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Nina’s Bruschetta Chicken Thighs

By on April 14, 2018

Here’s a great one re-created from a lovely dinner party courtesy Nina and Hank.   It’s exactly what you would think, and so nice – bruschetta toppings sautéed together with crispy skinned chicken thighs atop.

S&P chicken thighs, olive oil into pan.  Skin side down for 5 mins or so…


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Family Meal

Seared Venison over Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragu

By on March 28, 2018

Can never pass up venison on a menu, and thanks to S’s colleague from work I’ve landed a loin to cook up at home.  A light slick of olive oil, some S&P, garlic powder and chopped rosemary is all.  It’s a lean cut, a quick sear on each side…


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Appies Holiday Meal

Night of the Seven Fishes- Dish One

By on December 31, 2017

For a number of years we’ve threatened to trot out the seven fishes for Christmas Eve, and this year we made it happen.  Here’s dish numero uno – deviled eggs with salmon roe and a home-made purple fingerling potato chip.  The chips were fun and easy-

Sliced very thin on…


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Dinner party Family Meal

NYC Greek Night Menu

By on November 26, 2017

Here’s our family dinner menu the night before Thanksgiving.  The dips were a hit….


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Family Meal

Tomato Soup Comfort

By on October 10, 2017

A plate and bowl of warm comfort headed your way.  And surprisingly easy as a quick weeknight meal.  For the soup, chop up a medium onion, lightly sauté in some decent olive oil with some S&P and a tablespoon of sugar.  Deglaze with a good slug of white wine….


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Appies Salad Course

Roasted Marrow Bones with Herb Salad

By on September 23, 2017

This is one of those awesome dishes you only seem to see out at restaurants, but it’s pretty easy and quick for home service.  First, soak those bones in some salted water for a few hours.  Prep but don’t dress the herb salad – wash your herbs, slice shallots,…


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Brunch Side dish Summer Meal

Goat Cheese and Zucchini Tartlets

By on September 17, 2017

These were fun and good, inspired by Ina Garten – click here for her recipe.  I did them in mini-tart pans rather than as one big tart.  Once you get the pastry dough into the tart pans, pop them back in the fridge for a while before loading up with…


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Appies

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

By on September 9, 2017

So this happens when there’s not enough leftover chicken to actually make a meal.  Well-diced chicken, minced yellow onion and celery.  Chopped fresh oregano and pickled jalapeño.  Folded well into whipped cream cheese, and some crumbled blue cheese if you like.  Then hit it with the Franks, and maybe…


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Brunch

Challah French Toast

By on September 2, 2017

Thick Challah slices, cut and left to dry a bit.   Two eggs per slice, maybe an extra or two beaten in a large bowl.  A light pour of milk or cream, a touch of vanilla.  And a squeeze of agave nectar.   Perhaps some orange zest and a…


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Family Meal

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Lemon and Fresh Oregano

By on August 3, 2017

Served these as like a gyro-thing.  In a warmed pita half with chunks of feta, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion and shredded lettuce.  All topped with a nice garlicy tzatziki…

Pounded out the cutlets nice and thin, hit with S&P, garlic powder and some light olive oil.   Onto super…

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