On My Plate

The featured dish on my plate is a flavorful Hot Italian Sausage and Cherry Pepper Pizza. It’s New Haven-style, and it was the first official meal of our new kitchen!

And here’s what else I’ve been cooking…


Ratatouille Shakshuka

I never get tired of rearranging ratatouille—eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper, onions and tomatoes—and this time, I married the classic Provencal stew with a classic Jewish breakfast dish.

Summer Tomato Water Martini

This super-simple twist adds a bright, fresh, summery flair to an otherwise classic martini cocktail, and I have found myself slicing up tomatoes just so I can make another one.

Zucchini & Yellow Tomato Pizza

As my summer squash takes its final bow, the tomatoes are right on cue for center stage, and they were terrific companions on this fresh pizza. I just love this part of summer!

S’mores Brownies

Just when you thought s’mores couldn’t possibly get more ooey-gooey, sticky sweet and delicious—well, these!!!

Garden Veggie Spiral Quiche

This was equal parts cooking adventure and art project. Even with a few missteps, it was fun to recreate a dish I made five years ago.

PB&J Ice Cream

I’m embracing my inner child, with this kid-friendly flavor combination, a perfectly sweet finish to National Ice Cream Month!

Buffalo Chicken Salad

My heart-healthier interpretation of chicken wings is lightened up, but still packs all the flavor of Buffalo wings on National Chicken Wing Day!

Zucchini Sunshine Pancakes

Shredded zucchini and citrus provide a fresh burst of summer flavor in every bite of these protein-packed pancakes. It was a fun, new way to use up the bounty of my garden.

Dark Chocolate Sorbet

By mixing and matching ideas, I have finally created a luscious, dark chocolate sorbet that satisfies my craving for ice cream without saturated fats!


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