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Fillet of Sole Frances
Working on my toasted coconut, chocolate chip dunkers
Latkes: grated potatoes, cauliflower (riced), onions, chopped and deeply sautéed mushrooms, Italian parsley, eggs, matzo meal, salt-pepper-cayenne. Voila
Homemade crepes: People often don’t think to cook and/or bake just to practice- or play. We don’t need an occasion-...
Wood-roasted chicken. Can’t think of a more special-and yet-homey way to ring in a healthy, happy, soothing and delicious New...
Butterflied roast chicken: Here lies one of the most potent ways to provide soothing- to oneself and to/for others. If...
Shrimp Parmesan. Beyond
Savory Tuna Spread (or dip)… Just because. So often we wait to do certain things-needing other people to justify our...
Wood-oven roasted tomatoes and spinach stuffed mushrooms, au gratin. All cooked without flame- Only with residual heat. A perfect example...
Feeling particularly bold tonight! One pie, two pizzas: Peppers, onions, tomatoes with fontina, Muenster and mozzarella and creamed spinach, ricotta,...
Fresh spinach, just wilted with hot garlic confit-and broiled with thinly sliced fresh mozzarella and Reggiano ❤️❤️
Sourdough garlic and olive bread
Kale, broccoli, cabbage and carrot slaw with chopped assorted toasted nuts and dried fruits. (The best coleslaw I’ve ever had/made
Do you let outer circumstances dictate how you feel and act? If so, I’d like to remind you that You...
I don’t think I need to tell you how good these pan-grilled shrimp were
The sugar-nut muffin topping becomes the bottom! Then comes: Fresh blueberries mixed with wild blueberry preserves and a little lemon...
My homemade muffin mix wins again! Triple-Blueberry, Toasted Nut, Upside-Down Muffin Cake. Not done yet
Well, good morning to you, too
Oh-so-tender pasta triangles in broth, with caramelized garlic and melted Reggiano
Vitello Tonnato (roasted veal tenderloin-chilled, sliced thin and served with a savory tuna sauce). Here is one of the many...
Homemade butter: Surprising people in a good way is so fun. Their eyes widen and then they smile in anticipation…...
Apricot& Plum Galette- with candied toasted almonds
How I breathe best
💁🏼♀️Toasted sesame Zataar crackers. Fresh out of the oven
It’s that time
“Mama, home smells so good
First, you see it- Now you don’t#liveadeliciouslife
Trout for din-din
Five years ago, as my kitchen was being built, i was busy cooking and baking away in my dining room....
Steamers, in celery-infused broth with melted butted. Perfecto
Sometimes working with certain types of bread dough is, what I would imagine, it’s like riding a wild stallion. This...
Burgers with sweet and sour red onions and fries
I’m frequently asked “Do you cook like this for your family??”- My first thought (and response) is “Do you think...
Delicious din-din!! Grilled swordfish, sautéed corn with onions and mushrooms and broccoli rabe
Fresh pasta-primavera, over seared sea scallops
Dried breadcrumbs, in the making: It’s important to find a way to fit in the time for replenishment so, when...
Simple and delish: Pizza at home
Cinnamon swirl challah: cinnamon sugar rolled inside of each strand before braiding
Stuffed artichokes, bathed in stock
You don’t have to be old or Italian to be an authentic pasta granny! Spinach, mushroom, onion and cheese ravioli
Just born. No-knead, onion-beer bread
Pork chop Parmesan- with spicy broccolini. I can’t even type to you how amazing this was
Tomato-herb focaccia. (Having fun with pizza dough
A favorite that refused to be spoiled by tonights tornado watch
Sesame wheat pita
Grilled strip steaks with marrow bones that are first roasted, then simmered in beef stock- then roasted again. Oh boy!...
Pan-grilled chicken breasts. Quick, delish and exactly what we wanted (with pasta and broccoli rabe
Din-din. It feels so amazing to cook and eat exactly what we wanted
My daughter, Julie, @drjuliezelig wanted me to post my response to one by @sassygirlmeditates – as she insightfully used the...
