Food As Joy

Roasted Pumpkin and Cheddar Frittata

Some of the family were skeptical but this frittata was nutritious and delicious. Peel, seed and cut half a butternut squash. Cut into about 3/4in cubes. Cover the pumpkin in olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook in a 425F oven for 25 minutes. Reduce the oven to 400F. In the meantime, dice and cook a[…]

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Mushroom, Leek, Creme Fraiche and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

The question for a lazy Friday night after a long week of work, exercise and kids is “what comfort food would make life awesome?” Given my beautiful wife’s love of potatoes, nothing is better than mashed potatoes to satisfy. Here is a wonderful version. Ingredients 3 Medium Russet Potatoes, peeled Salt 1 Cup Cremini mushrooms,[…]

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3 Things This Weekend That Made Me Love Life

This one’s a little late – however, better late than never. Number One – Reverse Date Night We do pretty well at organizing date nights, however they usually involve a babysitter coming to our house and us leaving it for a random restaurant or bar. We managed to sneak in a two hour date night[…]

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3 Things this weekend That Made Me Love Life

Number 1 – Time at my Bike Store Strangely enough a failure turned into an opportunity. One of our cars which we don’t drive often had its battery fail last week in front of my bike store! I ended up having to call AAA to jump start it so I could bring it home (it’s being[…]

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3 Things this Weekend That Made Me Love Life

Number 1, Kids and Lollypops I take my kids to get haircuts at Ma Coupe in Skillman, NJ. Ben does a nice job there and they get to use their French language fluency with him as he’s native Algerian. The best part for them is that they always get to have a Lollypop at the[…]

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Gnocchi in Brown Butter Sauce

Ricotta Gnocchi 2 cups whole-milk ricotta (1 pound) 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 1⁄2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (3 ounces), divided 1⁄4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 stick unsalted butter 1 (2-inch) rosemary sprig 1. Stir together ricotta, eggs, 1 cup cheese, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.[…]

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