Asian Glazed Baked Wings

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Sooooo…. yeah, I’m sorry — I know I haven’t posted in 2 months — major fail on my part. The last two months have involved a ton of travel (pictures of delicious Italian food to come), some much needed family time at my parents’ house and a crazy-busy month at work.  All that being said… 

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Penne alla Vodka

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“I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump off”  (If you dont know this lyric we can’t really be friends) Its been two weeks since I last posted a recipe and that’s just terrible! But I have a semi-good excuse — I’ve been absolutely swamped with work and life. This weekend… 

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Seared Scallops with Pea Puree and Crispy Prosciutto

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It is impossible for me to overstate just how easy this dish is… seriously… top 5 easiest dishes in my arsenal. But look how damn beautiful it is! Doesn’t it look fancy and complicated and serious? Well its not… its simple and sophisticated. In fact, this dish is almost offensively simple… Sometimes when I make this for… 

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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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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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Simple and Delicious Guacamole

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Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!!  I would love to be unpredictable and chart my own course by posting a recipe for lasagna or meatloaf but who am I kidding… I’m definitely going with my favorite guac recipe today. Guacamole is pretty simple… avocados, lime, cilantro and salt. Those are the only things you really need… 

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Crab Cakes (With No Breadcrumbs!!!!)

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A good friend of mine used to work right beside Del Frisco’s in Manhattan. He HATED his job but he loved steak— so when he’d have a particularly bad day I’d offer to throw on some mascara and meet him in Midtown for an unnecessarily expensive, yet, delicious dinner.  My absolute favorite thing on the menu is their crab cake appetizer…. 

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