Balance in life- balance in cooking. Serve an assertive green with a creamy coleslaw for
Mussels in a spicy persillade over spinach linguine. Yet another kind of happy hour
Pepperoni pizza- As good as this looks- the taste and texture was even better! I would sign on the dotted...
Artic char and shiitake mushrooms
Roasted sun-chokes are so Delicious! Scrub with a designated brush under water. Cut into chunks but don’t peel. Boil in...
Homemade vanilla. Take brittle vanilla beans, cut into small pieces and bring to a powder in an electric spice grinder....
Pappardelle pasta, tangled with thin ribbons of jumbo asparagus, sitting in stock and sautéed leeks-and topped with roasted asparagus tips
Here’s wishing you a smooth and yummy weekend
Wood roasted endive- sweet, tender and brisk-flavored. Everything I love
Pizza state of mind- A beautiful thing
Savory Pita Chips
Ohhh- need I say more??
Trout almondine with sautéed snap peas and roasted butternut squash
Homemade matzo. An edible treasure. The recipe is in “The I Love to Cook Book” and will be posted on...
How often do you do what it takes to be happy? No need to wait for a holiday… Go to...
Ahhhh spaetzle !!!!❤️
Chicken Yakitori, at home. Yes
Yakatori sauce, in process
Old-World elegant meets Old-World earthy (earthy is the new elegant
We had tree damage from the snow storm- our gardeners came by to help us out-a tough job. As I...
Don’t be afraid to stand out-The world needs our uniqueness!! “The brave might not live forever, but the cautious do...
No joke- this is 1/2 of ONE chicken breast- If looking for an incredibly delish AND economical way to entertain,...
Fried zucchini. Eye on the prize
Proper set up is essential- whether in the kitchen, in the office, on the golf course, etc.-So, before you dive...
Don’t be afraid of diving in because of what you might have thought. Garlic, when simmered briefly and then gently...
No matter our age or circumstance we all just want to be brought close and given a chance to try....
Fried artichokes and garlic
Seafood fra diavolo over angel hair pasta
2 inch thick rib-eye steak- on the bone. After cooking (searing and roasting) and then resting for several minutes, slice...
Shrimp and clam scampi pizza
Roast chicken- nothing better
Chopped steak, sweet & sour red onions, sautéed spinach with garlic and shiitake mushrooms and extra-virgin olive oil fries. Happy...
Don’t throw out leftover cooked pasta sheets (after making lasagna, manicotti or cannelloni). Roll, slice and release strands. Heat sauce,...
Cannelloni, clams and chocolate-mascarpone-raspberry tartlets. Happy Valentine’s Day
Caesar Salad: No croutons? No problem! Parmesan crisps-gluten free and crazy good-crisps 🧀👍👌
🔥🔥🔥 plain, simple & sizzlin
“Do you think anyone will notice if I take just one small piece of that crisp Peking duck skin??
Ahhhhh- so fun! Fondue for din-din
A most delicious morning activity
“Scampied” chicken wings. So savory and delicious- inspired by an amazing trip to Lyon, France- but more user friendly than...
I see so many bakers cutting their bread hot out of the oven, which ruins the bread, for the sake...
Just born: Working on my sourdough Kaiser rolls
Meatball-parm by candlelight. Heaven
Freezer-friendly food: Chicken soup and challah (plain and cinnamon swirl) for beautiful Jen, Ben and Audra, who will soon be...
Mushroom, pepperoni and garlic confit
On our way… naturally leavened, sourdough pizza
How can someone not believe in G-d??
My temp gun is officially maxed out- the floor of the oven is over 1000 degrees F
What else does one do in a blizzard??
Creamy mashed potatoes, turned into homemade “Tater-Tots”- (but much better
Mixed baby greens with foie gras and brioche toasts. Wood-roast leg of lamb and creamy mashed potato and sautéed pepper-onion...
