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March 22, 2017

This is a good, old-fashioned showstopper of an entree, the kind of dish where you should not pretend to be bashful — "What, this old thing? I just threw it together from stuff in the fridge" — but rather take your accolades with modesty and grace.

I have been playing around with…


Pan-seared pork chops less complicated than they sound

March 15, 2017

Question: Why does sophisticated food always have to be complicated? Answer: Trick question; it doesn't.

Case in point, these pork chops. You quickly sear the chops up, and finish by making a rich, creamy, leek pan sauce in the same skillet you used to brown the chops in. The seared chops then…


Irish scones with smoked salmon embrace culture, holiday

March 08, 2017

Is it not enjoyable to take advantage of another culture's holiday to explore new recipes and treat yourself to something delicious? It is.

And is St. Patrick's Day not right around the corner? As the Irish might say, 'tis.

Moist, biscuit-y Irish scones, lashed with rich butter and a few slices of…


Thyme and Yukon gold potato gratin brings out the best starch

March 01, 2017

I have a recipe for a potato gratin in my last cookbook, "Dinner Solved!", that I firmly stand by. Here is another that I firmly stand by. And I plan to come up with more such recipes to firmly stand by because I am committed to reminding all of us why gratins are one of the best things that could…