Red Hot Wings

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RedHotWings510″] Such a fantastic extended family weekend. So many meals to cook, so many great cooks in the house and so little time! Here baby bro mans the grill for his hot wings, a double dipping situation in which the wings slow smoke for a while, then are dipped in a hot sauce,… View Article

Roasted Red Peppers For Days

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RoastedRedPeppersForDays”] If you take some time, about half an hour to roast 5-6 red peppers, peel, cut into strips, saute lightly in olive oil with sliced garlic then you will have a gift in your fridge that just keeps giving. Here is but one three day plan. The main thing to remember is… View Article
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When You Think THere’s No Food in The House to Cook

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”NothingInTheHouseToCookRedCabbagePasta”] It happens to all of us. We get home-from work or whatever. You think you have no food , no plans but its 7:00, there are hungry people around you and even if you order pizza or Chinese, it’ll take too long. The guys were defeated and I almost too but I… View Article
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Rib Dinner

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RibDinner510″] Here was the deal. I’d get ribs–enough for everyone, meaning one rack per person (an investment). That’s all I had to deal with shopping-wise. In this house you don’t even want to cook ribs unless you’re SURE they’ll be enough.
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Graduation Weekend

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”CQGraduationWeekend”] See the awesome food/entertaining June issue of Martha Stewart Living. It contains the story of our first born sons college graduation from the University of Vermont. I fell in love with Vermont when he first started going there and went every chance I got. Burlington, where its located, on Lake Champlain (one… View Article
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Techno-Glitch and More

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”TechnoGlitchSpaghetti510″] Somehow–the last blog post was a strangely cut off review from Stephanie about Mad hungry which I attempted to post because I loved it. Here is the actual link http://www.thegoodtastereview.com/. Sorry for any frustrations. Meanwhile–here at a Thursday, post-meal rest after a long work week are a couple of things. First off–in… View Article
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Love This Review and More Man Woman Talk

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“Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys” + Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by SAMANTHA TACKEFF on MAY 17, 2010 · 2 COMMENTS in COOKBOOKS If you’re new here, you should subscribe to our RSS feed or get updates by email. Thanks for visiting! One of the most common requests I get atOmnivore Books is for really… View Article
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Spring Dinner

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SpringDinnerFishEnPapillote510″] Classic, classic us: thinking its another utterly free and unplanned day–I ride up to the Colombia farmers market to see what’s there and the bounty is great. THe fish from Long Island is the freshest and only what’s come from those waters. I picked a couple pounds of fluke and a couple… View Article

Pork Chop Dinner: The Full Story

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”PorkChopDinnerTheFullStory”] The laziest and loveliest of weekends this is—no agenda, the most freeing of plans. The wind never let up but my will to barbecue did so this dinner–destined for the grill turned out really good cooked in my broiler (the most basic and worst performing broilers you can imagine). On a dog… View Article
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An Actual Date

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”AnActualDate510″] Mostly on Friday nights after a long work week I long to get home to my family, have a drink, cook dinner and just chill right out. I choose my nights out carefully, for work and even pleasure because I just love my home and everyone in it–what can I say. I’m… View Article
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Spelndid Table Big Ups MH

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Thanks to respected colleague Lynn Rossetta Kasper for suggesting Mad Hungry to John in Nashville whose trying to juggle a tough work schedule with creating healthy home cooked meals Lynne Rossetto Kasper: The Splendid Table Roast vegetables for supper or take-to-work lunches Dear Lynne: My wife and I never have the same schedule two weeks… View Article
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Brunch Ideas

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I came across this picture of one of the high school graduation brunches I gave after the actual ceremony on a beautiful sunny day in June, something for the kids, parents, aunts, grandparents etc. The salmon recipe I’ve used to cure fresh salmon is included in this great story on personal palletes in the May… View Article
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From The Sublime to The Ridiculous

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I’ve been encouraged by you readers to keep it real. So-it’s those unbelievable moments I shall continue to share. One son, and I won’t say who–offered to make dinner the other night. His dad wasn’t feeling great and I was working late. The meal: left-over red beans (good), skillet sausages (really good), beet and avocado… View Article
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Extra Large Big Green Egg

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”XLBigGreenEgg”] I’m afraid I’ll be harping on a lot this summer about this extra large big green egg. I know–I’m late to the green egg party. Many folks I know have been using them for years. BUT–that still doesn’t take away from my absolute glee at the awesomeness–its efficiency, workability and ability to… View Article
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Lightish Din Din

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Another one of my fav cast iron skillets–the 6-inch, a 3-egg frittata–a small salad with shaved radishes and I LOVED IT!
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Moment of Peace

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Most work days I transition abrubtly between an environment of intensely creative high-vibing females during the day to males of the same ilk at night–lots of them. But now and then, I arrive home on a quiet, warm, beautiful night and……everyone is out: soccer, school, hiking, movies, work AND–I can take a deep breath, relax… View Article
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Third Son’s Birthday

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”LQBday2010″] May 4th, one of the 4 most amazing days of my life. Thank-you universe for this third boy treasure. He’s the one pictured with his pops. Dinner celebration at Locanda Verde, NYC.
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Burgers (and The Guys Clean Up)

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When I was told the guys were barbecuing and all I had to do was make the potato salad and burger fixings, I was psyched. I believed them. Still it was a bicker-fest between neo-big-green-egg-expert hubs and first born son who I understood was, “maning the grill.” I can grill better than both of them… View Article
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Taco Time

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”TacoBar510″] Was craving the fresh vegetal, spice of green chilies so, I went with a taco bar for dinner. Made fish tacos on MARTHA this week  which reminded me how beloved this dinner is in our house–an awesome one because you can just assemble a bunch of ingredients–according to taste or what you… View Article
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Sun is Setting, The Weather is Sweet

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SunIsSettingTheWeatherIsSweet”] Change of plans. Brought home some fresh seafood from Lobster Place at Chelsea Market after the Save The Children event. I thought I’d grill everything but pooped out before the grill could get fired. Fish cook son wanted to cook everything anyway–his way. My contribution? The cocktails: Rum and Ginga. Ice, bitters,… View Article