Lowering My Cholesterol Intake

An all organic arugula salad with fresh beets, radishes, Persian cukes, pear tomatoes and shredded carrots tossed in a lime dijon vinaigrette. What better way to prepare the palate for 2 weeks in Italy at the Key to the Castle Workshop.  Follow our journey of writing, painting, yoga-ing and eating on IG @KTTCWorkshop 

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Potato Leek Soup

PREP TIME: 20-30 mins COOK TIME: 40-60 mins SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients: 3 large leeks  2 pounds potatoes (Yukon gold or Russet)  4 stalks celery 2 green onions (scallions) 4 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth 1 cup dry white wine ½ stick Kerrygold (or any farm fresh) unsalted butter  1 cup fresh, heavy cream, allowed to come to room temperature on counter for 1 hour… Continue reading Potato Leek Soup

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Lemon Pepper Pappardelle w/Prosciutto & Peas

Sunday dinner: Lemon-Pepper Pappardelle with Prosciutto & Peas. Many asked for the recipe – so here it is. First, you can make this with any pasta but I do believe the lemon-pepper pappardelle greatly contributed to the flavor and texture of the dish. I purchased it at Trader Joe’s. Ingredients: – 1 (8oz.) package Trader… Continue reading Lemon Pepper Pappardelle w/Prosciutto & Peas

Branching Out

Getting ready to roast a branch of Brussels sprouts but basting first with a glaze of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, fig preserves, garlic, cracked salt & pepper. Going into a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Spicy Boiled Shrimp

Over the years, I have experimented with alternative spices which led to the development of my own version of boiled shrimp – Yankee style. So, in honor of our Nation’s 240th year of Independence, the Statue of Liberty’s 130th birthday and the 30th anniversary of the beginning of my catering career, I share with you now… Continue reading Spicy Boiled Shrimp

Recipe for Lasagne

I am about to share with you my family recipe that originated at Angelina’s Restaurant in 1936 and was also served in our other Greenwich Village establishment, La Marionetta Pizzeria when it opened in 1961. Carrying on the tradition, I made and served this same lasagne throughout my professional catering days – including to Gwyneth… Continue reading Recipe for Lasagne