Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

This is a ridiculous name for a yummy cocktail — a Flirtini. I found it on my current addiction, Pinterest. But, I think people won’t drink it if it has such a silly name. So, I hereby change the name to Raspberry Champagne Cocktail . . . BUT that is just temporary. Please send more […]

Gorgonzola Polenta

It is incredibly presumptuous of me to think I can improve on a Zuni Cafe recipe, I know. But I’ve made this delicious recipe twice — once, exactly as the Zuni recipe — with water. And the second time I used chicken broth. Both were spectacular, but I think the chicken broth version was a […]

Balsamic Chicken Wings

This is from one of my favorite cooking shows — Chuck’s Day Off. I love all his recipes, but since I’m a chicken wing (and turkey wing) fanatic, I couldn’t resist. INGREDIENTS 18 chicken wings 1 cup/250ml honey 1 cup/250ml brown sugar 1 cup/250ml balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons/30ml peeled and grated fresh ginger 2 cloves […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Raviolis with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Super easy to make and as delicious as any I’ve ever had in a restaurant. I roasted the squash in the morning, and then pureed it, cooked the filling, filled the raviolis, cooked them and the sauce in about 30 minutes. Ingredients 9 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 cup roasted butternut squash puree […]

Cranberry Orange Tea Bread

1/2 cup pecans or walnuts 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon orange zest, finely minced 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 large egg, well beaten 3/4 cup freshly squeezed […]

My Favorite Mac and Cheese

This is a Martha Stewart recipe that was a regular Mark and Tony recipe until their big diet, that I adapted a little and made for Mom’s birthday because Mark told me she loved it, only to discover on her birthday that she DIDN’T like it, but now she does . . . confused? So […]