Roasted Whole Duck with Orange Marmalade

The marmalade can be made the night (or even a couple days) before. That way, you simply roast the duck the day of an enjoy assembling dew parts of the dish. Note: If you have a brand of marmalade you really love, feel free to substitute a jar to save time. Yield: 4 servings ORANGE  Continue Reading »

Whole Roasted Chicken with Bacon

This recipe is so simple and comes from my childhood. The double layer of the bacon and chicken skin makes this chicken so tasty. 4-6 servings 1 3-3 ½  pound whole chicken, gutted Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 lemons, cut into 8 wedges each 8 strips bacon 1 tablespoon Dijon  Continue Reading »

Beef Meatballs and Sauce 
with Rigatoni

This recipe is a complete throwback to my childhood. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy a dish of dried pasta with these meatballs, sauce, and cheese. I think if you make your own meatballs, you get a pass on making pasta from scratch. The al dente rigatoni has got that wonderful texture against  Continue Reading »