Mac and Cheese

Sep 8, 2011 by

I never thought when I started this blog, I would ever have a Mac and Cheese recipe on it.  I didn’t grow up on Mac and Cheese,...

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Re-creating Nesselrode Bula Ic...

Aug 13, 2011 by

I was in the mood to make ice cream, but I wanted to make something special.  I tried to think back to the best ice cream I ever...

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Butternut Squash Soup

Jul 15, 2011 by

I’ve made this soup many times.  My older daughter came down with a cold and was craving it.  I asked her if she was sure she...

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Lucky’s Cafe – Cle...

Jul 11, 2011 by

It’s been 2 weeks since my last post.  I’ve been out of town and just returned, spending the last 2 weeks in Cleveland,...

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Raspberry Clafoutis

Jun 22, 2011 by

Clafoutis is the quintessential French dessert.  I would say the texture is similar to custard, yet the flour makes it kind of...

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Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage...

Jun 16, 2011 by

You gotta like Rapini to like this dish.  Rapini is a bitter vegetable resembling broccoli, but it is more related to the turnip. ...

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Fast and Easy Hummus

Jun 10, 2011 by

Hummus makes a nice dip that can be eaten with Pita bread, vegetables or as a side dish with middle eastern food. Have you ever...

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Arancini

Jun 3, 2011 by

What to do with leftover Risotto?  Arancini is your answer.  Arancini are basically rice balls that are stuffed, breaded and fried. ...

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Saltimbocca Romana

May 25, 2011 by

Saltimbocca is a classic dish found throughout Italy.  It’s traditionally made with veal, but can also be made with chicken...

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Banana Cream

May 18, 2011 by

This is a quick and simple dessert recipe you can make with your children.  In fact, it comes from a children’s cookbook.  The...

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Microplane Graters/Zester

May 16, 2011 by

I’ve been thinking about all the kitchen tools that I find indispensable, and wanted to share them with Gourmetcentric...

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Fennel Gratin

May 11, 2011 by

I was asked to bring this dish to a party,  after making it a couple of times for guests.  It got rave reviews so I’ve decided...

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French Fries Cooked in Duck Fa...

May 6, 2011 by

Okay, so I still have lots of duck fat left in my freezer and I need to make room for more food.  But I also want to make something...

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Gianduja (Chocolate-Hazelnut S...

May 3, 2011 by

I came across this recipe in “La Cucina Italiana” magazine.  I’ve had the page of the recipe folded over for 4...

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Grits and Eggs with a twist

Apr 29, 2011 by

Sometimes you’ve gotta go back to the basics for a little southern comfort.  This grits recipe is a hearty dish that...

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Pasta with Butter and Sage

Apr 28, 2011 by

This is a quick, classic pasta sauce that goes well with just about any pasta, ravioli or gnocchi.  The fragrant sage along with the...

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