Perfect for a quick summer meal: Grilled swordfish

Swordfish steak makes as great summer meal.

Let’s do fish for dinner?!Whether grilled, broiled, baked, poached or kabobbed, swordfish is scrumptious!  Any way you prepare it is delicious and quick and most fish can be cooked in under 15 minutes. Every time we mention fish to our mom, she always giggles and tells the story about cousin ...

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Cool off with this Italian treat: Affogato

When is an espresso not an espresso? When it becomes affogato.

After all that snow we had this winter and a wet, rainy spring, summer is finally here! It is a perfect time to get out outside and enjoy the warm weather. And that is just what Judy and I will be doing. Dining outdoors with friends and family has always been favorite of ours. There... Read More

A special sandwich for Dad: Grilled steak with garlic-horseradish sauce

Grilled steak with garlic-horseradish sauce on ciabatta roll.

Warm summer nights are filled with crickets singing their songs. The sound of firecrackers and cherry bombs off in the distance, mingling with hot dogs roasting somewhere in the neighborhood, brings us right back to our youth. It’s funny how just a whiff of something can transport you to ...

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A smooth dip for the summertime: Guacamole made with edamame

A warm-weather treat: a guacamole made with edamame.

With all the summer gatherings and picnics that take place all summer long, guacamole will be front and center at many parties. It is easy, goes a long way and everybody loves it. The variations to this favorite are endless and Judy and I have had several! Toasted pignolis were crunchy and ...

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Only in spring: The tart taste of rhubarb

Nana's Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart

The other day while we were at the grocery store, we overheard a little girl ask her mother, “Mommy, why is the celery red and not green like the one at our house?” We looked at each other and smiled and decided that our children probably didn’t know what rhubarb looked like either! Rhubarb ...

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A meal for Mother’s Day

A very special filet mignon for Mom.

It is early morning and the house is very still. The sun is starting to rise, and I can feel its warmth through the window of the kitchen door. “Wow, where are all the fingerprints? Someone must have cleaned it before they went to bed.” What a great way to start Mother’s Day,” I say... Read More

Another Easter tradition: Apizza gaina

An Easter specialty from the Twice Baked Twins: Apizza Gaina.

As the Easter holiday approaches, holy week is very busy in our kitchens. Traditional Easter cookies such as Nana’s anginettes, are being prepared, baked and frosted. Easter egg breads with their brightly colored hard boiled eggs are started and the sweet hot cross buns are on the rise (ha ha, ...

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