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Make Mine Macaroons

Chewy, coconut macaroons go with spring, Easter, Passover and a glass of cold milk! They are a snap to make, a real non-fussy cookie that looks and tastes like a million. And best of all, everyone can enjoy them because they are gluten free! Don’t confuse these with…

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are a sure sign that spring and Easter is upon us. They are a great way to kick off Easter Sunday and are very easy to make. Here is a great recipe and the dough can also be used to make cinnamon rolls or almond paste braided breads. These can be made ahead…

Tender to The Bone

Oh those dried out pork chops! Never again. Try this method of reverse searing for great flavor and caramelization. For two center cut bone-in chops, combine 2 Tablespoons sugar and 2 Tablespoons fine sea salt. Mix and rub well into both sides of chops. Refrigerate on a …

What’s In Your Freezer?

Sometimes surprise is nice; like this shrimp and whole wheat pasta dish. Found the shrimp way back in the freezer; had a couple of lemons that needed to go and some scallions, so I made this light tasting dish with the help of garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For best f…

Lentils for Great Winter Eating!

Lentils are part of the cuisine of the landlocked region of Umbria and the most famous are the creamy lentils of Castelluccio, grown on the plains near the Sibillini mountains. This tender pulse retains its shape in cooking and requires no presoaking. Lentils lend a nutty…