On My Plate

Cobb with Artichoke-Crab Cake

Get ready for some color! I’m chasing away the gray gloominess of January with a colorful Cobb salad, loaded with all the classic flavors plus a crab cake with a fun twist–artichoke hearts!

Scallops with Spinach on Bacon Risotto

Seafood is stealing the spotlight again, this time with a creamy and comforting risotto that seems more complicated than it is. As a bonus, I’ll share a fun way to transform the risotto leftovers.

Salmon with Fennel & White Beans

Seafood has been the star of my blog recently, and I’ve brought back into rotation one of my favorite all-time recipes, featuring seared salmon, creamy white beans, fresh tomatoes and fennel, fennel, fennel!

Scampi with Asparagus

After the holidays, my taste buds have been begging for something easy and fresh. This dish is light and lemony, with big, juicy shrimp and barely-crunchy asparagus. It may look like a restaurant meal, but it’s so easy to make at home.

Oysters Rockefeller Pizza

Oysters Rockefeller has always been a favorite. So what would happen if I put those decadent, special occasion flavors on a pizza—oh my goodness, yes—why wouldn’t this be a thing?

White Clam Pizza

Topped with sweet, slightly chewy littleneck clams and accented with fresh oregano, garlic and a copious amount of fluffy shredded Pecorino-Romano cheese, this pizza meets every expectation for a casual meal, but the special ingredients make it perfect for celebrations.

Duck a l’Orange

I’ll admit that classic French recipes intimidate me a bit, but this dish can be conquered with some advance preparation. It made Christmas dinner extra special at our house!

O, Bring Us a Figgy Bourbon!

Just in time for Christmas, I’m offering my cocktail interpretation of the figgy pudding, a traditional boozy Christmas treat that has been popular for centuries in the land of my father’s people. Enjoy!

Salmon in Phyllo with Champagne Cream Sauce

As pretty and impressive as this recipe seems, it is also remarkably easy to make. I’ll offer tips for working with phyllo, and the simplest catering hack that will help you elevate special dishes you prepare at home.


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