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By Judi Gallagher. My husband reminds me every June 1st that Father’s Day is coming. In fact, I believe his battle cry of “extra steak all month long in honor of the sacred calling of Dadhood” is playing over the stereo speakers now. He is truly a meat and potatoes man and while he is …

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Brined Pork Chops with Maple Orange Glaze

Grilled fingerling potatoes with a dash of butter, salt, fresh ground pepper and chopped parsley are perfect to go underneath these pork chops. Since the dish is sweet, I prefer to serve a caraway-seed cole slaw and baked beans as sides. Ingredients • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate or …

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Start Your Own Holiday Drinks Tradition

By Marsha Fottler – My sister and brother-in-law gifted me with mulled wine that they made together in batches and bottled for friends and relatives to enjoy during the holiday season. Kate and Bruce told me to serve it warm in demitasse cups as an aperitif or late at night while sitting in front of …

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Brunch is Back

By Marsha Fottler – When I ask chefs what is their favorite meal to prepare for themselves and family, they most often answer breakfast. Simple fresh ingredients, uncomplicated recipes, great color and it’s all comfort food. And who doesn’t appreciate a big leisurely breakfast with both sweet and savory selections. When I ask chefs about …

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Spring in the Kitchen

Soon we will put away the braising pots and make way in our kitchens for spring cooking. The arrival of asparagus and Florida strawberries remind us that it is time for lighter cooking and fresh seasonal flavors. Frittatas are an easy way to make a brunch or a springtime dinner a light and enjoyable occasion. …

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Bright Tart Cranberries

 ‘Tis the season. The cranberry bogs on Cape Cod are full of these luscious tart berries that not only grace our holiday tables but have become more mainstream, replacing raspberries or blueberries in our favorite recipes. Ideally, I prefer to buy fresh cranberries and freeze them towards the end of the season so I can …

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Summer Sandwiches

     The summer heat is upon us, and although grilling season is here as well, there are many days that one shouldn’t be near a flame. Whether indoors or outdoors, clammy humidity and unforgiving heat can make for a lust for a lighter fare.      For sure, summer is a time for lighter eating, less …

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Chef Judi’s Apple Lover’s picks

If I were to pick my favorite Apple desserts: Apple pie with flaky crust and lots of cinnamon and apple-pie spice, apple turnovers warm out of the oven, apple cranberry tostada and Skillet Apple pie. So, in honor of Autumn and the time to hunker in and bake, I share just a few of hundreds …

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Dedicated to Riva Cooper- her recipes with a few extra pinches of flavor

Riva Cooper was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. As a mother she was my best playmate. We set the kitchen up as a grocery store and with my play cash register and butcher apron, I rang up cans of soup and flour and fruit that we properly arranged in sections mimicking …

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