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Crostini with Herbed Ricotta and Candied Kumquats

Crostini with Herbed Ricotta and Candied Kumquats

Crostini originated when poor Italian peasants used bread to eat their food off of instead of plates, because they didn't have any! It was often stale and had to be soaked in a liquid to make it edible. Today, you can find crostini around the world, served as small...

Kumquat Bellini

Kumquat Bellini

Kumquats are a seasonal fall and winter fruit but many of us never use them in cooking! What do you do with them anyway?  I’ve developed these recipes that I know you’ll love. This grape-sized fruit is in the citrus family.  They have a hint of sweetness. You can eat...

Manhattan with Spiced Brandied Cherries

Manhattan with Spiced Brandied Cherries

On a cold winter night, what could be better than sitting by the fire drinking a Manhattan with spiced brandied cherries? My hubby and I love classic cocktails, but of course I put in a twist by making my own brandied cherries. You can of course go buy some, but I...

Parmesan Polenta

Parmesan Polenta

  Parmesan Polenta 3½ cups chicken or vegetable stock1 bay leafSaltFreshly ground black pepper1 cup polenta4 tablespoons unsalted butter½ cup grated ParmesanChives, finely chopped for garnish In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the stock with the bay...

Blood Orange Mint Sorbet

Blood Orange Mint Sorbet

    Blood Orange Mint Sorbet Zest from 1 orange Zest from 1 lemon ¼ cup honey ¾ cup sugar 2 sprigs fresh mint 2 cups water Juice from 3 blood oranges Juice from 1 orange Juice from 1 lemon Place the orange and lemon zest, honey, sugar, mint, and water in a...

Strawberry Risotto

Strawberry Risotto

  Strawberry Risotto 2 cups chicken stock2 unsalted butter½ yellow onion, finely chopped½ cup arborio rice½ cup Nicole Miller Rosé Wine½ cup mashed strawberries2 tablespoons heavy creamSaltFreshly ground white pepperFresh basil leaves Pour the stock into a pot...

Cappuccino Mousse

Cappuccino Mousse

  Cappuccino Mousse 1½ cups whipping cream4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature½ pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped4 teaspoons instant espresso powder⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar¼ cup sugar¾ teaspoon vanilla extractUnsweetened whipped cream, as optional...

Branzino Provençal in Parchment

Branzino Provençal in Parchment

Branzino Provençal in Parchment 6 Branzino filets (1/2 pound each), skin on, trimmed, and pin bones removed Or 3 whole fish about a pound each. Ask your fish monger to clean 6 sprigs fresh rosemary, sprigs removed and chopped 3 cups fresh fennel, sliced into thin...

Coconut Magic Bars

Coconut Magic Bars

  Coconut Magic Bars 8 tablespoons (1 stick)  unsalted butter1½ cups coarse graham cracker crumbs, preferably low-fat1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, skim or low fat6 ounces (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips1 3 ½-ounce can sweetened flaked coconut1 cup (4...

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