My uncle and I will be venturing down to the Gramercy Park area next time I come into town, and I'm wondering if there are any good, reasonable places that have outdoor dining and are informal around Irving Place and Gramercy Park. Thanks!
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Cookie Dough 4 Ways
Ever wonder how many ways you can eat cookie dough? Here are some suggestions.
Easy Dessert Tart Crust
This easy dessert tart crust is buttery, lightly sweetened, and delicately crispy -- the perfect foolproof base for any sweet filling you can devise.
A classic Spanish rice dish, grilled paella has wow factor to spare. This version is rich and smoky with chorizo, tomato, and paprika, savory from chicken broth and onions, fragrant with saffron and garlic, and packed with chicken, shrimp, and mussels.
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Easy Spinach Lasagna
What's not to love about layers of pasta, gooey cheese, and rich tomato sauce? Lasagna is simply delicious, and this spinach and ricotta version (with Parmesan and mozzarella too) is as easy to make as it is to eat.