December’s Best Bites

December’s Best Bites

Ah, December, the most celebratory and calorie-laden month of the year! Here’s mine, culinarily speaking, from quiche to sausage to turkey (twice!) to rib roast, and a reckless splurge on the complete (to date) series of Short Stack Editions. Fish & Chips at Main Street (review here). Christmas Day dinner with friends at Shanghai Park, which … Continue reading

Recipe Of the Month – Pan-Fried Camembert Sandwich 

Recipe Of the Month – Pan-Fried Camembert Sandwich 

Bet you thought this month’s special recipe would be that gorgeous rib roast of beef I made right before Christmas. But instead I’m going with this Pan-Fried Camembert Sandwich from the BBC, such a simple little thing, but with a big payoff in luxurious flavor. (Click here for the recipe.) I always have some type of cranberry sauce around (though you … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 

Merry Christmas 

Dear readers, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or the best of whatever holiday(s) you celebrate! I was back to my old routine of preparing a cheese tray for my brother and sister-in-law’s dinner this year. Here’s a photo of it and a list of the contents. (One of the cheeses is “standing alone” because of a … Continue reading

November is the cruelest month

November is the cruelest month

November is the cruelest month Yes, I know the cruelest month is supposed to be April, but for me it’s November, the month of the time change that plunges us into early darkness. That really cramps my style since I’m not a morning person and not fond of going out when it’s already dark, especially … Continue reading

October’s Best Bites

October’s Best Bites

OCTOBER’S BEST BITES October was a lazy month for me in the kitchen (under the weather), so I indulged in lots of shortcuts and easy meals, including some FreshDirect specialties like their excellent grass fed beef chili and chicken tortilla soup, which I’ve posted photos of previously. The captions below describe some of October’s dishes, … Continue reading

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

If you haven’t visited Antimo’s Italian Kitchen in Hopewell, I urge you to do so. Once or twice a year I’ll meet my friend Marie there, because her husband, Nino Galastro, is the Executive Pasta Chef at Antimo Iovine’s restaurant. I love to catch up with Marie; it seemed that when we first met we … Continue reading

September’s Best Bites

September’s Best Bites

I’ll consider my post on Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes as my Recipe of the Month for September. Seems like several readers have made it, and it’s one of those recipes you can “make your own” in various ways. And, for some of the other good dishes I enjoyed in September (in spite of a … Continue reading

Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes

Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes

Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes I have problems with many of the recipe videos I see posted on Facebook, the ones that companies post, not those of home cooks, who are 100% entitled to cook what they like. The “professional” recipe videos often have strange ingredient combinations, oddball measurements, painful amounts of sweeteners, etc. Or … Continue reading