Nicole Gaffney

Chef, writer, music lover and second runner up on season 10 of Food Network Star. I live at the Jersey Shore and cook simple, seasonal full-flavored food.

Homemade Laminated Dough: Croissant Buns

These Croissant Buns make for an excellent baking project for a cozy winter weekend. Start by making a homemade laminated dough on Friday evening and they’ll be ready to devour over the weekend.

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Blood Orange Almond Cake

This recipe may seem simple, but it’s depth of flavor thanks to the almond batter, citrus on top and a dollop of yogurt when serving, make it out-of-this-world beautiful. Inside and out.

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Cucumber and Melon Salad

Sweet and salty, crisp and juicy, this crunchy cucumber and melon salad is tossed together with mint and feta to be a perfect side for the rest of summer.

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Chicken Milanese

An Italian classic, Chicken Milanese is a dish that can be seen on many a restaurant menu or personal cookbook. Simple, yet flavorful and easy to master.

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Lobster and Corn Fritters

If you have leftover lobster, this is the perfect recipe to feature the seafood. Fried with juicy sweet corn and served with a lemon and tarragon aioli, it’s hard to resist eating all of these lobster fritters.

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Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta

Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta is a wonderful summertime dish. Fresh vegetables and nice toasty bread combine to kick off a summer barbecue just right!

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