Citrusy Mango Cheesecake

It’s finally getting warm out here in Philadelphia. It’s been a brutal winter, and we just about had enough—at least I have. Now that we’re in spring, we’re getting better mangoes in the supermarket, which is one of the best parts about the spring and summer to me. A love for mangoes has been engrained…

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Gluten-Free Tahini Brownies

Gluten-free typically isn’t my thing. Mainly because I’m a glutton for gluten, but lawd have mercy there’s a love connection between me and flourless brownies. They really speak to my soul like… “You just get me. Luv ya lots, Flourless Brownie.” Like anyone else, I really love fudgey, slightly undercooked brownies that pretty much glue…

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Short Rib Ragù

Ragù has always been a tradition in my house. Growing up my dad prepared it weekly, mainly because it was an easy dinner. And in those days, ragù sauce came in the form of a jar and pasta came in the form of a box from the supermarket—not exactly authentic, but I didn’t know any…

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Apple Fritters

I’m what’s called selectively health conscious. What that means is that I eat very well during the week—I eat lean proteins, lots of vegetables and good carbs—but by the time Friday comes, that all goes out the window—give me all the sugar and fats. I try and keep a good balance between the two so…

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