Green Tomato Gratin
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Green Tomato Gratin

This beautiful recipe, adapted from the Malibu Farm cookbook, is a perfect brunch buffet dish. The green tomatoes provide an acidic counterpoint to the potatoes, and it’ll feel familiar to you, because tomatoes and cheese are gustatorial soulmates. It’s colorful and hearty and bursting with the flavors of late summer.

Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nuts
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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nuts

Salmon is a heart-healthy fish and so we eat it a lot, but it’s easy to get in a rut of the same couple of recipes over and over again. So let’s start fresh: pan-fried instead of baked or broiled, pine nuts, capers and olives instead of mustard or dill sauce. Voila! A delectable main course that’s healthy and kinda elegant, considering that you just did it in about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Spring Veggie Pasta
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Freshest Spring Veggie Pasta

There are four things that a great pasta recipe needs: not too many ingredients, it can’t be too complicated, it needs at least one healthy veggie, and of course it needs the pasta itself – that one soul-soothing thing that is so deeply satisfying.

Penne alla Vodka
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Penne Alla Vodka

There are plenty of ways to make this ultimate Italian comfort food, but this version is my favorite. It’s certainly the simplest! You can add grilled chicken to the recipe if you want it to be more substantial, but as written it’s the most deeply satisfying meal imaginable. My favorite time for penne alla vodka is when you’ve been traveling for a couple of days, skipping meals or eating granola bars for dinner – or worse, inhaling half the (stale) […]

Nixon Meatloaf
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Nixon’s Meatloaf

When Jeremy and I were writing our book, we tried to include at least one good story about each of the modern presidents, but when we came to Richard Nixon the whimsical anecdotes were not so easy to find. But here’s one thing you probably didn’t know – he was a man who could appreciate a good meatloaf. Chef Henry Haller was the Executive Chef at the White House for twenty-one years and through five presidents – Johnson, Nixon Ford, […]