Warmest wishes to you for a cozy, loving, prosperous and, above all, healthy New Year
Roasted, then peeled, cut and caramelized beets (in browned butter)-So delicious
Sword fish, marinated in an herby/garlicky vinaigrette and pan-grilled. Goes great with latkes
Yum, yum yum
Braised beef and vegetables over fettuccine
Hanger steak- with peppers and onions and sautéed corn
A scent that always makes me so glad I am where I am
Polishing the silver!🙌
Toasting assorted fresh breads, for stuffing
Southern fried chicken thighs, roasted honey-bell squash and fresh peas. Good to be home
Clams and shrimps Possilipo
These seemingly too dark grissini always end up being someone’s favorite- Moral: there are no mistakes, only ways to deepen...
Veal and barley soup with sourdough “gruyere pizza bread
Well, my freezer’s dance card is just about full… soon all my babies will be home
Now’s the time to make homemade pumpkin purée for your thanksgiving pie! Preheat the oven to 375F. Wash and dry...
So delicious! Focaccia di Recco – which is two paper thin sheets of unleavened dough that has baked (in between)...
Leek, shiitake mushroom, asparagus, gruyere quiche
Can you believe that these are leftovers!?!? Crazy… even better tonight. Meatloaf, pan-fried potatoes, sautéed corn, leeks and shiitake mushrooms
Biscotti in process
“Soon she will roast those things and I will get kibble… Times like these are when I wish I were...
How can I ask for anything more from a carrot? Simply perfect
Galette pastry, ready for the freezer. Busy times ahead
The morning after a pizza night
A tomato pie- ala salad
Bolognese stuffed spaghetti squash- sautéed kohlrabi and crusty, sourdough bread
Early this morning… 🙌 @hagaybread
You need to work the fire- so the fire doesn’t work you over!!! Wood-roast chicken, Brussels sprouts and sun chokes
Getting all fired up
Naturally leavened, 100% hydration starter, dark rye-whole wheat-plus high gluten, sea salt, barley malt syrup
With broiled lemon sole
Spinach, onion and portobello, au gratin
Home alone can still be delish!
Me and my son, Ben-We’re a great team! Wood-roast suckling pig. No flame- all residual heat from last night’s dinner!🙏🙏...
Wood-roasted Orata (wrapped in fig leaves) and herbed potatoes with pan-fried baby artichokes with minced garlic, lemon and parsley. 🙌...
Challah bread, especially braided loaves, are meant to symbolize the intricacies inherent in life. Different paths (those literal and figurative)...
Spiced applesauce with poached apple chunks and macerated raisins
Soon to become a “fall candle” personified
🙌 whenthisnanacooks woodfiredpizza woodfired
Clams in a spicy persillade-fired-cooking
I know-I know- “No-knead”bread is all the rage (and, trust me, I make my share)- but there are certain types...
My baking/pasta-making room. Where so many of my dreams come true
Grilled portobellos, topped (and baked) with chunky meat sauce and cheese, served with thin spaghetti in stock and sautéed spinach...
🙌 whenthisnanacooks naturallyleavened sourdough artisanbread
Spicy clams with broccoli rabe
Steakhouse dinner at HOME
Is it just me? Are you EVER over it??
Been busy with my little baker! (23 months
Act One: Last night’s dance recital
After a bath
Just harvested. Weston potatoes
Eggplant parm and broccoli rabe
A most important
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Whole Wheat, Sourdough, Everything Bagels
Dinner for two, at home
Toasted sesame Irish butter cookies
Stove-top grilled halibut steak and eggplant, tri-colore salad and spaghetti with olive oil and lots of poached and then caramelized...
