Category Archives: Let's Talk Recipes

Round 1: Tomato Sauce with Tuttorosso Tomatoes

When I gather ingredients for an Italian-American recipe I go with what I know: fresh basil, fresh garlic, real celery, real onions and fresh ground pepper, to name a few. One of the most important ingredients in many Italian-American recipes I … Continue reading

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Tollhouse Cookies: Uncle Chester Is Coming!

My Uncle Chester loves sweets, particularly cookies. And he and my Aunt Shirley are driving in from Ohio to share Thanksgiving at our home this year. To celebrate their imminent arrival I fired up the oven and made some homemade … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Baked Risotto with Bacon and Peas

The April 2012 issue of Oprah’s magazine included an easy, yet tasty recipe for baked risotto. Now, if you have a born-in-Italy friend like my girlfriend Anna, she’d tell you that an oven-baked risotto is no risotto at all. I … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Grilled Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

I saw this grilled potato salad recipe in the July 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and I couldn’t resist. I mean, a potato salad that doesn’t use mayo sounded a little odd to me until I read “blue cheese!” … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: BLT in a Bowl a New Family Fave!

My new recipe cooking frenzy continues! At my house I cook for three people beside myself. Neither my husband Mike nor my two young adult children Max and Tory live a Weight Watchers (WW) lifestyle per se. They are all … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Lemon-Feta Chicken Breast

I am a charter subscriber to People magazine. We all have a guilty pleasure or two in our lives and mine is my weekly “fix” of all that is famous: people, places, trends and things. I look forward to my copy … Continue reading

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Grilled Scallops Wrapped in Bacon: So Easy! So Yummy!

Whenever my husband and I see scallops wrapped in bacon on a restaurant’s menu we order the dish. And we savor every bite! The salty bacon and the sweet scallops are a perfect marriage. And frankly, how many perfect marriages … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Skinny Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Having cooked, eaten and judged (oh yes, and we can be harsh) three new recipes from a recent People magazine, I was on a new recipe roll. My family commented that I even introduced more winners (2) than losers (1) … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Pasta Cacio E Pepe: A High WW Points Hit!

Three recipes from the May 21st issue of People magazine caught my eye. I’ve already made Ingrid Hoffmann’s Tangy Tomatillo Shrimp to rave reviews from my young adult critical eaters and Andrew Zimmern’s prosciutto fontina gougeres. Only one recipe remained: … Continue reading

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Andrew Zimmern’s Prosciutto & Fontina Gougeres: Nope

Our family loves Italian and Italian-inspired food so when I saw this recipe in the May 21st issue of People magazine I had to make it.  Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” gets credit for the recipe. I can … Continue reading

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