Pair oysters, long considered an aphrodisiac, with a dessert of chocolate for a romantic feast. Or, for a playful party, invite over a few fellow oyster lovers — only the most passionate. Shuck, giggle and slurp oysters from their shells. (And in the winter nestle them in a bowl […]

Connie's Apple Coffee Cake

 

(Going, going, almost gone. One classic coffee cake, nutty and moist with apples.)

Last of apples!

Connie, my pal Eileen’s mom, may be gone, but her recipe is not. What better way to conjure her to join our intimate celebration than to bake her […]

Italian Spring Celebration Class

(This is a stuffed peach. We’re going to do the same thing with pears. Fabulous.)

Let’s celebrate the thaw of spring with this menu inspired by the flavors of Italy. Join me in a hands-on workshop using Italy’s signature flavors in dishes that will quickly become family favorites as the new season […]