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Gravlax with Absolut Citron

Gravlax is a Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs. There are many variations- some are savory, while others are sweet and tangy. Gravlax with Absolute Citron takes only a few minutes to prep, but requires 24 hours to cure.

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Thai Cilantro Dipping Sauce

I came up with this flavorful, delicious recipe for a beer tasting we had at the club. Thai Cilantro Dipping Sauce is perfect for chicken, pork, white fish, and grilled vegetables.

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Lobster Risotto with White Wine and Veggies

Lobster Risotto with White Wine and Veggies – Cooks and Eats

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Narcisi Winery, Gibsonia, PA

Last weekend my sister was celebrating her birthday, and wanted to meet at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, PA. I had never heard of the winery, but was eager to have a meal with my family, and enjoy some Italian food and wine. A bit of a preface- Pennsylvania wines are usually less than exceptional because of the lack of sun, wet climate, and baron soil. What results, are wines that are lacking body, and depth. Most east coast wines are also unbearably sweet.

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Istanbul Sofra, Pittsburgh, PA

Many different restaurants have occupied the space at 7600 Forbes Avenue in Regent Square. One of the busiest intersections in Pittsburgh, it would …

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Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole Recipe

I’ve recently been spending some time in the kitchen perfecting my guacamole recipe- give this a try and let me know how it works for you!

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Point Brugge Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA

    I haven’t been to Point Brugge Cafe in two years.  I’ve been busy… Sad excuse.  Its one of my favorite eating …

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Top 20 Restaurants where College Students Can Eat In Pittsburgh, PA

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a seasoned senior, you should already know that Pittsburgh is an incredible college town. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities, culture, sporting events and restaurants. In fact, the ‘burgh has a wide variety of restaurants from all the over world from Caribbean to India to Germany. But, which places can you afford to go to on a limited budget that isn’t Primanti’s or Quaker Steak’s?

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Cenacolo, North Huntingoton, PA

I’m constantly asked, “Where can you get authentic Italian food in Pittsburgh?” Until recently, I didn’t have an answer. Last Saturday I had the opportunity to dine at Cenacolo- Pittsburgh’s first truly authentic Italian eatery, located in North Huntington, PA.

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo Recipe

Fra Diavolo is the name given to a spicy sauce (usually red) that is used with fresh pasta and seafood. In this particular recipe, I use jumbo shrimp.

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