Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone, and especially to my two precious daughters! This photo was taken on Easter, 1985. When the girls were little, I always made a lamb cake for them. Actually, they still like the lamb cake, and they’re not so little anymore! Here is the recipe I always used: Easter Lamb Cake 1 package […]

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What Did Daniel Webster Eat?

The Union Oyster House in Boston, Massachusetts is America’s oldest restaurant and a designated National Historic Landmark. Its doors have been open since 1826, and surprisingly, has only been owned and operated by four families. Many historic figures frequented the classic semicircular oyster bar that is still the heart of the building. The great orator […]

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Marlon Brando Lived Here

Here is a photo of my hometown, Libertyville, Illinois. If you walked straight ahead eventually you would come to the Liberty Theatre, where Marlon Brando was employed as an usher while still in high school. He was one of several famous people to come out of our small town, but most will say he was […]

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Food Fight! (without Belushi)

What’s more fun than watching John Belushi scream “Food Fight!!” in the movie Animal House? Or how about food fun without the calories? The answer is a serious food game for your next party, called “Foodie Fight: A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers.” If you scour gourmet magazines looking for the next new recipe […]

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Noel and the Arroz Con Pollo

One of my fondest memories is when a young man, Noel, from Cuba came to live with our family back in the late 1950’s. My father was a lay minister for our church, and every year the church would sponsor an individual or family from a foreign country, with the hope of offering a new […]

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Sunday’s Recipe: Basil Cream Sauce for Pasta

If you have some bottled or homemade pesto in your refrigerator, make this sauce and toss with some pasta.  It’s heavenly! Basil Cream Sauce 1/4 cup white wine2 cups heavy cream3 Tablespoons prepared pesto, homemade* or bottled1-2 cloves minced garlicSalt and freshly ground pepper to tasteHot, cooked pasta (great with fettuccine, linguine, angel hair, or […]

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Saturday’s Recipe: Springtime Pea and Peanut Salad

 Here is a refreshing pea salad for Spring with lots of crunch and color!  It’s great served with a ham. Pea and Peanut Salad 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed and drained 1 can (7 or 8 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1/2 cup chopped crispy-cooked bacon 1/2 cup roasted peanuts (or cashews can be substituted) […]

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The Store In Amagansett

My Bert Greene obsession continues.  If  you read one of my earlier blogs about Bert, you know I adore him and his recipes.  His first cookbook from 1974 is “The Store Cookbook,” written with Denis Vaughn.  The cookbook began as cocktail small talk on a summer afternoon in Long Island. Wouldn’t it be great to […]

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