Happy Birthday, sweet Julia (before I was a nana
I can tell- Amelie wants pizza!! Soon, sweet pea
A girl can never have too many pizza peels
Sourdough white wheat loaf- with freshly milled hard white wheat
Good morning, Sourdough Egg Bagels
Hard work pays off! Lunch for our handyman, Antonio
A swab of my barbecue sauce, when close to the end… then
It never gets old
Just born: Sourdough Wheat Bagels
Woke up dreaming about last nights din-din
In the beginning
I’m all for diversity! Here’s a “little something for everyone” combo- for wine-time. Home-pickled baby beets, creamy blue cheese, goat...
Just born: Mixed plum galette, glazed with melted red currant jam, cassis and a few drops of rose water- then...
Steamed lobsters, potatoes, roasted with duck fat- pencil-thin asparagus with garlic. 🙌 “She’s back in the saddle again
So, after the first side is seared, it gets turned over- that way, when the two pancakes get separated, there...
Last night: Peking duck-the process (after the ducks were seasoned, they got refrigerated, uncovered, 24 hours- then dunked in boiling...
A sea of fried sesame Chinese noodles
Irish butter cookies
🙌 whenthisnanacooks homebaked cookandbakefromscratch homecooking
Stairway to Heaven. Chicken parm
Three berries, baked in a galette. Blackberries, blueberries and mulberries
A taste and texture combo that cools. Carpaccio of beets and cucumbers
Lunch. All I added was a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Just what we needed. So yummy
Mixed seafood (clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari marinara- listed in order of their cooking) over fresh pasta
Just born: fresh apricot gallete, kissed by candied almonds and pistachios
Tuesday afternoon meditation#cookandbakefromscratch
A delicious partnership: Osso bucco (from my freezer) over today’s-made fettuccine (and simmered fresh peas
Monday morning meditation
Homemade pita, seared with za’atar and filled with sausage, peppers and onions and topped with a spicy yogurt sauce. 🙌🙌...
Stuffed-roasted lobsters- with Persian rice. Savory, floral, SO yummy
Last night’s vegetarian din-din. Spaghetti pie and artichokes, baked with garlicky breadcrumbs and broth
Homemade falafel and pita
Homemade pita, Israeli salad with fresh chives blossoms, chicken shawarma with grilled tomatoes
Homemade labneh (yogurt cheese)- so delicious and easy! Depending on the texture you’re going for-and the type of yogurt you...
Wood-roasted rack of lamb
Wood-oven sourdough bread. Wheat, emmer, spelt, rye. 🙌 Delicious!@hagaybread #🇮🇱💪
Great combo at wine-time. Hummus, sk’ug (Yemenite hot pepper relish), labneh (yogurt cheese), tahina (tahini sauce), za’atar-flavored pita chips (open...
Shrimp and cockle clams cooked with (tons of) garlic, tomatoes and arugula ( in extra virgin olive oil) and served...
Four wood-oven baked loaves-in at 8:25, born at 9am. @hagaybread – thank you for your help! Getting better
A Sourdough morning feels so sweet. @hagaybread
Shakshuka and fresh, homemade pita. Boy oh boy
Pita becoming pita
Israeli condiments, served with fresh bread- homemade labneh (strained yogurt)- which is very cooling to the fiery chili pepper mixture...
Still in Israel-mode. Last night: ember-roasted eggplant, peeled and served with tahini sauce. Hummus. Roasted head of cauliflower, with whole...
You can take the girl out of Israel- but you can’t take israel out of this girl. ❤️ First day...
In a Druze village, in northern Israel, I helped make lunch in the home of Pnina. We made many delicious...
Steamers, roasted black bass, asparagus baked with crumbs, poached and pan-roasted potatoes. Delish
Burrata, Kumato tomatoes and fresh basil
Pan-grilled bok choy. As delish with breakfast as it is for dinner
Audra (18 months) making her first batch of twisted challah rolls
Wild chives- a perk- on my morning walk
Banana-currant bread- made for my friend who’s mom just passed. Ingredients chosen and put together in specific ways, has always...
Yes, in a perfect world, someone would be making me matzo ball soup, since I have a lousy cold and...
