Category Archives: The Home Kitchen

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Give Yourself A Gift, and Revitalize Your Daily Meals!

Ah, the gourmet subscription box. Why is it that we so often think of them as stuffed with gimmicky, highly-processed or even closeout-type items, and designed to appeal to our impulse buying tendencies but rarely living up to our expectations? … Continue reading

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What To Eat In The Heat: It’s Goldie’s Summer Gazpacho Recipe!

I know it’s hot outside. But I refuse to let the heat and uncomfortable mugginess prevent me from enjoying fine homemade cuisine. In the summer, this might sound complicated. Of course if you have a backyard grill like I do, … Continue reading

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Eggs. It’s What’s For Dinner: 2 Exceptional Recipes Merging Eggs & Leftovers

Why do leftovers get such a bad rap? To me, a fridge full of unconsumed culinary creations is like a painter’s palette ready to inspire some creativity. But in my case, it all happens at the stove. It must be … Continue reading

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Like A Big Pizza Pie: A Chance Recipe That Stole The Show

Who doesn’t like pizza? Well, there might be somebody out there who doesn’t. But in assuming this comfort food classic is universally beloved, I’m sure you’re all familiar with its various incarnations. When you consider preparing homemade pizza, the strategy … Continue reading

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What’s A Black Bean Soup Without The ‘Snout?

Here’s an ingredient that I include in my recipes far too seldom: BBQ Sauce! Which makes little sense, since so many people love it, and since it can add depth and complexity to a wide range of recipes simply with … Continue reading

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Goldie’s Kitchen Archives: A Spanish-Influenced Dish That Will Spoil Your Palate Forever!

With the rise of tapas and other Spanish-inspired cuisine in the U.S. since 2000, many restaurants that focus on these delicacies have opened their doors in NYC and other North American urban centers. For a while, Michael and I were … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, The Morning After: Several More Recipes From Common Scents

If there’s one new concept that DRIVEN’s guests hopefully came away with following this month’s Common Scents wine and food tasting event, hosted by the accommodating folks at GLG, it’s that the recipes I prepared are as multi-functional as they … Continue reading

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Common Scents, Uncommon Flavors: 2 Recipes From DRIVEN’s November Wine Seminar

One would assume that during a wine tasting class, it’s all about the wine. But when DRIVEN creates a wine class, the food and the wine share equal space at center-stage. November 15th’s Common Scents wine event at GLG was … Continue reading

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Gougeres! Another Delicious Reason To Subscribe To MARY’s Secret Ingredients

MARY’s Secret IngredientsTM is easily my favorite subscription box service. You may have noticed me raving about it in the past on DRIVEN’s blog page. Created by Mary Pisarkiewicz, author of the internationally recognized food blog LOVE – The Secret … Continue reading

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Savor The Season: Try My Autumn Risotto Recipe

As the sun grows lazier, and we enter the thick of autumn, many of us begin to think about food from a different angle. Those local tomatoes are still rolling into the market, and the eggplant is still shouting out … Continue reading

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