Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Resolution Chicken Piccata

Here is my lighter version of Chicken Piccata without the butter and flour.  It’s light and flavorful and finished in about 10 minutes. Serves 4 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, split horizontally and pounded thin Salt and pepper 1 t. … Continue reading

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Cava and Rose Cocktail

This is a lovely, festive champagne cocktail for any holiday party. I came back from San Francisco with some wonderful dried rosebuds that I bought in a tea shop in Chinatown.  They make the most delicately fragranced tea.  I love … Continue reading

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You say Porketta I say Porchetta

Porchetta is basically an Italian pork roast.  But it’s not just any old pork roast.  It’s the Madonna of pork roast.  It falls apart at the touch of a fork, it’s mouth-watering, with just a hint of spice.  A true … Continue reading

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Sea Salt Caramels

‘Tis the season for homemade gifts.  Although, these are pretty yummy, so you may find yourself keeping them rather than giving them away.  One batch makes about 32 caramels, so plan on making a batch for every two to three … Continue reading

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Crown Roast of Pork

Here is a stunning main course for your next party.  A crown roast looks incredible and tastes terrific.  Ask your butcher to prepare the meat for you so all you have to do is roast it.  I used to smirk … Continue reading

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Mini Gnome Habitat Terrarium

These adorable little terrariums make a terrific, unusual gift for your child’s teacher, neighbors, or special friends.  It’s an easy and relatively inexpensive project you can do together.  Most of the items like the mushrooms and trees come in packages … Continue reading

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Raspberry Jammies

We kicked around names for these cookies for a while.  Jam Pockets was a top contender.  Raspberry Ravioli, or Raspioli were other choices.  I went with Raspberry Jammies when my brother-in-law said, “they ARE pretty comforting”.  The best thing about … Continue reading

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