Shrimp and broccoli in a scallion-garlic-ginger sauce
Ciabattas-88% hydration, 25% dark rye flour, 75% bread flour. Spelt levain, poolish with WW and AP (overnight). This dough was...
Wood-grilled fillet mignon and shiitakes topped with fresh mozzarella and grape tomato
Peking duck-first time doing it in the oven- usually roast by wood fire. So fun-and delicious! Served with homemade wrappers,...
Potato and zucchini galette, roasted asparagus with garlic confit and pan-grilled chicken breasts with lemon spiked pesto
Ciabattas with a bit of buckwheat flour (50 grams)-the rest bread flour (400 grams) and spelt starter (50/50 wholegrain spelt/AP...
Meat for lunch means veggies for dinner: fresh pasta with roasted tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, toasted pine nuts- and...
Woodfired dinner. Rack of lamb, and carrot/cauliflower medley, herb-roasted potatoes and sourdough bread (from my freezer!) made crisp and delish
Osso bucco with fresh fettuccine
Big batch of spicy barbecue sauce “blooping” awaaaay….. recipe with video on my site!
Toasted sesame whole wheat sourdough
Pizza Partnership: Crisp, light, stand/up bottom and border- toppings that didn’t overwhelm but asserted their worthiness to be heard. One...
Homemade wrappers for Peking duck-each pancake is actually two! They get peeled apart after searing and then being allowed to...
Oh- I need an excuse?? Ok! There’s a big snow storm coming tomorrow-and I need my strength! Veal parm and...
Apple-cinnamon galette: No, I’m never ever over it- each one has its own pulse- it’s own breath-a unique face. Each...
Grano arso stracci, (burnt wheat, irregular rags of pasta) sitting in shrimp stock-topped with spicy shrimp marinara, grilled portobello mushrooms...
Grano arso cavetteli, alla panna (butter/roux based chicken stock sauce-with shallots, thyme and a touch of cream and a generous...
Grano arso-which translates: burnt wheat. Originating in Puglia, Italy, there are two stories attributed to this Old World pasta. One:...
Glazed red pearl onions-so delicious on everything from grilled chops and chicken a great garnish for a simple omelette. To...
Sesame pumpernickel- baked with healing intentions for a family in need of prayers
Cucumber 🥒 cuff salad bowl with watermelon radish and shaved Parmesan
Fried Indian bread puffs- sweet and savory-My children’s favorite- can’t wait to make these for my grand-baby Audra
Wood-roasted chicken: Just yum
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Wood-roast branzino and potatoes with shishito peppers
In the first photo (upper left) I’m applying my last very gentle stretch and fold to this ciabatta dough, before...
A special birthday cake for a special friend, Kathy. Golden cake layers with vanilla bean pastry cream and topped with...
Slow cooked chicken thighs, hot Italian sausage- peppers, onions, garlic- rice- ALL leftovers put together in such a delicious way!...
Roasting away… when I want to apply more direct heat to a specific area, I just lower the grate that’s...
What’s she up to now, you ask? I’m drying the skin on the back side of a duck- I wanted...
There’s no place like home
Malted milk-chocolate chunk
Pane di casa. A favorite part of the process
Pecan praline ice cream
Happy Valentine’s Day! A mixed berry and grape tart for my sweet, sweetheart. ❤ @jprecept00
Needed this Triple-S soothing meal-After spending the most wonderful weekend with my family in CA-celebrating the birthday of my youngest,...
See? I’m not fooling- I never joke when it comes to delicious- not ever
Since I was little, creamy mashed potatoes have always made me feel safe and soothed. I think I ate a...
Complete with her party hat (it’s not her birthday) and beads (under her bib), Audra felt it imperative to dip...
When grilling chops- regardless of whether on the stove or on the grill, after searing on both sides and the...
Homemade garganelli pasta- which is handmade penne rigate. Keep your pasta squares covered with plastic to keep supple- and rub...
