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Dijon porks chops with herbs and grapes on a platter.

Dijon Pork Chops with Herbs and Grapes

"Can you do this again?" That’s what my husband said on finishing this dinner last Sunday night. So I quickly went to work to write all this down so I would remember how to make these Dijon Pork Chops with Herbs and Grapes again! I got this idea from a veal chop recipe I had made years ago. And … [Read More...]

Plain Greek yogurt with coconut cashew bar bits blueberries and honey.

Clean Lean and Sexy

Clean Lean and Sexy – wouldn’t we all like to be that way? Well their coconut cashew bar and whole line of snack items is just that. This is the last item in our MARY’s secret ingredients summer box. … [Read More...]



Super Bowl Food

We are getting ready for the big game tomorrow organizing our Super Bowl Food. The excitement in this city is palpable! A section of Times Square has been converted to Super Bowl Boulevard. It’s … [Read More...]

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Smoled trout on a Breton cracker

So civilized

My husband and I were asked to take in a French graduate student for 4 months to live with us. We take on French interns at the office but this was the first time we were asked and considered doing … [Read More...]

Bean dip in a MOMA hand bowl

A great bean dip

We all need something to eat during cocktail hour, whether your cocktail is wine or a martini. I don't want it to be fattening or filling, but it needs to be something. I am also a big protein fan. My … [Read More...]

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