As Good As It Gets Recipes

This section contains links to recipes that I think are perfect.  In fact, I think that they are so good that often I am figuring out the best way to share them with you here while I’m still eating!  These are the recipes that I know I can serve at a dinner party to rave reviews; the ones that are almost universally appealing and will have your family and guests asking for seconds or even thirds. These are “As Good As It Gets”

Turkey Cranberry Wreath Recipe

January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Turkey Cranberry Wreath Recipe

A Wreath For Eating, Not Hanging On Your Front Door Every year we can count on at least one invitation to a holiday season potluck dinner.  This gives me the opportunity to make my super easy and seasonally festive turkey cranberry wreath……not for hanging on the door, but for consumption. My copy of the recipe […]

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Grilled Eggplant Caponata Recipe

May 20, 2014
Grilled Eggplant Caponata Recipe

   Grilled Aubergine Caponata This weekend my wife & I hosted a dinner party for some friends including our youngest daughter’s confirmation mentor. We wanted to prepare something special so my wife dug through some of my old Food & Wine mags and found this California Grilled Feast in a 2012 summer edition. As she […]

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Pan Fried Scallops with Bacon and Grapefruit

February 12, 2013 3 Comments
Pan Fried Scallops with Bacon and Grapefruit

Scallops, Bacon & Grapefruit – How Good Can It Get One thing I love about my wife is how she enjoys experimenting with new recipes. If I happen to leave one of my old cooking magazines lying around the kitchen, she’ll pick it up and decide to try a few recipes from it. Or if […]

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Soft Shell Crabs Recipe

July 26, 2012 5 Comments
Soft Shell Crabs Recipe

An Easy Soft Shell Crab Recipe Soft Shell Crabs are a special treat when they are in season and that comes in late Spring down the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. This is the time when these blue-claw crabs wake up from their hibernation under the ocean floor and shed (molt) their hard […]

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Braised Chilean Sea Bass Recipe

July 23, 2012 1 Comment
Braised Chilean Sea Bass Recipe

“As Good As It Gets!” Recipe This braised sea bass in tomato fennel broth is one of the best recipes I have ever prepared.  This recipe is an adaptation of an incredible recipe my wife and I both spotted in Fine Cooking and had to make. The original recipe featured halibut fillet’s and basil but […]

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Chicken Thighs with Sausage and Braised Fennel Recipe

July 22, 2012 1 Comment
Chicken Thighs with Sausage and Braised Fennel Recipe

One Of My Favorite Chicken Recipes Of All Time Every once in a while I find a recipe that is perfect to my tastes and I want to immediately share it with everyone I know. I call them “As Good As It Gets” This is one of those recipes. Actually, my wife found it in […]

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Chicken Maxengo Recipe

July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Chicken Maxengo Recipe

A Revised Chicken Maxango I say revised because this is one of my earliest Reluctant Gourmet recipes and after making it for 10 people recently I realized I would prepare Chicken Maxengo differently from the original recipe. This new version is a lot easier because of some shortcuts added and clearer descriptions. This is a […]

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Penne Pasta with Roasted Squash, Sausage and Pecans Recipe

May 24, 2012 2 Comments
Penne Pasta with Roasted Squash, Sausage and Pecans Recipe

“Good As It Gets”  By that I mean when you take that first bite you are going to say, “It doesn’t get any better than this!” I love food and there are not many recipes that I prepare that I don’t like but every once in a while you come up with one that you […]

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe

March 19, 2010 0 Comments
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe

Yes, Another Recipe For Pasta With Garlic & Oil I am a huge fan of this dish. So much, I’ve already posted this recipe twice on my site at Pasta with Garlic and Oil and Linguine with Garlic and Oil. It is basically the same recipe from my friend Chef Ricco DeLuca but they are […]

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Ebelskiver Recipe

December 30, 2008 33 Comments
Ebelskiver Recipe

  Danish Pancakes – Ebelskiver (Aebleskiver) I have been telling my kids for years about my mom making Ebelskiver (Danish round pancakes) when I was growing up. I remember visiting my grandmother (mormor) in Denmark as a kid and having Ebelskiver in Tivoli Gardens. So when I opened one of my Christmas gifts this year […]

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