“Everything” Chinese noodles. The process
The ultimate mac and cheese- Huh?-No mac? Nope, penne rigate, instead-with blanched broccoli. Pasta is a little more than half...
Grissini (sesame) get rotated while in the oven so they bake until golden and crisp
Cavatelli with meat sauce
Same dough as orecchiette (see previous post) but shaped into cavatelli
Homemade orecchiette. Dough: twice as much fancy durum flour as very warm tap water. Whisk flour with some salt (1/2...
A favorite way to prepare okra- stewed with peppers, onions and fresh, edible curry leaves, which are available in Indian...
Ciabatta means “slipper bread” because of its shape, which is said to resemble a slipper
Ciabatta is risen, seam side up, on floured towels (rubbed generously with rice flour and then wheat flour). In order...
Ciabatta dough getting cozy under a heating blanket. I’m such a mother
Din-din. Pan-grilled chicken breasts, sautéed corn with onions and baby Brussels sprouts, fried “sweets” and biscuits
Fresh baked biscuits
Not all dough is treated equal-and that’s a good thing! Yeast dough is kneaded aggressively and biscuit dough (here) is...
Before and after baking. Experimenting with multigrain loaves. By the way… sometimes, I can feel you wondering- if so, the...
Mondays are just when we could all use some of this, don’t you think? 🙌 it’s easier than you think
One dough, two different shapes and thickness. Dough: 2 cups 00 flour- make well, add 2 x-lg eggs and 4...
Meatballs don’t have to be simmered in a red sauce! Think thanksgiving gravy- but scale up, quantity-wise and use beef...
Who needs Waldo when we have Mango?! Pork chops (1-inch rib chops are my fav) For 4 to 6 chops:...
A taste of summer in January. Yay
Staring at the weathered, cracked outer shell of this loaf makes me think about a type of treasure inherent in...
Pigs in a quilt with Dijon and shredded cheese for the freezer. There are two truths that are indisputable. One:...
Truly sexy, to a baker. Take it off Baby
Good morning. Welcome to my world
French rolls. The aroma is beyond
Leg of lamb, roast potatoes and baby eggplant
So far, it’s been a pretty beautiful day
Baby back ribs and chili rellenos- perfect together
Getting started early-going to see sweet Audra at the aquarium. Chili rellenos later
Trust me, although immense fun, you do not need a wood-oven to make amazing, artisan bread
And, after the baking of bread ends, the cooking continues… Roasted onions, garlic and a spicy medley of peppers, to...
Just born: from my wood oven. A challenging, magnificent process
Been a wood-oven cooked day. No flame-all residual heat
I wanted a large, thin-crust pizza- I wanted the toppings to be half this and half that. My round peel...
The sides and dome have become uniformly white (which means the oven is fully saturated with heat). I then moved...
When my fish fillets are too long for my pan- I could cut them but I’m stubborn! So, I take...
Tartar sauce: minced Italian parsley, chives, onion, capers, pickles, mayo, Dijon and whole-grain mustard-a small splash of caper brine and...
Just born: Apricot and prune Danish
Thank you for all for your kind wishes. I found my way home
Good morning, 2017
The last night! “Everything” fried Chinese noodles
Happy Challah-Day! And a very happy, healthy New Year
Crispy egg rolls and duck sauce -and then-whole branzino, simmered with fresh cockles in a scallion-garlic-shiitake mushroom sauce. (And rice
Applesauce can be either chunky or smooth. For latkes, I like it smooth. For regular life, I like it chunky-...
Fried wontons with duck sauce. Homemade all the way
Papadum. Finally found a reason to use my taco shell holder! Yay
Happy Chanukah! (Poached and then herb-oven-fried-uh-roasted- but in an herb-infused garlic olive oil) SO Crisp and Delicious
Peking duck with plum sauce, julienned cucumber and scallions. The skin was so crisp- like glass! So happy!!!
I’m not the only one that’s absolutely sure of how delicious this will be! Sesame grissini, dipped in triple creme...
