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KOOP Radio Writing on the Air

By On December 22, 2015

I will be on the always fascinating and interesting show “Writing on the Air”, Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 pm with my pals Martha Louise Hunter and Michael McCarthy. I’ll let you… Read More


Happy Holidays!

By On December 23, 2014

Wishing all of you the best Christmas and the happiest New Year from my family to yours! Photo taken at Justine’s Brasserie by the great, great Rocky Schenck. xoxo… Read More


Minestrone with Italian Sausage

By On December 9, 2014

I made a large batch of this soup last Sunday, the fennel gave it such a delicious flavor and it was easy to make and very nice for a second meal. If… Read More


Italian Gnocchi

By On October 8, 2014

  One of our best friends, Jon Dee Graham, and I have been talking about making gnocchi together for years. Finally, we did and what a great time was had with Jon… Read More


Spaghetti with Baked Cherry Tomatoes

By On September 18, 2014

This delicious easy pasta recipe is adapted from Lidia Bastianich. She is a great cook and her book, Lidia Cooks From the Heat of Italy, is fantastic. It is divided into different… Read More


Margherita Pizza on the Grill

By On August 15, 2014

We fired up the grill last night, put the pizza stone on it and made a few pizzas. Really beats heating the house up with a hot oven. With temperatures in the… Read More


Artichokes, Sal de Ibiza & Provence Olive

By On June 13, 2014

This outstanding artichoke recipe is adapted from Giada De Laurentiis. Her recipe calls for anchovies but I didn’t have any, and it really didn’t matter; the chokes were absolutely delicious with olives… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Book Club & Oven Roasted Tomatoes

By On September 6, 2009

Once a month I get together with 10 or so brilliant, witty and beautiful womem to discuss a book that we’ve read. We all bring wine and or an appetizer and some… Read More