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February 12, 2017 | Recipes
Warm Chocolate Cakes
As Valentine's Day approaches, you might want to start planning a seduction. That's where these little chocolate cakes fit in. You might want this recipe for a sweet that is easy but impressive, romantic but deceptively unfussy. Like me, you might plan to dazzle a loved one, a longtime companion or a new, not yet committed fling with something special; but, I would never recommend sweating over a hot stove to do so.
June 28, 2016 | Favorites
Orange Fruit Soup
As I confessed in my memoir, Insatiable: Tales from a life of Delicious Excess, dinner and dancing were my drugs of choice…that’s why I am able to remember the Seventies so vividly.
March 10, 2016 | Favorites
Healthy-ish Donuts for Teddy by Lauren Bloomberg
I love donuts and grew up hanging out at my local Dunkin's. My three-year-old Teddy, on the other hand, is fairly new to the donut game and he's already obsessed. This recipe has everything that I'm into as a mom: it's a treat, but not as unhealthy/sugary/processed as the store bought stuff. And, I think, more delish. I ate half the yield...
January 21, 2016 | Favorites
Warming Winter Soup by Lauren Bloomberg
This soup was created in a refrigerator/pantry cleaning effort. Feel free to swap what you have at home. Vegetarian? Go for veggie stock. Want to use up the last onion? Let it take the place of the leek and shallot. I never remember to soak beans overnight but please, if you're the organized type, do so.
October 13, 2015 | Favorites
I suggest serving this jam with goat cheese and crackers. Or center a small round of brie on a sheet of phyllo dough, pour half a jar of this jam on it and close. Bake it and serve warm in delightfully messy wedges
October 6, 2015 | Favorites
Bacon and Baby Kale-Stuffed Pork Roast
With the world’s easiest pan gravy and a few small flourishes, this stuffed pork dish is perfect for entertaining. The bacon in the stuffing adds smokiness and the pomegranate seed garnish gives a pop of bright sweetness for the perfect balance of flavors. I seal the seam with toothpicks and cook everything in one pan.
August 24, 2015 | Favorites
Pucker Up, Squash!
Conquer your zucchini before it conquers you...
May 28, 2015 | Favorites
Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad
Growing up in Virginia, summer barbeques were serious business and potato salad seemed to adorn every table. However, I always worried that mayonnaise sitting out in the hot southern sun might make people ill. This roasted summer salad with a light lemon caper vinaigrette is the perfect solution...
December 30, 2013 | Favorites
A Winter Soup That Stretches
A hearty vegetable soup with holiday feasting leftovers: If you don’t have a turkey, buy some chicken wings...
September 16, 2013 | Favorites
Shrimp Mango Seviche by Penny Drue Baird
Penny Drue Baird served a tangy toss of mango and cooked shrimp in precious martini glasses at a birthday dinner for women friends