What to do with a leftover cooked duck carcass
853f and climbing
About happiness: As a mother, I’ve always instructed my children to follow their bliss, everyday. Could be first thing in...
A whole grain loaf, baked, cooked, sliced and papered- ready to be slid into a plastic bag and frozen. Grab...
Wood-grilled strip steaks, potato galette, baked creamed spinach, raisin-walnut bread and fresh butter
Broiled fillet of lemon sole, caramelized carrots and fresh peas, baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives, coleslaw
How some seemingly sleeping loaves rise. Raisin-walnut
New pot holders
Garganelli rigate. (Hand shaped penne with ridges
Cockles and salmon in scampi sauce. Served at the same meal, the clams went over linguine fini. Delicious
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Savory strudel: pancetta, onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, spinach, ricotta, Reggiano and Gruyere cheese
The art of kitchen replenishment after a holiday #
Maple-Caramel Pumpkin (deep-dish) Tart, with a crisp pastry topper❤️
Baked Mocha Custard Torte. In my first cookbook- also one of the recipes I contributed to a cake issue for...
Gravy base (sautéed shallot, mushroom, goblet, neck meat, fresh thyme) done and, when cooked, gets chilled overnight- will finish tomorrow,...
If you’ve never had hanger steak, I highly recommend it
Spinach-onion-mushroom-ricotta ravioli, dunked in hot stock and topped with marinara and roasted asparagus. Just what I had in mind #
Croissants rising (ham and cheese and cinnamon swirl
Braised beef I a sweet and sour sauce with onions, raisins, sliced Savoy cabbage and peas. (The beef is a...
And the next night…. homemade tater-tots
Sun dried tomato and garlic confit
Southern fried chicken thighs and soothing polenta with sautéed peppers and onions!
OMG! Chicken and sausage stew, with herbs and many mushrooms over fresh pici pasta, bathed in stock. Beyond
Wanted to wake up an internal feeling about my last trip to Tuscany. Individually hand-rolled strands of pici pasta
Peppers roasting on an open fire!
Japolpeno,pancetta, asparagus, multi-cheese pizza- THE best!
Just out: Pane di casa (made with sautéed onions and beer
Spicy chicken/mushroom parmigiana
The perfect homemade treat for a wedding goodie bag. Peanut butter and jam hearts
Panfried artichokes, sautéed shishito peppers and grilled swordfish
Three kinds of crackers cooling: onion-garlic, sesame and caraway with pretzel salt
This is one of the reasons why home is my medicine
Grilled portobello mushrooms bolognese
Matzo is not just for Passover. Flour, water, sesame seeds and salt- all deeply toasted in the oven-equal a kind...
Wood-grilled strip steak, roast onions, poached and then pan-seared potatoes- and sautéed broccoli
In the name of love
Glazed mixed-berry muffins
Halibut, seared and then topped and baked with pesto and breadcrumbs. Served with sautéed fresh corn and baked jewel sweet...
Homemade fettuccine, with pesto, roasted heirloom tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and stove-top grilled baby zucchini. Thank you, summer of 2016-...
A turkey breast, roasting for the week. Strategic cooking-thanksgiving scents and tastes (at whim), great lunches and then stock from...
Nothing fancy/nothing like it. Home-food rocks
A new cookie, just born: fudge-filled pecan prailine cookies
Still dreaming of last night’s dinner. Whole, wood-roasted Branzino, asparagus and potatoes lyonnaise, au gratin
Fresh ricotta and tomato-garlic galette
Shallow-fried eggplant fingers. OMG
There’s no place like home
Beef tortellini en broth with fresh peas and artichokes baked with garlic, lemon, parsley and crumbs
Leftover braised beef and vegetables, turned into a filling for pasta!
