The Best Meatball Recipe from It Ain’t Sauce It’s Gravy

January 29, 2015
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I hope you are hungry because today we are talking meatballs. Let me first tell you that I am a meatball snob. I very rarely order them at a restaurant. Back in the summer I had the opportunity to go to a wonderful media dinner at Martorano’s in Atlantic City.  Boy, does Steve Martorano know how […]

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Orzo Egg Drop Soup

January 21, 2015
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I was a really odd child. I liked going to school and there were years where I did not miss a single day.  I loved getting the perfect attendance award in sixth grade.  That’s what you call a really nerdy twelve-year old, right? Considering we didn’t have cable TV, there were no reality TV shows, no cell phones […]

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Easy Ten Minute Wonton Soup

January 14, 2015
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Raise your hand if you like making new year resolutions. I don’t think many hands are raised. My hands are right on my computer keyboard.  I think new year resolutions stink. And if you really want my opinion, I think having January 1st as the first day of the year is not as good idea. Who wants to start the […]

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Brick Chicken Quarters

January 8, 2015
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It seems the latest restaurant rage is chicken under a brick. We went to several restaurants during a recent NYC trip and there was some sort of brick chicken on the menu. Brick chicken is exactly as it sounds. The chicken is flattened by deboning part of it and cooked under a brick.  The skin is […]

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Happy Holidays and NYC Fun and Food!

December 31, 2014
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I hope everyone had a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! Can you believe the new year starts tomorrow? My family and I have been enjoying this holiday week with plenty of fun and food. It started right before Christmas, when my neighbor came over to teach me how to make pierogi. We hand rolled out […]

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Buttermilk Waffles With Warm Spiced Apples plus #Giveaway!

December 16, 2014
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During the holiday season, I love to cook big breakfasts. Christmas morning is spent with our family in new pajamas, opening some gifts and having a nice lazy breakfast together. I typically make one savory egg dish and one sweet dish. My family loves waffles and my son cannot get enough of them.  So I created this breakfast and made it […]

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Caprese Chicken Cutlets

December 9, 2014

We are not even in the midst of winter but  the evenings are already cold and dark. When this happens I feel like I have to eat food that reminds me that summer will be here again. Salads are great for lunch but they just don’t cut it when it comes to a main course […]

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Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

December 4, 2014
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The new 47th  Pillsbury Bake Off Winner is Beth Royals! I am so excited for Beth and her family.  She is creative, a great cook and so kind. I was lucky (thank you Lisa Keys!) to be in the studio audience of The Chew yesterday with several other friends from Cooking Contest Central. This is a cooking […]

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Concord Grape Sorbet

November 12, 2014
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A few weeks ago, I got a wonderful surprise in the mail. It was a new KitchenAid Diamond blender. I had various smoothie recipes to try and couldn’t wait to use my new kitchen toy. But then I went out to dinner last week and this happened. I was at a restaurant where they had a […]

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Apple Ricotta and Almond Galette

October 31, 2014
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I’ve seen many pumpkin recipes around the internet lately but I am going to be a rebel and wait until next month to show off my pumpkin recipes. Today it’s all about apples. And apple butter with ricotta and almonds. Can you think of a more delicious combination? This is the ultimate fall dessert. I […]

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