Mediterranean Lamb “Burgers” with Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki sauce is seriously one of my favorite things in life. Not sauces… not condiments… things! Whats not to love about a refreshing mixture of cucumber, garlic and fresh herbs folded in to luscious Greek yogurt with a touch of olive oil thrown in for good measure? The best part about tzatziki is that its incredibly cheap and… 

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Honey Mustard Salmon with Melted Leeks

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I had another fun Sunday of cooking this past weekend and it ended up being a pretty fantastic girl’s day when some of my favorite ladies came over to drink mimosas and taste test my new recipes.  There is really nothing that I love more than keeping myself busy in the kitchen while my living room is… 

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How to Score a Duck Breast

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Certain animals (the best ones) have a particularly thick layer of fatty skin around them. Though it makes for amazing flavor, it also makes them incredibly hard to cook. The thing about skin, whether its on duck, chicken or pork, is that it needs to be crispy to be delicious. But when you’re cooking something… 

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Crostini with Mozzarella and Anchovies

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About three years ago my friend Natasha invited me over for a dinner party in her lovely midtown Manhattan apartment with the most spectacular view of the city I’ve ever experience.  But this isn’t a blog about real estate… Lets talk about the food.  Her then-boyfriend (now husband), made a beautiful dinner that included the… 

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Creamy Peppadew Potato Salad

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A few weeks ago, while I was in Miami, my friend Marvin’s parents graciously took in a bunch of his friends for a lovely home-cooked, post-church lunch.  His mother, ever the consummate hostess, put out a huge spread that included an insanely delicious ham, the leftovers of which she packed up for me to take… 

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Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Pepitas and Pecorino

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Lets talk about kale, baby/ Lets talk about you and me/ Lets talk about all the good things/and the bad things that may be/ Lets talk about kale. So here’s the thing about Kale — its super freaking healthy, packed with vitamins and has anti-cancer properties. It’s basically the Superman of vegetables. Unfortunately, like Superman,… 

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How to Segment Citrus

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Sometimes you’ll see a recipe calling for segments of an orange or a grapefruit. What they mean is the segments of those fruit without the pith — the pale, opaque membrane that surrounds each section of the fruit.  Though there’s nothing particularly wrong with pith, it has the tendency to be bitter and chewy and aesthetically it… 

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