Braised Beef, mashed potatoes and roast asparagus. My freezer is such a friend!! August/February, it doesn’t matter meal
Lasagna- with spinach pasta, ricotta filling and bolognese sauce. Homemade from the bottom up
Memphis style smoked BBQ ribs Hot off the smoker straight outta Weston CT
Ravioli bolognese with sautéed broccolini and pane di casa #
Filling: ricotta, sautéed onions, best-quality Parmesan
Grilled boneless chicken breasts, fried plantains, sautéed spinach and poached-then roasted fingerling potatoes. A delicious night at home
Banana and Mixed Berry Jam Bread-with a hint of peanut butter
A perfect summer din-din. Salad Nicoise
Never throw away your leftover mashed potatoes!! Chill, scoop, dip in egg, roll in breadcrumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese and...
Just born: Blueberry galette
Grilled swordfish balsamico
Seared salmon, basted with browned butter, candied garlic and sautéed fresh garlic scapes
Last night was my daughter Julie’s bridal shower- so filled with love. This is my jumbo-sized chocolate cookie ornament with...
Caramelized broccoli. Umami
If looking for a muscle-building activity
Carpaccio of roasted beets
Just born: Corn muffins
Linguini with browned butter, seared artichokes, candied garlic, parsley and lemon zest. Beyond
Spinach. Still harvesting winter
Just born. Blueberry pie
Grilled, herb-scented butterflied chicken with tomatoes, wild mushrooms and sweet onions and baked creamed spinach, topped with Parmesan
Burgers on the wood grill (insider our kitchen, next to the wood oven). It’s really raining- so I have to...
Lasagna – homemade through and through
Dinner. I actually like Mondays
Smoked, then braised beef short ribs. I learned two things: I know how to cook short ribs- they were so...
Artisan crackers. Onion/garlic. The only problem: once you make (and eat) these homemade crackers, it’s impossible to buy store bought....
Dinner was delish- second time using my smoker. It was crazy windy- rained intermittently- should have been a royal pain...
So happy… Homemade pizza is just the best
Not bad for my first shot
Embarking on a new path!
My morning ritual: Irish oatmeal with organic berries and raw chestnut honey. Some warmed skim milk goes on top
Chocolate dipped fresh and dried fruit. Can’t imagine anyone i’d rather cook for- on Mothers Day- and any day. @benyoman27...
The aroma- Like deeply toasted popcorn. The taste and texture- Heaven
Chocolate-caramel-toasted nut-matzo crisps and chewy coconut macaroons
Tender matzo balls get lowered into just-made soup. Extras go into some chicken stock and get frozen
It’s that time, once again. Our bread for our Seder and for this next week!
Just born: Cinnamon-currant-nut palmiers. Made with homemade, all butter puff pastry
Getting ready for the weekend
“Meatloaf, Ma!”…and baked mashed potatoes. So happy
One girl’s garbage is another girl’s gold. Please don’t throw away your super-ripe bananas. Let them make your life more...
Pan-seared trout with sautéed almonds and smashed (not mashed) potatoes
Strawberry ice cream in process
Braised, glazed and roasted pork spareribs with sautéed corn and beet greens
Happy spring! Sweet pea ravioli (inside and out) and wood-roast Cornish hens
Sautéed mushroom, Burrata and shaved onion pizza
Glazed corned beef
Tonight’s dinner was really wonderful/ not just because it tasted great- but because our meal tonight utilized yesterday’s food in...
I’m just never over it
The aromas in this house are driving me wild!!Ok-I’ll sing for my supper- Just gimme some of that good stuff
Artichokes baked with garlicky breadcrumbs and stock…Beyond
A happy birthday cake for my sweet friend Kathy. Love you
Crispy garlic croutons
Chicken in the pot with vegetables and noodles and challah dinner rolls. This meal spells LOVE
Tonight’s dinner- so delish! Sweet and sour red onions and caramelized mushrooms on a burger- topped with Burrata and served...
Tandoori chicken. I’ve done this in both my conventional oven and this wood-fueled oven- both with spectacular results. The seasoned...
Cooking Pappodums. Going to be an Indian night. #cookandbakefromscratch #whenthisnanacooks!
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