Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage Sauce


When we lived in Atlanta, one of our favorite restaurants to visit was Osteria 832.  It was that classic, neighborhood Italian joint that served up fresh and affordable fare.  They were super family friendly and our son adored it.  The food was comforting more than earth-shatteringly good.  They did simple dishes well with good ingredients…

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Asian Herbed Chicken


In your cooking repertoire you gotta have one fail safe chicken recipe that is always delicious and preferably easy.  And if it also happens to be uniquely memorable all the better.  Well this Asian herbed chicken recipe is exactly that for me.  It is perfect whether I am entertaining or not.  The marinade really does…

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Although March has arrived, I know on the East Coast winter is still rearing its frigid head.  And when it’s cold and snowy I turn to comfort food.  For me, on the very top of that list is saag.  This is a Punjabi dish of pureed greens, rich and voluptuous, that warms the tummy and…

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Chaat Party


Earlier this month my baby girl turned 1.  I can hardly believe a whole year has gone by since she arrived.  We certainly can’t imagine life without her.  In honor of the occasion we decided to have a party.  At home.  This is the first time we have had a large gathering at our abode…

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I can’t believe it has been three months since my last post.  Life has been BUSY.  We moved to a new house, the holiday madness started, and then promptly went out of town for the end of December for almost two glorious weeks.  In all that time I realized something very important.  I prepare fabulous…

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Ginger Custard


The holidays are coming, and as much as I am a fan of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I mean the Hindu holiday of Diwali.  It celebrates the triumph of good over evil (I am simplifying of course – there is a long, complicated, colorful story complete with a wicked stepmother behind the holiday) and is celebrated…

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