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The Westchester Magazine Kitchen Confidential Recipe Collection


By day or on the clock, these County residents are crunching numbers, drawing up marketing plans, and driving carpools. But on their own time and dime, they’re seriously pursuing their passion for cooking. While others are making reservations, ordering in pizza, or picking up some takeout, these everyday chefs are whipping up gourmet meals—from scratch—for their lucky friends and family. Here, they offer up their best tips, shortcuts, words of advice, and even secret—until now, that is—recipes.

Gina M. Larson-Stoller

Grilled Lemongrass Pork
with Cold Sesame Noodles 

Brian Murdock

You Won’t Believe It’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

Wendy Pregiato

Sesame Ginger Salmon
over Lemon Slices 

Elly Kelly

Pear and Dried Cherry Frangipane Cake 

Susan C. Beer

Chocolate Roulade 

Lisa Ocasio

Fontina Risotto Cakes
with Fresh Chives 

Mike Zollner

Cauliflower Puree:
“Faux Mashed Potatoes” 

Todd A. Stankiewicz

Cajun Salmon with Tropical Salsa and Baked Plantains 



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