Author Archives: Judy's Culinaria

Broccoli with Garlic

With summers that heat up rapidly here we have had trouble in the past growing a good crop of broccoli that matures before it bolts. This year we planted it earlier and changed the planting location and now have been … Continue reading

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Beef Brisket

My sister requests brisket every year for her birthday, and this particular recipe is her new favorite. I use the flat cut of brisket as it cooks more evenly. Roast the brisket the day before you plan to serve it … Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Salad

My friend Kathy gave me this recipe many years ago when we lived in Tokyo. We often exchanged recipes back then as both of us were developing a passion for cooking. My children like this salad because they love to … Continue reading

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Herb Focaccia

The temperatures are still cool here so I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes for focaccia. Several years ago,  I posted a couple of recipes that use potatoes in the dough. This recipe is moist and flavorful … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Peach Cobbler

We have a lot of rhubarb in the yard right now. I like rhubarb combined with berries or apples, but it is also nice with peaches. I have jars of peaches that need using, so it was a good way … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mascarpone Pie

I’ve always enjoyed American-style strawberry pie in which strawberries are suspended in a cornstarch-thickened gel and served with a big dollop of whipped cream. This variation is now my new and preferred favorite, made with puréed strawberries whipped into mascarpone … Continue reading

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Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati II)

I posted a recipe for cucidati a few years ago but I recently tried a different dough recipe given to me by my cousin Barbara. I added cinnamon and orange zest to the tender and flaky dough. It is wonderful. … Continue reading

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Easter Couscous Salad

We have couscous salad every Easter to accompany the grilled leg of lamb. It is nice and light and a favorite with the children in the family. I previously posted a summer version with apricots, blackberries, and balsamic vinegar. This … Continue reading

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Thai Basil Chicken

Years ago, when we lived in Upstate New York, we frequented a Thai restaurant that served a delicious Thai basil chicken dish. My husband ordered it regularly. After moving away and not finding it at local Thai restaurants I tried … Continue reading

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Cod Oreganata

We are about half-way through March and I am growing tired of hearty cold-weather dishes and craving lighter meals such as fish. This recipe has its roots in Sicilian cooking. The flavorful, seasoned breadcrumb topping works well with any white … Continue reading

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