Flounder with Mint-Lemon Gremolata

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Gremolata might sound like a fancy word but it’s really just a mixture of a few ingredients and it brightens up just about anything it’s paired with, especially braised meats which tend to be heavy (eg. you usually see it served with osso buco). Traditional gremolata is a mixture of minced parsley, lemon rind and garlic. It’s a really yummy combo, but sometimes I like to replace the parsley with mint since it also complements fish nicely. I’ve tried making this in a food processor, but I find ...

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Poached peaches with rosemary

Rosemary-Vanilla Poached Peaches

Today’s the last day in August, but I didn’t want to miss a chance to still celebrate National Peach Month! I LOVE fresh peaches and my first inclination was to make a peach pie – my favorite flavor – but I certainly could not have been trusted with a whole pie in the house. Instead,…

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Cilantro Cobia

Spicy Cilantro-Jalapeno Cobia

Several years ago my husband and I were fishing offshore and I nabbed my first Cobia!  After hooking it I actually thought it was a shark because it looked surprisingly like one and was fighting pretty hard. Luckily, it wasn’t. When I finally pulled that big fish into the boat, things were just a little…

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beet salad with miso

Golden & Chiogga Beet Salad with Miso

I love beets and am always looking for new ways to incorporate them into our menus. Fortunately, my better half likes them, so that makes life much more wonderful. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how good beets are for you but, as a reminder, they’re full of potassium, fiber and folic acid…

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Baby Eggplants with Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper

It’s fun to try new things, which is why I was so excited to spot these beautiful baby eggplants at the farmer’s market! I’ve never cooked them before, so I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen. Unfortunately, inspiration didn’t hit me immediately, so I left them on the counter for a few days and…

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lemon ginger icebox cake

Lemon Ginger Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes, also known as refrigerator cakes, are simply layers of cookies and whipped cream (or pudding) that, when chilled, transform into a cake-like dessert that’s just heavenly.  Basically, the crunchy cookies absorb the moisture of the filling, making them soft and deliciously flavorful. Truth be told, it’s hard not to go back for a second helping….

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Baked Cod

Buttery New England Baked Cod

Baked Cod topped with buttery Ritz crackers and fresh lemon juice is one of the quintessential dishes of New England and it’s one of my favorites, for sure. It’s especially yummy on a chilly or damp evening, and it’s also an escape from all those grilled and healthily prepared dishes we try to eat most…

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