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Rocket Fuel (Homemade Hot Sauce)

Rocket Fuel (Homemade Hot Sauce)

Years ago, Jack worked at a very popular Mexican restaurant called The Edgewater Café, in a small, out-of-the-way coastal town about an hour north of Boston.  Many of their fabulous dishes used a version of this “Rocket Fuel” – or homemade hot sauce – and it was so popular with their customers that they would …Continue

Pasta L’uva with Gorgonzola

Pasta L’uva with Gorgonzola

We’re sharing one of our favorite dishes with you today – Pasta L’uva with Gorgonzola.   This dish is a wonderful combination of flavors – and it’s gorgeous to look at as well! Pasta is tossed with sweet Italian sausage, caramelized onion, creamy gorgonzola cheese, a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts – and the best part …Continue

Sautéed Mushrooms with Bourbon

Sautéed Mushrooms with Bourbon

My husband Jack loves mushrooms and this recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms with Bourbon is one of his (and my!) favorite ways to prepare this earthy vegetable.  Tender mushrooms are sautéed and then finished with a flambé of bourbon which is not only impressive to watch (we’ll tell you how to do this safely in the …Continue

Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

Still looking for a special dessert to make for your Valentine’s dinner?  Then this recipe for Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries just may be the perfect choice! This recipe originally appeared in the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook – and Ina Garten wrote that she got her inspiration for this recipe from Mario Batali.  With two great chefs …Continue

Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie

Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie

This recipe for Linguini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie wasn’t on our original schedule for this week.  A blizzard named “Nemo” hit New England this past weekend, and our area of Southeastern Massachusetts was hit hard with very strong winds that knocked down trees and power lines and doing very widespread damage. We’ve been …Continue