Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

Polenta Budino - like a cornmeal pudding with a dreamy plum compote. From Mario Batali. Kind of like "Indian Pudding" only better!

I could hardly believe my eyes as I turned the pages of this month’s Bon Appetit…and saw this recipe in the R.S.V.P. section. A dessert from the famed Babbo in NYC. Now, I don’t know about you, but I may never have a chance to eat at Babbo, but this? This dessert is easy to pull off.

Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

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Simple American Style Soused Chicken

Simple American Style Soused Chicken

When I first started making this Simple American Style Soused Chicken, it was way back when before the internet. I didn’t know much about it; I just thought the ingredients sounded interesting. And they were/I mean are! I’ve been making Soused Chicken for years and the somewhat unusual flavoring always gets rave reviews.

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Chicken with Lemon & Artichokes

Chicken with Lemon & Artichokes

Happy Mother’s Day! I thought it would be perfect to post a favorite dish I used to make for my Mother after she no longer cooked. She loved this Chicken with Lemon and Artichokes. The sauce has a lot of flavor and is bright, garlicky and lemony. Couscous soaks it up beautifully and when served on a platter, this simple dish seems like so much more.

Chicken with Lemon & Artichokes

Chicken with Lemon & Artichokes

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