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Category: Ina Garten

1770 House Meatloaf with Garlic Sauce from Ina Garten’s "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof"

                    Meatloaf is an intensely personal experience.  Every family has a meatloaf recipe that is so dearly loved, it achieves iconic status.  This family recipe should not be abridged or changed in any way or else […]

2 Hanukkah Favorites from Ina Garten: Simplest Ever Potato Latkes and Baked Applesauce

The Shammash being used to light the candles on the Hanakkah Menorah          Saturday was the first day of Hanakkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.  The holiday, which is celebrated every December, commemorates the time when a small army of Jews defeated the Syrian King […]

Darina Allen’s Pork Chops with Sage, Ina Garten’s Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and my own Smashed Potatoes

          I am amazed at how many people ask me for menus with a maximum of five ingredients.  I do understand:  You look at a long recipe and think that’s too much work, or I’m missing one of the spices or […]

Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

Flowers from the fabulous Bridgehampton Florist..where else? These shrimp are the center of attention on our Holiday Open House Buffett. Ina Garten is a goddess around here. She lives in the next town over and has for years and years. Before becoming the TV star and […]

Sauteed Shrimp with Coconut Oil, Ginger and Coriander with Confetti Corn adapted from Ina Garten

         Last weekend, we had close friends staying with us and this dinner really hit the spot.  It took no time at all to put together. In fact the whole thing took about 30 minutes.  The delicious and mildly coconut-flavored shrimp cooked took about 10 […]

Truffled Chicken Breasts with Pappardelle in a Creamy Garlic Sauce, an homage to Ina Garten

Ina’s Version as photographed for House  Beautiful Almost everything I write about and cook is done to the letter of whatever recipe I want to share with you. It’s not that I don’t have a spirit of adventure; it’s just that if I’m going to […]

Maple Glazed Pork Chops with Cornmeal Crusted Onion Rings

        A while ago, one of my oldest and dearest friends, was writing an International Gluten-Free cookbook.  Michael’s question to me was what could he include that would be truly Canadian.   To me, the answer was very simple.  With apologies to the entire state […]

Ina Garten’s Pastitsio

        I’ve waited all summer for the first cool day to arrive.  Not that I don’t love every minute of summer, it’s just that I have been dying to try this gorgeous dish ever since I saw it in House Beautiful. With yet another dire […]

Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Quesadillas and Ina Garten’s recipe for Roasted Shrimp

         I got a big kick out of this recipe when I initially made it.  It calls for ‘leftover shrimp’.  Does anyone actually ever have leftover shrimp? If anything, when you serve these addictive little two-bite appetizers, you are more likely to have anything other […]

Olive Oil Poached Shrimp with Ginger-Tomato Sauce and Avocado and Carrot Salad

          I am always on the lookout not just for recipes but for cooking techniques to share.  I thought we had shrimp completely under control with Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp recipe.  The oven roasted results beat any boiled shrimp we’d ever tasted.  We’ll never […]

Korean Wings and Carrot Pineapple Salad

I thought about throwing my Chicken Wing recipe into the mix in time for Super Bowl Sunday.  But then I was inundated with Wings recipes: 10 in an email from RecipeZaar, another 8 developed by my heroine, Grace Parisi, in this month’s Food and Wine.  […]

Gratin of Bay Scallops from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics (Clarkson Potter 2008) and in our reader comments A recipe for Fig, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Pizza!

          I have a confession to make.  I was having lunch with my dear friend Barbara at one of our favorite spots.  Aperitivo at 780 Third Avenue at 48th Street (212-758-9402) is sleek and reasonable. They make an amazing Pizza Bianca with figs, prosciutto and gorgonzola […]

Salmon with Lentils

I’ve been asked for quick weeknight recipes and while this one involves a little chopping, I think it falls into that category. Salmon has to be the week night cook’s best friend.  It’s fast, it can undergo many disguises and it’s good for you. It’s important, […]