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A Grand Seafood Feast for Valentine’s Day

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What are you doing for Valentine’s? We like to avoid the crowd and cook at home so I decided to treat my wonderful husband, Steve with a special dinner. Where better to find inspiration than the Amalfi Coast? I can close my eyes and picture the kitchen at Il Ritrovo where…

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Lemon and Rosemary Roast Chicken

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What is more comforting than a roast chicken? We never seem to tire of it.  I find that the simpler the preparation, the more beloved it is.  Here I flattened the chicken by cutting out the back and pressing it to lie flat in the pan.  This speeds up the…

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Beet, Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin

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How can you go wrong with beets and goat cheese?  It’s one of my favorite combos.   A long time ago I found this recipe and it was love at first bite.  It is stunning with the deep red beets, sparkling greens and white goat cheese.  That combination is amazing….

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A Twist to the Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

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What is it about Chicken Noodle Soup (CNS) that makes us instantly feel better? It’s warm, it’s comforting and it’s the best cure for whatever ails you: a cold, the flu, a bit down in the dumps and so on. Every culture seems to have a version of CNS but…

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Cranberry Cocktails 3 Ways

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Cranberry Cocktails Three Ways – How can you go wrong with a festive cranberry cocktail for holiday entertaining? I make this Cranberry Ginger Syrup and Steve has three different cocktails to make.We have no order of preference but with this syrup he can make a Cranberry Martini, a Cranberry Mimosa,…

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Coquito

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If you like Coconut like I do you must have Coquito on hand all year.  I know – it’s a Holiday thing in Puerto Rico but I fell in love with the first taste and refused to give it up.  It may small but it’s rich and flavorful, the perfect…

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