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Newly Added Recipes

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Pickle Brined Pork Chops

Pickle Brined Pork Chops
Pickle Brined Pork Chops makes excellent use of leftover bread & butter pickle juice and other seasonings to create a tasty brine marinade for bone-in pork chops.  While we favor sirloin cut chops, the recipe works fine with center cut pork chops too, just be sure to select pork chops of at least ½-inch thickness. …
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Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice

Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice
Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice uses Calabrian chilis for a savory, spicy element and sun-dried tomatoes add sweet balance with a bit of umami to this great side dish. Using an orange cauliflower, as pictured, adds even more color to this already colorful, flavor-packed dish.  With only six ingredients, Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice is easy to…
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Pumpkin and Rye Whiskey Pie

Pumpkin and Rye Whiskey Pie
Pumpkin and Rye Whiskey Pie adds rye whiskey’s spicy, fruity flavor notes to silky pumpkin pie, yielding a more adult but not boozy version of an old favorite.  American rye whisky, which must be made with at least 51% rye grain, is less sweet and with a lighter body than it’s more well-known cousin, bourbon,…
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Pork and Imitation Crab Stir Fry

Pork and Imitation Crab Stir Fry
Pork and Imitation Crab Stir Fry offers a great combination of land and sea proteins in a tasty and attractive stir fry. It is easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. You can use pork stew meat or boneless pork loin chops for the pork.  Imitation crab, sometimes referred to as krab, is not actually crab…
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Brandied Beef Tri Tip

Brandied Beef Tri Tip
Brandied Beef Tri Tip roast is a great way to make this cut of beef shine. Tri Tip, as it’s popularly known, comes from the bottom tip of the sirloin.  It derives its name from its triangle shape and that it is at the very bottom tip of the sirloin. Tri tip is rich in…
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Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce

Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce
The key to Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce is using the juices of the protein as an integral part of the sauce. A variety of meats lend themselves to rich and flavorful Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce. If you want to “do it up”, use filet mignon and a French cognac; for a weeknight dinner,…
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Korean Flanken Short Ribs

Korean Flanken Short Ribs
Korean Flanken Short Ribs makes great use of less-familiar flanken short ribs in a gochujang-forward marinade/sauce. This recipe utilizes the flanken style of short rib, a thin cut about 1/2-inch thick, which cuts across the rib bones, so each slice contains a few pieces of bone. This is a popular cut for short ribs for…
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Cod with Turmeric and Garam Masala

Cod with Turmeric and Garam Masala
Cod with Turmeric and Garam Masala offers a fresh and flavorful take on pan-fried cod fillets.  Turmeric brings a bright, golden color and garam masala contributes warm, deep, aromatic essence to this easy to prepare recipe without adding any spicy or hot element.  With its short preparation and cooking time, Cod with Turmeric and Garam…
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Lenten Recipes

For those of us who are of the Catholic faith, Lent has arrived.  A time for reflection and dietary restrictions, our Lenten recipes offer meal options for observant Catholics and others seeking delicious dishes to prepare and share.

Sicilian Style Cauliflower Pasta

Sicilian Style Cauliflower Pasta
Sicilian Style Cauliflower Pasta is real Sicilian home cooking, humble but with flavor and texture.  Vito’s Dad would make it, adding the pine nuts only on special occasions, always advising that the pinch of nutmeg was crucial to the flavor of the dish and he was right!  Use grated sheep or goat milk cheese for…
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Dirty Martini Pasta Sauce

Dirty Martini Pasta Sauce
Inspired by the dirty martini cocktail, Dirty Martini Pasta Sauce is luscious, rich and surprisingly simple to prepare. The shallot and garlic melt into the sauce and the gin and dry vermouth are reduced to their herbaceous essences yet not lost in the final thick, creamy sauce. Dirty Martini Pasta sauce pairs well with pasta…
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Dirty Cauliflower Rice

Dirty Cauliflower Rice
Dirty Cauliflower Rice is an easy to prepare side dish which uses just a few common ingredients and yields tasty results.  Dirty Cauliflower Rice is a versatile side dish with just enough flavor to be enjoyed on its own or serve as a tasty complement to a main course, especially fish and chicken.  We really…
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Thai Tuna Salad

Thai Tuna Salad
Goodbye boring tuna salad, hello Thai Tuna Salad!  Fridays during Lent will never be the same once you’ve had it.  Inspired by the fresh, bold flavors of Thai cuisine, as I’ve experienced and learned in cooking class in Thailand, Thai Tuna Salad takes tuna salad to a whole new level.  Serve Thai Tuna Salad with…
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Chili Crab Pasta Sauce

