Artichoke, Lemon and Hazelnut Tagliatelle

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I bet you thought I'd gone missing.  There have been moments, this past summer of chaos, I often entertained the thought of going missing.  Or hiding under a rock somewhere. Maybe hiding at my sister's house, poolside, sipping a pretty pink … [Read more...]

My Favorite Steamers

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  On July 4th the sun finally arrived.   It was a glorious day.  We have a joke around these parts, summer begins day after 4th of July because that's usually when our sunny weather arrives.  This year we got summer one day early.  A happy … [Read more...]

Roasted Fresh Seasonal Fish with Herb Butter, Tomatoes and Garlic

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Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to dinner in the Bennett house.  This doesn't mean we like to sacrifice quality or flavor, it just means some days we need dinner in a jiffy.   Fresh fish is fast.  It's easily paired with fresh … [Read more...]

Steak with Tomato and Garlic Sauce (Bistecca alla Pizzaiola)

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Steak and potatoes, steak and fries, steak and salad, why not steak with tomatoes and garlic?  This is a delicious old world Italian recipe that is truly fresh and simply divine.  Originating in Naples, this fabulous dish is easily prepared but … [Read more...]

Fresh Seasonal Fish Topped With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Lemon and Fresh Herbs

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It's that time of year when I suddenly realize all the beautiful fresh local tomatoes will soon be a distant memory until they arrive once again next summer.   I'm now in a full-fledged panic to use as many of those juicy tomatoes as I possibly can.  … [Read more...]

Grilled Fish Topped with a Garlic Lemon Sauce

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In the interest of family harmony, I decided to bring this delicious but simple little recipe back to the dinner table tonight. Ranger Craig has been a super good sport testing all my new recipes, however, he's recently requested I prepare a few … [Read more...]

Chicken Thighs Braised in Rosemary, Garlic and Tomatoes

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Chicken thighs are one of the easiest meats to prepare, and this recipe couldn't be simpler.  Brown the chicken really well and then let it braise slowly in lots of garlic, tomatoes and herbs.  If I'm grilling chicken breasts, sometimes I'll … [Read more...]

Roasted Broccoli Parmesan

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Sometimes I just can't get enough broccoli.  I love it raw, steamed, stir fried and roasted.  I think roasted is my favorite. Roasting veggies, especially broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts, brings out the most unique and caramelized … [Read more...]