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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Rigatoni with Marinara Sauce and Ricotta

We make John’s Sauce on the regular, but every now and then I like to mix it up and try different versions of a marinara sauce. There are no onions or black pepper in this recipe, and the garlic cloves are removed after it toasts in the olive oil. Once the sauce was ready, I topped the pasta (I use…
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Olive Oil Cake

I never had olive oil cake until I moved to Brooklyn, first tasting it at one of our favorite sandwich spots, Court Street Grocers. I was immediately hooked and needed to learn how to make it myself. My first attempt making the cake last Easter was unfortunately not a success. The cake was super oily and the center had slightly…
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