Baked Rigatoni with Pork and Ricotta
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Baked Rigatoni with Pork and Ricotta

Here’s a sumptuous baked pasta dish that will warm you to the bone. No red sauce – just lemon, rosemary, and ricotta in an al dente pasta redolent with the flavor of the most tender pork you’ve ever tasted. I love this meal! Add a green salad and a nice, light red wine and you have the makings of a feast!

Game Hens with Sage and Rosemary
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Game Hens with Sage and Rosemary

It’s the time of year when we begin to get cozy at home, staying in to cook seasonal meals and enjoy old favorites. I’ve always liked game hen because they’re so tender, and they take on the flavor of other ingredients so easily. These luscious little hens are plump and bursting with rosemary, sage, three kinds of onions, and the zing of fresh oranges.

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!

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) […]