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The Perfect Dessert

 July 16, 2014

A couple of Sundays ago was the second of our boules parties, and it was at the Bee & Thistle Inn. Because I can't host, I have begged to bring food to everyone's party. Linnea of the Bee & Thistle asked if I would bring biscotti. Unfortunately, my...

Fried Green Tomato Time

 July 9, 2014

This is fried green tomato time.

A Tasty and Light Chicken Dish

 July 2, 2014

For me, the summer has definitely begun. I've been to the beach three times-this is my new beach, on Eastern Point in Groton. It is just five minutes from my new condo. There are lots of parking places, the full season pass is just $10, and there is a snack...

Luscious Lemon Cake

 June 25, 2014

My kitchen is starting to look like a kitchen, even if it's not like the one I had before.

A Meal Fit for a Homecoming

 June 18, 2014

A few weeks ago I a red-letter day, the most recent in a series of red-letter days. What made it special was that Jared Nixon, my friend, boules partner, and terrific guy (would that he be two decades older), came to my new condominium, took out his tape...

A Savory Delight

 May 28, 2014

I'm not ready to begin grilling, since I may be without a home for a little while. My new house does have its own grill, but I might be too busy to figure out how it works and, more important, whether there is enough in the propane tanks to finish whatever I...

Succulent Shrimp

 May 21, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I cooked for three couples who had bid (and won) an auction item (dinner and wine at my house) at Chocolate to the Rescue in February. I had explained to the event organizer that I would be moving from my house to a condo by the end of the...

Ready for Rhubarb

 May 14, 2014

Sometimes I think no one likes to go grocery shopping as much as I do. I always go with a list, but sometimes I actually make the list while I'm parked in the lot of the supermarket.

Worth a Revisit

 May 7, 2014

I have a fondness for Saveur magazine, but I do miss Colman Andrews and his crew of superb writers. Then again, I'm getting older (okay, I'm old), and perhaps it's time for a new, younger group of food writers. In either case, Saveur made the...

Your Go-to Pizza Recipe

 April 30, 2014

A few Sundays ago I had friends over for make-your-own pizzas. In addition to a gigantic salad with blue cheese dressing, there were lots of toppings: caramelized onions; sautéed mushrooms; broccoli florets parboiled in water for a couple of minutes, then...

Two Great Salad Dressings

 April 16, 2014

Last week I took one of my favorite salads to a potluck dinner: wedges of iceberg lettuce dribbled with blue cheese dressing and topped with cherry tomatoes and crumbled bacon. (Truth be told: we all brought a little of something, but Joan herself made an...

Just in Time for Passover Seder

 April 9, 2014

The last week of March was pretty fun. I went to see Rush with my friends Ralph, Rich, and Craig at the Garde. This was probably the best of the best car-race movies I'd ever seen, and to see this action movie on the new, incredible sound system at our...

Ruby’s Molasses Cookies

 April 2, 2014

Like my own mother, my mother-in-law, Ruby, didn't find much to love about cooking. Unlike my mother, though, Ruby cooked dinner every night for her family. (My mother, as I have mentioned before, worked in our retail store and we had a housekeeper/cook six days...

Not Your Mother’s Marble Cake

 March 26, 2014

In the den, on a table, sits my mother's recipe box. It sat, full of recipes, many indexed alphabetically, on every kitchen table I remember as a child. Some of the recipes are in her handwriting. Many were clipped from magazines and newspapers, then taped to...

Bounteous Beef Bourguignon

 March 19, 2014

For four days I spent a great part of each day at Mohegan Sun, watching almost every game played by the women's basketball teams now comprising the new American Athletic Conference. I have to agree with The Day's Mike DiMauro, who said in his March 11...

A Recipe That Will Have You Hooked

 March 5, 2014

My kitchen is done and it looks like something out of Architectural Digest. Okay, maybe not quite, but I think it is the most gorgeous kitchen I have ever seen. I have sent pictures to friends and children. Gloria Pépin, who also knows John...

CrÍpes: A Sweet, Simple Treat

 February 26, 2014

Crêpes: A Sweet, Simple TreatOver the past couple of weeks, I have been almost snowbound, and I'm sick of it. I have gone out a few times: to the market, to get my nails done (a ridiculous, narcissistic vanity), to see...

Midwinter Meatloaf

 February 19, 2014

To paraphrase from Love Story, what can I say about a winter that simply won't go away?Last Wednesday I shoveled five different times, just to allow me to get from my front porch out to get my newspapers-and the same...

Splurge-Worthy Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

 February 12, 2014

There is almost nothing sweet about my pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. Oh, they're pretty enough, and I keep them clean inside and out, but when I look I find not one sugary something to meet my sweet tooth craving.This, of...

A Healthy Start

 February 5, 2014

Between the holidays and now (although the holidays are well behind us), there's been way too much food around me. I've been cooking quite a lot, including a bit of baking. Over the weekend, I made incredible oatmeal cookie sandwiches stuffed with a filling made...

A Versatile Stew

 January 29, 2014

I probably read 10 to 20 recipes a week, between two newspapers a day and some magazines. Then there are the cookbooks. (I really must stop buying cookbooks since I'm way out of shelf space and I don't want to be one of those people who have...

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