Chili Crab Pasta Sauce
Chili Crab Pasta Sauce is inspired by Chili Crab, the zesty Singapore favorite and one of the signature dishes of Singaporean cuisine. Our Chili Crab Pasta Sauce is just moderately hot; add an extra chili or two to turn up the heat. Chili Crab Pasta Sauce is best served over fettuccine, spaghetti or other long,…
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Sicilian Orange Salad

Sicilian Orange Salad
Beautiful Sicilian Orange Salad is very easy to prepare.  Its combination of flavors, which at first glance may seem improbable, hits all the perfect notes on your palate and evokes the bounty of sunny Sicily using just four ingredients.  It's a great appetizer or a different side dish for rich meats, such as Carnitas. Sicilian…
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Grilled Pasta alla Norma

Grilled Pasta alla Norma
Lush and smoky, Grilled Pasta alla Norma, is our take on this classic Sicilian dish, said to be a favorite of the 19th century composer Vincenzo Bellini and named for his greatest opera heroine.  Bellini was a native of Catania, Sicily as was Vito’s paternal grandmother.  Here we grill the eggplant, yielding a deep, smoky…
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Fettuccine Thai-fredo

Fettuccine Thai-fredo
Fettuccine Thai-fredo is a Thai-inspired take on classic Alfredo sauce.  Classic Thai ingredients combine in this fusion dish, which, like its Italian namesake, is very rich. The addition of Makrut lime leaves and fish sauce cut the strong flavor of the coconut milk just enough and reducing the sauce really brings all the flavors together. …
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Warm, hearty and wonderful…

Days are getting longer but temperatures are still cold and the weather inclement.  It’s time for comfort food! Our cooking adventure has moved inside, filling your home with mouth-watering aromas and delicious meals. Check out our stews, chilis, curries, and gumbos recipes and make something warm, hearty and wonderful as the cold days continue.

Beef Stew with a French Accent

Beef Stew with a French Accent
Beef Stew with a French Accent is savory and hearty.  Jolie Laide ("Pretty Ugly" in French or "beautiful despite its looks") in appearance, its complex flavors belie its humble, everyday ingredients and its ease of preparation.  The onion and garlic provide a flavor base for the beef and the thyme and bay leaves add subtle herbal…
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Pork Stew with Lentils, Celery and Shiitake Mushrooms

Pork Stew with Lentils, Celery and Shiitake Mushrooms
Pork Stew with Lentils, Celery and Shiitake Mushrooms is tasty and comforting. Humble pork and lentils receives a wonderful boost from often-overlooked celery and unexpected shiitake mushrooms.  Colorful and very aromatic celery leaves provide a beautiful and tasty finish for this delicious stew which will become a staple of your culinary repertoire from autumn through…
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Thai Meatballs in Red Curry

Thai Meatballs in Red Curry
Thai Meatballs in Red Curry combines moist seasoned pork and beef meatballs, full of Thai flavors, with a vegetable-filled red curry enriched with coconut cream.  Comforting and refreshing, this curry hits many of the right flavor notes of Thai cuisine.  Start with an appetizer of our Sicilian Orange Salad or our Wilted Arugula Salad, then…
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Yellow Curry with Shrimp and Tofu

Yellow Curry with Shrimp and Tofu
Yellow Curry with Shrimp and Tofu brings to mind the delicious seafood and coconut milk-based soups of Thailand.  Yellow curry powder brings its heady aroma, deep flavors and vibrant color to this curry without overwhelming the other ingredients.  The shrimp and tofu boost the protein content while the lime leaves, fish sauce and lemon juice…
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Cooking should be inspired and bring you joy.  Culinary inspiration can spring from many sources.  Childhood memories of family get-togethers and at-home meals, lovingly prepared. Travel, a particular favorite of mine, to places some familiar, some foreign and exotic.  Meals taken at great restaurants, neighborhood joints, stand-up only kiosks, boardwalk stands, drive-ins, and falling-down fishing shacks on beaches.  Holiday gatherings, small and large, with family, friends and strangers too.  We will share what inspires us and hope it will inspire you too.  Now it’s time to cook and eat at home!

So, let’s start with a few questions for you.  Are you already a home chef of modest ability who wants to expand and refresh their repertoire of recipes and kitchen techniques?  Are you a cooking novice for whom the kitchen represents uncharted territory, a terra incognita of untold dangers and as-yet imagined delights?  Are you a confident master of the kitchen who is looking for fresh ideas?  Are you perhaps a bit of all three?  You are in the right place! Now it’s time to cook and eat at home!