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Most grocers now devote an entire aisle to prepared pasta sauce.  Jarred sauces are great in a pinch (this is my go-to), but there’s something fresh and special about a simple sauce you make at home.  With a handful of ingredients, you can very easily pull together this vodka sauce … Read More

For some, homemade guacamole is made with one scoop of guacamole, one quart of serving bowl, and a four-hand grip of tortilla chips. Step 1: dip and devour.

Creative types show us new and better ways to heighten this party essential without abandoning the charm.  Two of my favorite additions, championed … Read More

Summer is almost here and we’ll all be busy grilling. We desperately need a cool side dish that delivers do-ahead service, stands up on buffet tables, avoids spoilage risk (hit the road mayo), and doesn’t threaten those swimsuit physiques (you too pasta salad). 

Both recipes, inspired by two well-respected chefs, relying on … Read More

Today, we salute the groundhog with a ground chicken Mediterranean wrap. What, you want pork balls? We are big fans of ground proteins mixed with herbs and seasonings because they are forgiving recipes that pack big flavor for low cost.  This same recipe would work just as well with lamb … Read More

Why apple custard tart? Because this one is thrown together in minutes and gives big ‘oohs’ for the holidays.

If there ever was a crunchtime…  Stacks of stacks printed out, torn out recipes that once were Christmas hopefuls until the wrapping devil bitchslapped the week – wasn’t that one of the … Read More

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