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Low Fat Lobster Bisque Recipe

Low Fat Lobster Bisque

Just when we thought we could put away our stockpots and dutch ovens, the cool Spring breezes returned. Yet, we are becoming increasingly aware of our waistlines as the hope of shorts and bathing suit weather slowly approaches. Low-fat Lobster Bisque is the perfect dinner or appetizer for those of us watching what we eat. I love lobster bisque and everything lobster.  You can do this the easy way with purchased lobster meat, or you can steam a lobster, remove…

Pasta With Lemon And Ricotta

Pasta with Shrimp in a Lemon and Ricotta Sauce

Now that the holidays are over, we all looking to partake in some comfort food.  As an Italian, I grew up on comfort food, and it did not include unhealthy or processed meals.  This simple recipe can be done in a single pot! How great is that? It begins with great ingredients! The best part about pasta dishes is the flexibility of ingredients. Unlike my French cooking counter-parts, Italian cooking affords the novice chef flexibility and the experienced chef with…

Cheese Heals

Cheese Heals: Ricotta Cheese

Thanksgiving is in our rear-view mirror, and we look ahead to Christmas. As Italians, we integrate some form of Italian food favorites into every holiday, birthday, and event. Trustworthy and versatile, let's review ricotta cheese. (C'mon, I know some of you still have the five-pound container in your fridge) What is Ricotta? I am going to defer to the experts at Food.com for the professional definition: A rich, fresh cheese made from skim or whole cow's milk that is slightly…

Italian Kitchen Pantry

Five things to have on hand this holiday season

In a few short weeks, the thanksgiving holiday will be upon us. 2020 has challenged nearly every holiday tradition and event in our lives. Weddings without dancing, funerals with less than ten people, and now, there will be no Thanksgiving Day parade, Santa Claus is staying up North, and there will be no New Year's Eve midnight kiss. All true and, all unchangeable. Now is the time to take control of the things that you can control: your home, your…

Recipes For Cookies In Schenectady NY

Husband Cookies aka Significant Other Cookies

I have always stocked my cookie jar with fresh cookies. When Jack is home and Thomas, Chris and Caroline are here, I am rewarded in the morning with an empty cookie jar.  Amelia and Skates come home more often since they are closer than Jack is in Alabama. I made this cookie recipe for Skates with Reese’s chips and peanut butter M&Ms. Now, it is just the two of us. The midnight snacker Chip has a sweet tooth, and I…