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Tuesday
Feb102015

Strawberries Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese

If you're like me, most of the time for Valentine's I prefer to stay home and prepare a nice dinner myself. And it's not just because Valentine's Day is notorious for being a bad night to go out, but it's nice to make something a little more luxurious than normal and break out some of the great wine we have at home. So if you are one of those people who are going to make a Valentine's dinner yourself, maybe the dinner is work enough for you and you don't want to labor over a complicated dessert. These easy stuffed strawberries are quick and simple to fix and go great with a glass of champagne.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Tuesday
Jan272015

Sara Jenkins' Italian Porchetta

 

What do you do when you miss a dish that you can get in Italy but doesn't exist here? If you're Chef Sara Jenkins, you open your own storefront and start making and selling that dish. That's how Porchetta was born, a tiny storefront in the East Village in New York City that sells heavenly servings of porchetta, a pork dish that is found all over central Italy.  In Rome, it's sold frequently on the street in food carts.  It's pork that is stuffed with herbs, slow roasted and piled high on a bun.  And it's outrageously delicious.

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Tuesday
Jan062015

Winter Caprese Salad

Have you ever wanted to fix a Caprese Salad during the winter months but didn't, because you knew it just wasn't going to be any good with bland, anemic winter tomatoes?  Well, if you use this method you can have a tasty Winter Caprese Salad.  The secret is to slow roast the tomatoes, removing the moisture from them and concentrating the flavor.  You get a very intense tasting tomato out of a mediocre winter tomato.

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