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Hi there!  My name is  Tim and this is what I do in my spare time.  It’s mostly me talking about what we had for dinner, but it’s also a fun place to gather a recipe or two and glimpse a picture of that dinner, too. My husband of 20+ years, Victor, and I cook at h...


Knotted Dinner Rolls

  I have been looking at this recipe for six months telling myself I have to make these. I am so sorry I waited so long! They are from Fine Cooking magazine.  And it is rapidly becoming my favorite cooking magazine! These may just be the best – and easiest – din...

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Walnut Raisin Bread

It’s been snowing now for 24 continuous hours. One of the best snowfalls I’ve seen in years. Feet and feet o...

Pane all’Olio
Spaghetti and a Loaf of Bread
Pane al Pistacchio

Apricot Cheese Cake

In baseball parlance, sometimes ya strike out, and sometimes you hit one out of the park. Tonight, I hit one out of the ...

Pear Upside Down Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Sour Cream Apple Pie, Revisited

La Vigilia and Crab Cioppino

The Feast of the Seven Fish… Christmas Eve was once a day of abstinence in the Catholic Church – no meat &#...

Christmas Cookies 2015
Starting the Christmas Cookies
Happy Easter 2015

Olive Oil from Modica

George, our host in Sicily, when we visited last May, is a true Renaissance Man. Once we left the 1-800-world of big-b...

Focaccia – Ragusa-Style
Our Last Night in Modica
Sunday Dinner Sicilian-Style

Butternut Squash and Candied Bacon

Ya know what it’s like when you’ve cooked the same things over-and-over-and-over?!? Of course, you do. We al...

White Bread
Corn Flake Chicken
Crock Pot Phobia

Sunday Breakfast

Imagine being in a house with the smell of freshly-baked scones and bacon wafting through the air… I, of course, d...

Another Vat of Sauce
Sunday Pasta
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