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Eggplant Parm 2.0: A Tomato-Inspired Mid-Summer Delight

Ah! First of the season LOCAL beefsteak tomatoes! I can speak for most of my neighbors when I proclaim that we’re so excited for tomato season arriving in the Hudson Valley. This is when we begin to actually eat tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Risotto “On The Grill”: Creating An Al Fresco Summer Delight

We all tend to think about risotto as a fall/winter recipe. As the chicken stock simmers, the shallot and pancetta scents intertwine, and the aromas fill the kitchen, preparing this dish also serves the function of warming up the home. … Continue reading

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The Moment Has Arrived: 2 More Great Recipes from Summer Sippers!

I couldn’t resist getting these recipes posted a bit earlier than promised. For one, it’s cruel and unusual punishment to make everyone wait to revisit such deliciousness, as enjoyed passionately at this month’s Spring & Summer Sippin’ wine and food … Continue reading

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D’Lish! One Special Recipe From DRIVEN’s Wine & Food Pairing Event

When DRIVEN hosts a wine & food pairing, our goal is to keep it fun and delicious above all. Just ask any of the attendees of this week’s Spring & Summer Sippin’ event if they would agree, and you might … Continue reading

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Quick & Healthy: Avocado-Baked Eggs!

The web might seem saturated with recipes for this simple-to-prepare, nutrient-filled snack. Nevertheless, I’m here to offer my own version, with a decadent little twist. The Avocado-Baked Egg combines the genius of using one ingredient to cradle the other, and … Continue reading

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Foodie Spring Fever? Massaged Kale Is Your Cure!

With spring more than 2 weeks off, and actual spring weather closer to 8 weeks away in the northeast, the seasonal vegetable harvest might seem like a bleak prospect. Here in the Hudson Valley, the ground has been in a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dining: Don’t Be A Dummy

Back in the days of my restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, we used to brand some holidays as “dummies’ day-out”. Valentine’s Day was the queen of them all. These are occasions when people who don’t usually dine out suddenly do. … Continue reading

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Breakfast or Dessert? The Mighty Ricotta Pancake

I’m not much of a “sweets” person and have thankfully never craved sugary flour (I typically take a pass on the cake and donuts). But on New Year’s Day, I decided to be decadently creative with our leftover ricotta cheese … Continue reading

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Eureka!: The Other 8 Magic Ingredients with Long Shelf Lives

Don’t you hate when you open the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet to find only condiments, a piece of moldy cheese, and a half-consumed bag of chips? No longer is there a reason to go hungry at home, simply because you’re … Continue reading

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8 Magic Ingredients: Refrigerator Staples with the Longest Shelf Lives

Doesn’t it always seem like the cupboard is bare? You can drop $200 at Whole Foods and turn around 4 days later to find nothing with which to create a full meal. Well, let me share a little secret with … Continue reading

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