Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Dried Cranberries

Every holiday season, my grandmother (mom-mom) would make a big tub of these oatmeal cookies. John loved them so much, that mom-mom would make extra just for him – and when I say extra, I mean a huge bag. When she recently passed away, I made sure to find this recipe in her kitchen so that I continue to make…
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Spaghetti with Tomato and Kale

From reading previous posts, most of you may know that I am lucky enough to work just a few blocks away from the Union Square Greenmarket. And now, since the vendors are loaded with so many beautiful fruits and vegetables, I had to develop a recipe that captured the essence of summer produce in New York. Tomatoes were everywhere, but…
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Blueberry Galette

Kicking off the 4th of July holiday with a festive treat for our long weekend in Montauk. The blueberries at the farmers market in the city this week looked amazing – so wanted to make a sweet snack making them the star of the dish. I came across a recipe from Bon Appetit for a blueberry galette – and made…
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Spaghetti with Lemon

With spring finally (hopefully!) here, it’s time to make some lighter, more warm-weather friendly pastas. During a recent trip to Whole Foods, I purchased the Cooks Illustrated All-Time Best Pasta Recipes magazine – which is filled with some amazing recipes – one being this Spaghetti with Lemon. The dish features some of my favorite ingredients – lemon, Parmigiano Reggiano, basil…
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