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French in a Flash: Saffron Lobster Tea Sandwiches

RECIPE: Saffron Lobster Tea Sandwiches

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There’s a tea house in Paris called Ladurée. Maybe you’ve been there. You probably have because it’s nearly impossible to make it out of Paris without being stopped by their vibrant macarons and … Continue reading

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WORKING GIRL DINNERS! One Pot Oven Miracle Lemon Roast Chicken and Potatoes

RECIPE: Lemon Roast Chicken and Potatoes

My grandmother’s sister used to make the most amazing lemon chicken–a whole chicken, on the phone, with whole round potatoes roasted underneath.  This is the working girls’, not retired aunt’s, version: chicken legs (yes, you can use breasts instead) and … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pasta with Sweet Pea Pistou and Chèvre

RECIPE: Pasta with Sweet Pea Pistou and Chèvre

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. It’s April, so no matter what happens, it’s officially spring. Pistou is a sauce from the south of France made from fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and sometimes cheese and tomato. It’s so … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Tapenade-Baked Chicken

RECIPE: Tapenade-Baked Chicken

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Is it wrong to love a shortcut?  I’ve been busy lately, but when it comes to writing my columns, I want to bring the best to my readers.  But then I thought, I … Continue reading

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Franglais: The Roquefort Wedge

RECIPE: The Roquefort Wedge

Get the whole story on The Huffington Post. If it’s wrong to expound on the beauty and perfection that is the blue cheese wedge, then I’m sorry.  I just don’t care.  To me, it is the snow-capped Everest of salads.  … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Spicy Penne with Instantaneous Meatballs

RECIPE: Spicy Penne with Instantaneous Meatballs

Meatballs are so romantic.  I’ve been in love with them ever since I saw Tramp nudge one over to Lady across the spaghetti supper.  I think I’ve been dreaming of re-enacting that scene, sans whiskers and wet noses (or with, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How to Make Pesto Sauce

RECIPE: Homemade Pesto

My mom always made the best pesto sauce.  Growing up in New York, we would spend these long, leafy summers in Woodstock, in a house on a big mountain.  Everything about the place, the whole town, was just summer.  Buzzing … Continue reading

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