Rosemary & Caraway Shortbread

This is a great and simple recipe for the holidays. Feel free to increase or decrease the spice to your taste! Also- shortbread dough can be made up to a month in advance and pulled out when needed.

Tom’s Jambalaya

Tom’s Jambalaya

This is such a staple in our home that I thought I had posted it already, but I do not think I did.  There are probably a million ways to make Jambalaya and this one has no claim to authenticity or New Orleans.  In fact, my good friend Lisa from Yuma, AZ gave this to...

Old Bay Fried Chicken

Old Bay Fried Chicken

Fried chicken...how can this go wrong?  (don't answer that) While this isn’t an original recipe, I’ve amalgamated a few recipes to arrive here so I am not going to credit any specifically. First, let’s discuss the brine-    brine is nice for the texture but invariably...

One pan chicken with asparagus

Here's a little gem from Jamie Oliver.  In fact, I'm just going to provide the link.  http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/quick-crispy-chicken-with-tomatoes-asparagus/ The first time I made this, we were guests at my sisters house and I needed something...

One pot mushroom pasta

One pot mushroom pasta

Some recipes I have used many times. Others are new to me but I still enjoy. Here's one I found on-line recently but apologize that I did not save the reference. Somebody deserves more credit for this than me-  I am just sharing what I found with only slight changes....

Tom’s Seasame Noodles

Tom’s Seasame Noodles

Here is a super simple mid-week meal that also makes great left-overs.  Not sure where I picked this up but I think there are a million variations.  Try this one or tweak it to your taste. 1 lb angel hair pasta 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium) 2 Tbspn tahini 2 Tbspn...

Chicken with lemony orzo

This is a real simple recipe that I got from a magazine recently- unfortunately I could not find the recipe but it is definitely worth trying.  Great easy summer meal. 4-6 Bone-in skin-on Chicken Thighs 1 fennel bulb, fronds reserved & choped 1 leek, chopped 1 cup...

Mom’s Apple Pie

Mom’s Apple Pie

A little cliche, but this is Mom's apple pie.  I know it is somewhat out-of-season.  I intended to post this in November but hey- can you ever go wrong with apple pie? 6-8 Apples- you choose your flavor Zest of 1 lemon White sugar (1/2 cup or so) Brown sugar (1/2 cup...

Tom’s Chicken Scarpariello

Tom’s Chicken Scarpariello

Another Italian dish that I absolutely love- and used to be the best dish at Nanni’s in Manhattan (RIP)

My good friend Ken Polcari shared his home version with me and it is great.