November 15, 2019

Ever since she was a child, Rebecca Bruck has been making meals for her family. She loves to cook—especially fish—and has fond memories growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, sailing with her dad, fishing on her parents’ boat, and eating fresh seafood at neighborhood restaurants.

Today, Rebecca puts that passion to play in her mental health counseling practice. “During therapy sessions, I encourag...

August 11, 2019

Now that it’s time for great tomatoes, do yourself a favor and give this amazing gazpacho recipe a try.

It’s become our go-to gazpacho, it’s so good!

After I read the description of this gazpacho in the NY Times and remembered how good it was when Chef Jose Garces made it at his house a couple of years ago,  I needed to give it a try. Use the best tomatoes and olive oil you can....

December 28, 2018

Are you looking for a simple appetizer to make for your New Years Eve or day festivities.  You can't go wrong with these antipasto cups.  They are easy to make and you can follow the recipe or put your own spin on them by changing up some of the ingredients.  Using marinated mozzarella and artichokes hearts will give added flavor.  I used roasted, marinated artichoke hearts which added extra depth...

November 20, 2018

Are you looking for a last minute appetizer to make on Thanksgiving?  This dip is one that your guests won't be able to resist.    The recipe is so good you may want to double it.

  • 4 strips of bacon

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced

  • Pinch of sugar

  • Pinch of flakey sea salt (like Maldon)

  • 1 tablespoon sherry (optional)

  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup...

September 4, 2017

Since we're moving into apple season, it's a good time to revisit this delicious apple cake. If you've got an abundance of apples, this will put them to good use. 

I’d seen this recipe on Smitten Kitchen and then my cousin called raving about this great apple cake she’d made. She was right!
 

For the apples:

  • 6 apples, McIntosh or whatever looks good

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 5 tables...

April 6, 2017

Looking for a brunch recipe for a crowd? This croissant breakfast casserole will be a big hit!

With Easter and Mother's Day just around the corner, you can make it ahead of time and bake it before company comes.

If you can start it the night before, you’ll benefit from it sitting around overnight so the croissants can absorb the liquid. Serves 8.

  • 1 pound croissants (about 5 to 7), split in half l...

March 6, 2017

This slow roasted duck is the Accidental Locavore's favorite way to roast a duck.

If you've got an afternoon, and need an excuse to binge watch ______, this is your meal.

The fact that it couldn't be easier, or more delicious, are just bennies.

A V-shaped roasting rack helps, but you can do it with a regular rack and roasting pan. Clean-up is much easier if you lightly oil the rack.

Slow Roasted...

November 3, 2016

Sour cream coffee cake is definitely a throwback to another era.

It's comfort food and seems to be making a comeback.

For whatever reason, it's been on the Accidental Locavore’s radar for a while now.

But then there were all those apple cakes.

And then, today, it seemed like the right time.

Months ago, I found the recipe my friend Alan’s mom gave me way back when.

She made the best coffee cake and she f...

October 7, 2016

Since we're moving into apple season, it's a good time to revisit this delicious apple cake. If you've got an abundance of apples, this will put them to good use. 

I’d seen this recipe on Smitten Kitchen and then my cousin called raving about this great apple cake she’d made. She was right!
 

For the apples:

  • 6 apples, McIntosh or whatever looks good

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 5 tables...

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