Category Archives: ENTERTAINING

DINNER PARTY & CAULIFLOWER SALAD

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PEAR AND ROQUEFORT QUICHE

If If real men don’t eat quiche, I want to sit next to one the next time I’m at a

BACON OLD FASHIONED

So guess what J. Walter Thompson’s marketing agency thinks is up and coming for 2010? Their official trend-spotting list of 100 Things to Watch in 2010 places “Bacon Everywhere” at number 7. Bacon popular?

SUPER BOWL MUSTARD

CHECKLIST FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY Friends invited. TVs set up. Snacks bought and deli platters arranged. Beer chilling. Dill mustard made. Done! DILL MUSTARD (A sweet spicy mustard that adds wonderful kick to sandwiches.) 1 can (2 ounces) Colman’s dry mustard 1 cup cider vinegar 4 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons dried dill […]

LEMON CHESS PIE

Today is National Pie Day. Schools should be out, banks should be closed and mail delivery stopped, but I’m afraid that all the attention this holiday is going to get will come from dedicated cooks baking pies. That being the case let me tell you about a knockout pie worthy of the holiday. The recipe […]

PARTY CHEESE SPREAD

How do you improve perfection? Butter does it. This is not an ad (unfortunately no dairy pays me), but rather a cook’s mantra: butter makes everything better. For example, take two of the world’s best cheeses—a soft, sweet-silky Brie and an aristocratic, richly robust Gorgonzola, add as much butter as each cheese will hold (and […]

CONDIMENTS FOR CHEESE

Take an assortment of fine cheeses, arrange them on a cheese board or tray and you have a great dish for a party. Dress up the tray with cheese bling-bling and it’s even better. The following cheese condiment recipes come from The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. This AAA Five Diamond resort hotel is famous […]

HARVEST VEGETABLE SOUP

this soup is so versatile it perfectly fits into a variety of dining situations. With a little tweaking, it can be vegetarian, super low calorie or even fat free. Serve it cold at picnics or barbecues or hot at family fall and winter dinners. The soup is even suitable for dressed up events—

DANNY MEYER’S BACON ROAST TURKEY

Once upon a time, Danny Meyer gave me his favorite recipe for turkey. This was after the iconic restaurateur opened Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern, two of New York City’s most beloved restaurants, but before he opened Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Blue Smoke, Shake Shack and The Modern, the decidedly luscious dining room in […]

FAMILY FAVORITE PUMPKIN BREAD

Have been making Pumpkin bread for years—always in the fall and winter. The bread is a must for my Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas brunch (the latter served with a whipped honey-enhanced cream cheese). I give the bread as little bread and butter presents, as well as serve it to friends who drop in for coffee. […]