Category Archives: Let’s Get Cookin’

In The Soup With Cherry Tomatoes!

As we head into late August here in the Hamptons, every farm stand you pass is loaded with BEAUTIFUL tomatoes of all description. It is hard not to stop at every stand and buy everything in site. However, […]

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Who’s A Chicken?

In the summer we love to have family and friends join us for a casual meal outside. Usually that involves a barbeque of some sort, but I have to admit that I am a little burned out on grilling […]

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A Perfect Setting for the Waldorf

If I had to rank my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving would be No. 1 and Easter No. 2.  Easter is right up there because I have very happy childhood memories of it being about Spring, new shoes and a dress for […]

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A Picnic for Breakfast

Growing up I did not like egg yolks…and I still don’t.  My father would indulge me and just make fried egg whites for breakfast.  I don’t mind eggs in prepared dishes, but don’t have that yolk sitting there by itself! […]

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A Taste Of Thai With A Crunchy Pal

In Los Angeles we have so many different kinds of ethnic cuisines, you get spoiled having almost anything you want readily available not too far from where you live.  It also serves as an inspiration to try different things in […]

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A Tale of Two Soups

Ok, so this is my third blog in a row about soup.  I guess you can tell how much I like it. Especially in the winter, there is something so homey to have a pot of soup simmering on the […]

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Go Wild – Mushroom Soup, That Is

When I was growing up in Tennessee, the only soup I knew existed was Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup.  I loved the little pieces of mushroom and the creamy consistency.  I don’t think I ever saw a fresh mushroom until […]

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Welcoming Fall with a Steaming Bowl of Soup

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the cold crisp morning air, wearing heavy sweaters and boots and the smell of autumn leaves and damp soil in the sunlight.  Fall also gets me in the soup cooking mood. […]

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Salmon or Halibut with A Little Surprise

Every time we go out for dinner I always order fish.  I love fish, but I have never really been good at cooking fish at home.  It seemed my lack of fish cooking skills wasn’t a good enough reason to […]

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What To Do With All Those Tomatoes? Marinara Caprese Style!

Fresh tomatoes are the best gift of summer.  As a small girl, I spent many summers with my grandmother at her house in the country.  For lunch she would go out to her garden and pick a big ripe tomato […]

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