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Ossobuco with Carrots and Marjoram

Ossobuco with Carrots and Marjoram

Ossobuco, aside from being fun to say, is a Milanese dish traditionally made with veal and vegetables. Ossobuco translates to “Bone with a Hole” after the marrow cross-section in the middle of the veal. Veal shanks can be expensive, but I’ve substituted beef or sometimes […]

Toasted Granola

Toasted Granola

This Toasted Granola recipe can help keep you trim this season….seriously! “Is there really a healthy granola recipe?” Look, all granola has fat and sugar added to it, but if you’re patient and toast the oats and nuts a perfect golden brown, you can get […]

Pan-Fried Walleye

Pan-Fried Walleye

Walleye fishing in Canada is one of my husband Tony’s favorite hobbies. For a while he went every year with a group of guys from his first job. After every trip, he would wax romantically about pan-fried walleye as the quintessential shore lunch. I’ve tried […]

Plum, Cherry, Tomato Bruschetta

Plum, Cherry, Tomato Bruschetta

In midsummer, all the magazines have pictures of fresh, red tomatoes, but mine were as green as green could be. In Chicago, our vines don’t produce red, ripe, juicy tomatoes until the middle of August. You can wish all you want, but it won’t happen! […]

Gin Y Tónicas

Gin Y Tónicas

Aside from the Kentucky Bourbon I drank as a teenager, ahem, Gin was really the only other hard liquor I’ve ever considered fit to drink.  My parents enjoyed Gin and Tonics on the Jersey Shore in the summers and on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. Every […]

Cumin Lime Grilled Chicken and Two-Bean Salad

Cumin Lime Grilled Chicken and Two-Bean Salad

Sometimes the best and simplest recipes are created when I least expect it. I didn’t have much of a plan, but opened cupboards and created this recipe for Cumin Lime Grilled Chicken with a Two Bean Avocado Salad with what I had on hand. We […]