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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...

Cocktails
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...

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (you can do this in the microwave or use a double boiler)½ cup peppermint candy, crushed in a food processor or crushed in a Ziplock bag with a mallet4 oz. Peppermint Schnapps4 oz. Godiva Chocolate...

Hors D’Oeuvres
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...

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

How many of you grew up eating deviled eggs? To me, deviled eggs are all kinds of nostalgic and they bring back memories of growing up in Texas. This one-bite appetizer is decadent, but barely takes up any time in the kitchen. What's not to like?! As you're planning...

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

It might be fall, but there's still plenty of time to serve a cold soup as your starter! Since I'm still living out in Watermill, surrounded by so many gorgeous farm stands, I can't help but crave healthy dishes that showcase all of the raw local produce. I'm...

Entrées
Coconut Curry Spiced Red Snapper

Coconut Curry Spiced Red Snapper

Look at those colors! Have you ever heard the expression, "eat with your eyes?" That's what I was aiming for with this recipe. The bright colors of the fish, curry sauce, and fresh herbs complement each other to create a visually appealing dish that you just want to...

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...

Desserts
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...

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...

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