Raspberry Tiramisu

My version.  I used whipped cream on the top and almond extract in the raspberry cream.

Fresh Nectarine and Cucumber Salad

Clean and juicy, this sweet and savory salad accompanies any main entree and even serves as a lovely refreshing lunch. Wash the nectarines, cucumber and cilantro in cold water and dry.  Peel totally or partially your cucumber depending on how bitter the skin is, or whatever is your preference.  Medium dice your cucumber and nectarines….

Marsala Glazed Chicken Theighs

These succulent chicken theighs have a crisp skin and juicy tender meat.  Sweet and salty these are sure to please and are wonderful cold the next day. In a small sauce pan saute your shallots in butter.  When they are soft add your Marsala wine, brown sugar, salt, pepper.  Reduce to half.  Set aside for…

Lemony Farfalle with Seared New York Steak

This dish is a balance of cold pasta and hot steak,    zesty lemon and fresh cilantro, comforting farfalle pasta and herbaceous arugula. Cook your farfalle in salted boiling water, drain, drizzle olive oil and toss.  Refrigerate. Wash and set aside arugula and roughly chopped, destemmed cilantro. Let your steaks rest out of the fridge…

Monkfish in Shallots and White Wine

Monkfish is wonderful and very flexible.  I’ve prepared it a few ways because of it’s versatility. Here,  I cut it into medallions.  In a skillet, sauté your finely diced shallots and garlic in butter until soft.  Add your medallions of monk fish around the pan, paying attention not to overcrowd. Do the monkfish in batches…

Creamy Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

Creamy and garlicky, this dish is a family favorite.  It starts with finely diced onion and garlic.  In butter sauté your onion and garlic until soft.  Add your flour and whisk until all is blended.  Now you’ve made a roux.  Before it gets brown, add cream slowly and whisk until you have a smooth creamy…

Beautiful Apple Pie

Everybody has a crust recipe and it’s one of those fussy things but with a few simple rules, it can be prize worthy both for taste and beauty.  This pie is made with vodka instead of water.  This evaporates and leaves a lovely flakey crust.  Also the butter must be cold and blended into pea…

Basil& Fresh Mozzerella Burger

Follow the Perfect Basic Burger  recipe and add sliced fresh mozzerella, whole basil leaves, thinly sliced tomato slices and thinly sliced onion.  When you grill your patties and oregano.  

Perfect Basic Burger

  The perfect burger has a fantastic beef flavor, a hold-it-all-together fresh bun, is juicy and has whatever toppings you use to create a themed burger like, Tavern, 4th of July, Southwestern, mushroom & swiss, basil & fresh mozzerella or anything you can dream up. I’ve been on the search for the perfect basic burger…

Autumn Harvest Soup

Fall, autumn vegetables, cool days and warm blankets.  Soup summons comfort and happiness not only for our palates and stomachs but also for our soul. Butternut squash is a slippery devil to peel, but go ahead and peel, seed and cube the whole thing.  Peel and chop in similar sizes your carrot, potato, apple and…

Lobster Roll

Firstly, buy too many live lobster and have a lobster dinner.  Put the extra cooked lobster in the fridge overnight. Next day bonus lobster!  Shell your lovely lobster making sure there are no bits of shell.  Clean and slice green onion and wedge your lemons cutting out the vein at the center, which releases the…

House Bolognese

First stitch kitchen gauze into a 4″ x 4″ or so pouch, leaving one side open in which to add your pickling spice.  Sew the open side closed and set aside. In a large dutch oven, brown your beef in olive oil.  Season this with salt and pepper.  Remove your beef and now sauté your…