Recipes

All of Gale's recipes that are available on the site are listed below. Or, you can choose to filter by cookbook by clicking on one of the following links:

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  • Almond Lemon and Rosemary Cake
    September 10th, 2017

    Makes 12 – 16 servings Ingredients ¾ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream 1 ½ cups sugar 4 eggs 1 … Continue reading


    Sicilian Caponata
    September 10th, 2017

    Serves 4 Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 eggplant, cubed 1 red bell pepper, cubed 1 red onion, chopped 2 … Continue reading


    Kofta Kebabs
    September 10th, 2017

    Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 pound ground lamb 3 Tablespoons minced onion 3 … Continue reading


    Greek Potato Garlic Dip
    September 10th, 2017

    Makes 2 cups Ingredients: 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters (about 1 pound) 1 teaspoon salt, plus 1 … Continue reading


    Palmiers
    June 23rd, 2017

    Makes 24 pieces Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry 1 cup sugar (or vanilla sugar) 1/ 8 teaspoon salt Mix the … Continue reading


    Zucchini with Tarragon
    June 23rd, 2017

    Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 zucchini 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tablespoon chopped tarragon … Continue reading


    Chicken Dijon
    June 23rd, 2017

    Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil 6 chicken thighs or 8 drumsticks … Continue reading


    Salad Lyonaise
    June 23rd, 2017

    Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 8 cups (1 head) frisee lettuce or curly endive, washed 4 slices of back bacon, ¼-inch … Continue reading


    Orange Scented Flan
    February 7th, 2017

    Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: 1 ½ cups sugar ½ cup water 1 can Evaporate Milk plus Enough whole milk … Continue reading


    Roasted Fall Fruits with Vanilla and Frosted Almonds
    November 29th, 2016

    Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 2 medium peaches, ripe 2 Barlet pears, ripe 2 plums or 1 cup pitted fresh … Continue reading


    Escarole and Sausage with White Beans
    November 29th, 2016

    Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 pound bulk or link Italian sausage, sweet or hot (about 4 sausages) 4 cloves garlic, minced … Continue reading


    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Peppers
    November 29th, 2016

    Makes 24 Ingredients: 12 Sweet peppers (yellow, red and orange) 24 U-20 Shrimp, shelled and cleaned 12 Bacon strips, cut … Continue reading


    Blueberry Apricot Brown Butter Financiers
    August 23rd, 2016

    Financiers are simply buttery sponge cakes, with a scoop of almond flour added for moistness and flavor. They are the perfect … Continue reading


    Applesauce Cinnamon Doughnuts
    July 29th, 2014

    Ingredients: For the doughnutdough: 3 1/2 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon … Continue reading


    Pea and Garlic Dip
    June 25th, 2014

      This is a perfect spring and summer dipping dish. It smacks of the first produce of the season and … Continue reading


    Irish Coffee
    August 22nd, 2013

    This cocktail is always served in an Irish coffee cup, which is clear to show off the light cream against the … Continue reading


    Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake
    August 22nd, 2013

    This impressive cake can be made ahead. Wrap the layers in plastic and keep them at room temperature for 1 day. The assembled … Continue reading


    Raspberry Rhubarb Pie
    May 8th, 2013

    To make Myrna’s crust: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up and … Continue reading


    Almond Ciabatta French Toast
    April 6th, 2009

    At Osteria di Tramonto, the Italian restaurant I owned with my partners we always had table bread left over at … Continue reading


    Watermelon Gazpacho
    April 6th, 2009

    The first time I hosted a dinner party in my own apartment was when my parents came to visit me … Continue reading


    Quick Pear Streusel Coffee Cake
    April 6th, 2009

    My grandma Elsie on my mother’s side was a great baker in the Austro-Hungarian tradition. Strudels, poppyseeed cakes, coffee cakes, … Continue reading


    Plum Crostata
    March 20th, 2008

    Under the name of tarte aux quetsches, plum tart is a favorite dessert all over Alsace, especially in the fall … Continue reading


    Chocolate-Almond Upside-Down Cake
    March 16th, 2008

    Who says upside-down cake has to be a vanilla cake with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries? This chocolate cake with … Continue reading


    Vita’s Ricotta Doughnuts
    March 16th, 2008

    My Sicilian-American mother-in-law, Vita Seidita, taught me how to make these tender-on-the-inside, crisp-on-the-outside doughnuts, which she often made for her … Continue reading


    Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberry Mash
    March 16th, 2008

    My husband Jimmy stops reading the dessert menu when he reaches panna cotta, a creamy, easily-made custard sometimes flecked with … Continue reading