Recipe: Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s early spring in New England, which naturally means high winds, slushy sidewalks, and an occasional snow storm. The lingering chill calls for just one remedy: hot, comforting chicken tortilla soup. This nutritious recipe provides the perfect amount of heat, umami, and richness to thaw your insides in this endless winter. The additional cilantro gives…

Recipe: Bubby’s Wine-Braised Brisket

Okay, the title of this post is a bit misleading. We never called my grandmother “Bubby” and this was not her particular recipe for brisket. (Now, if I ever did find her barley soup with flanken recipe, that would be a different story.) But this is a bubby’s recipe for warm, comforting brisket and as…

Recipe: Roast Leg of Lamb with an Herb, Mustard, and Red Wine Crust

Tangy. That is the word for this fantastic lamb marinade that will wow you and your guests alike. The combination of rich flavors – slivers of fresh garlic, sweet onion, sharp lemon juice, piquant mustard, and fruity red wine – becomes the perfect tenderizing bath for the succulent lamb and provides a beautiful caramelized crust while roasting….

Recipe: Shrimp Parmesan

I did not know that shrimp parmesan was a region-specific delicacy until I moved out of the New York metro area. It was a dish I had grown up on, almost as common as chicken, eggplant, or veal parmesan: pretty much every pizza joint on Long Island has it on the menu, either in platter or sandwich…