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Blackberry Pie Galette

Slice of Blackberry Pie Gazette

In Case You’re in the Mood to Bake a Pie! When it comes to baking, I know that homemade pie crusts can be daunting. I fully understand why the ease of buying a ready made pie crust is appealing. But in my very personal opinion, there is simply no point in baking a pie if […]

Bacon-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms On Bitter Greens

Talk About a Great Main Course Salad Meal! Lots of bacon. That’s what happened here. I started out by cooking 10 slices of bacon, but I wasn’t sure I’d use all of it. Really? Who was I kidding? It ended up being the perfect amount of bacon. No big surprise there. I haven’t made stuffed […]

Charred Shishito Peppers with Anchovy Cream

How Good are These Blistered Peppers When Paired with a Warm Anchovy Cream Dipping Sauce? Very Very Good. By now, many of us have enjoyed charred shishito peppers that are served with a little drizzled olive oil and salt. I love them and could easily eat them weekly. There’s something about holding onto the stems […]

Roasted Radicchio, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

Quickly Broiled Radicchio Wedges are a Surprise Ingredient! I’ve been making a lot of winter salads lately. The apples and pears are so good now. But it’s the citrus I love most. No surprise there for my followers. And of course citrus and beets are a classic combination for a reason. The acid in oranges […]

Persimmon and Asian Pear Upside Down Cake

How About Trying Persimmons in Your Next Upside Down Cake? I was so happy to run into Fuyu persimmons on my latest grocery run. These are the persimmons that don’t need to be ripened as fully as Hichaya persimmons in order to become edible and delicious. I usually use them in salads or simply eat […]

Citrus and Zucchini Confit

A New Way to Enjoy My Favorite Citrus! One of my greatest joys, amongst many, of my recent move north, is the discovery of a sensational grocery store. In fact, I’ve never seen anything like it. One of the outstanding departments is the produce section. It is humongous, with a much larger selection than I’ve […]

Manchego and Pimentón Potatoes Au Gratin

What a Beautiful Combination of Flavors! Well folks, this will be my last post for a couple of weeks. I’m in the midst of a big move and won’t be doing much cooking. After 40+ years of living in Florida, I’ve decided to move to Pennsylvania, where I’ll get to experience all 4 seasons again. […]

Peach and Tomato Salad with Ricotta

This is the Perfect Way to Enjoy the Last Great Peaches of Summer. I know I’ve recently posted a couple recipes using peaches or nectarines, but while I’m still able to get some good ones at the market, I have to share this one with you, too. I eat a lot of fruit and regularly […]

Cantaloupe with Peanut Dukkah

How About a Simple and Unique Summer Melon Salad? I love eating and serving a simple melon salad with my meals in summer. I can’t think of anything more refreshing and satisfying. If you’ve got a good melon, you really don’t need to do a lot to it in order for it to be delicious. […]

Easiest Baked Custard – 3 Ways

Whether It Be Simple or Elegant, It’s Definitely Irresistible. I’m a custard nut. I love it in most all of its variations. But I’m particular about what I want when I’m in the mood for a simple bowl of chilled baked custard. I like the consistency to be soft and lightly set. I don’t want […]