Author Archives: Jane

Good Friday Dinner-Brooklyn Memories

My family very rarely ventured to Brooklyn when I was a kid, except for our annual Good Friday trip to Lundy Brother’s Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay for the “Shore Dinner” Every Good Friday, we’d venture over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrating with Food and Fun

Quite a bit of time has past since my last post, but my food experiences have continued.  I am now working in the food industry and the best part of my new job is getting paid to do what I love…experience … Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsay At The London and a Special Birthday Dinner

My daughter, Allison, has always been foodie.  As a child, she watched Julia Child reruns on the local PBS station and was always interested in putting on her little apron and helping cook.  Her interest in food continued and she … Continue reading

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Chile Rellenos Stuffed with Chicken and Goat Cheese for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration

This week is Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), a Mexican holiday that is celebrated here in the Rocky Mountain states due to the influence Mexico has historically had on the region and our large population of Mexican immigrants.  While many … Continue reading

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Greek Hard Boiled Eggs–A great way to use those leftover Easter Eggs!

How many of you have too many left over Easter eggs? I remember coloring loads of them only to suffer for the next week with egg salad sandwiches and the traditional deviled eggs.  I found the recipe for Greek Hard … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Garlic Day with a recipe using garlic… Parmesan Ice Cream

What can I say…today is National Garlic Day and in my opinion a  day without garlic is like a day without sunshine. I’ve always been a fan of garlic. When I was growing up I would never eat pizza without … Continue reading

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Mocha Sugar Cookies- Nice and Chewy

Do you like chewy sugar cookies that don’t turn crisp or hard over night?  Then here is your recipe, a recipe for a yummy mocha sugar cookie that is chewy just great with a glass of milk or a cup … Continue reading

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Bubble and Squeak with Wow Wow Sauce

I’m not a fan of boiled cabbage and potatoes but I do like cabbage and potatoes prepared other ways, like Bubble and Squeak. The first time I had Bubble and Squeak was at The King’s Arm Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread–A Different Version

It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day and most people think of the traditional (American inspired) corned beef with boiled vegetables…cabbage, potatoes and carrots. After having this traditional dinner for St. Patrick’s Day for many years I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Doughnut Plant – NYC

I’ve never been a big fan of doughnuts.  It doesn’t matter whether doughnuts are cake or yeast  I just don’t stop for doughnuts or buy them in the grocery store.  Now that’s a much different story when it comes to … Continue reading

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Oatcakes or Scones? What have I been baking all these years?

Silly me.  As a kid my next door neighbor, who was from the southern coast of England, used to bake traditional British delights.  One of my favorites was a cake like cookie she used to call oat cakes, which had … Continue reading

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Carnegie Deli..and The Vegetarian

New York City has always been a food mecca for me.  I’m like a kid in the candy store when it comes to food in the city because there are more varieties of food and cuisines than I can count.  … Continue reading

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Salsa Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

If you want a healthy salad dressing here’s a quick one to make, a salsa vinaigrette. The flavors remind me of late summer when tomatoes are plentiful…a nice memory since we are in the throws of winter. Making salad dressing … Continue reading

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A Fun Morning Volunteering—Bottling Whiskey

On a recent afternoon my daughter and I decided to head over to a small, local Colorado distillery for a tour.  Stranahans Colorado Whiskey had donated to several charitable events I’d attended so I wanted to learn more about them.  … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup-Warm and Inviting on a Winter Day

French Onion Soup is  luscious with its deep, sweet caramelized onion flavors and browned Gruyere cheese topping.  I’ve made several batches this winter and find the soup so satisfying during the cold Rocky Mountain winters. This weekend  several of my … Continue reading

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Braised Veal Shanks with Porcini Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes served over Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Oh the weather outside is frightful…about 36 inches of new snow.  I’d like to think we are snowed in but we really never get snowed in here in Park City because the plows come through very regularly and can handle … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Sauces for Ham

Christmas is quickly approaching and while I won’t be having ham this year, because I just finished a very good spiral cut ham, I do want to share with you two very different sauces I made for the ham.  The … Continue reading

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Hummus-Four Different Varieties

I’m not sure the first time I had hummus, I’m sure it was when I was a child.  Growing up in the New York Metro area provided my family with the opportunity to try a variety of cuisines and Middle … Continue reading

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Cheese Crisps

This time of year I think about the recipes my family made when I was growing up.  Food was such a big part of any holiday celebration in my family.  I decided to recreate some of the recipes that were … Continue reading

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Disaster – Cookies Need Altitude Adjustment

Sometimes I go on autopilot and forget to think about what I’m doing.  I’m sure most of you can relate to this predicament.  It happened this weekend and the results were….well not what I expected. I thought for sure I … Continue reading

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