Spring Salads Spring Salads
In Your Easter Bonnet In Your Easter Bonnet
Leftover Turkey Leftover Turkey
Eggplant Relish Eggplant Relish
Tim in the Kitchen Spring Salads

Spring Salads

We’re both salad-eaters and love dinner salads. Alas, our roommate doesn’t. I usually don’t like cooking one meal for us and another for Nonna, but, tonight I was really craving a salad and there really is no other way around it.  It wasn’t a huge departure from our dinner – […]

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Victor in the Kitchen Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner

  It’s raining. The perfect excuse to stay inside and make pasta and bake bread. Or, rather, me bake bread and Victor make pasta. You go with your strengths. Victor makes the best pasta this side of Napoli – and I’ve made more than two loaves of bread in my […]

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Desserts Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

  After yesterday’s Coca-Cola Cake Disaster, I had to come up with something new. My first thought was to make a peach pie with the frozen peaches from last summer – but cookies were quicker. Sometimes speed trumps desire. (I may be making that pie this weekend, though. I want […]

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Bread Onion Pistachio Bread

Onion Pistachio Bread

  When Victor said he was going to make gnocchi for dinner this morning, my first thought – after OH BOY!! – was I should bake a loaf of bread to go along with it. I grabbed my trusty copy of James Beard’s Beard on Bread and started looking for […]

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Spring Salads
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

Spring Salads

We’re both salad-eaters and love dinner salads. Alas, our roommate doesn’t. I usually don’t like cooking one meal for us and another for Nonna, but, tonight I was really craving a salad and there really is no other way around it.  It wasn’t a huge departure from our dinner – […]

In Your Easter Bonnet
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

In Your Easter Bonnet

Growing up in a large family had its advantages around the holidays. We never did things small. We colored dozens of eggs at Easter, had Easter Egg hunts out in the back yard, Easter baskets filled with candy, new clothes, and a huge dinner – ham if we were at […]

Leftover Turkey
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

Leftover Turkey

  So yesterday I roasted a turkey. I was doing my regular Monday grocery shopping when I espied turkeys on sale. Total impulse-buy. Ya have to do it once in a while… Turkey requires a few accoutrements and we had a few… gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce, rolls… […]

Eggplant Relish
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

Eggplant Relish

  Eggplant has been calling my name for the past few days, but I wasn’t sure just how to answer. I wanted it kinda mixed in with other stuff, but I didn’t want a caponata. I had seen a recipe once upon a time for a relish where eggplant and […]

My Dinner Date with Nonna
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

My Dinner Date with Nonna

Victor is in Chicago.  Once upon a time, a business trip for him meant an at-home project for me. Something messy, borderline-destructive… Infinitely fun. But times have changed. Now, it means an actual dinner for two instead of the chili dogs I used to make for myself while Victor was […]

Catching Up
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

Catching Up

You’d think we had stopped eating around here! I’ve been pretty busy migrating websites – including this one – onto a new hosting account.  The old account was old and clunky. Some sites were taking forever to load – and that’s just not a good thing. So… to make a […]

Onion Pistachio Bread
Bread / Food Stuff

Onion Pistachio Bread

  When Victor said he was going to make gnocchi for dinner this morning, my first thought – after OH BOY!! – was I should bake a loaf of bread to go along with it. I grabbed my trusty copy of James Beard’s Beard on Bread and started looking for […]

Sunday Dinner
Food Stuff / Victor in the Kitchen

Sunday Dinner

  It’s raining. The perfect excuse to stay inside and make pasta and bake bread. Or, rather, me bake bread and Victor make pasta. You go with your strengths. Victor makes the best pasta this side of Napoli – and I’ve made more than two loaves of bread in my […]

Lobster Mac and Cheese
Tim in the Kitchen

Lobster Mac and Cheese

  Yesterday’s impulse shopping of the day was two lobster tails – on sale for 50% off.  I looked into the case, saw lobster tails on sale and immediately knew we were going to have lobster mac & cheese for dinner tonight. They’re just not something I buy often. In […]

Chicken and Spinach Pesto
Tim in the Kitchen

Chicken and Spinach Pesto

  Tomorrow is the first day of Spring. It is pouring rain outside, but it may be sunny and get up to the low ’50s tomorrow. Oh joy. I loved the snow, but with winter officially over, I’m officially ready for some warmer weather – and a bit of a […]

Corned Beef sans Cabbage
Food Stuff / Tim in the Kitchen

Corned Beef sans Cabbage

Ah… the day before St Paddy’s Day… That Irish-American holiday serving a meat the Irish produced but were too poor to afford to eat back in Ireland. It took a famine and emigration – along with a proximity to Jewish immigrants and their corned brisket – to create that Irish-American […]

Pork Tenderloin and Fava Beans
Tim in the Kitchen

Pork Tenderloin and Fava Beans

  Frozen fava beans. Who woulda thunk?!? I really like fava beans but they’re not easy to come by out here in the sterile Philadelphia suburbs. Frozen Dried favas are really only good for mashing or for soup – they’re just too mushy – but the frozen seemed to be […]

Alaskan Cod
Victor in the Kitchen

Alaskan Cod

  I love it when Victor heads into the kitchen. We love the same foods but we do cook differently. I’m the primary cook so I tend to be a bit more cavalier in my attitude – and messes. Victor is more precise, and while I can splatter a wall […]

Risotto
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Risotto

  Risotto… one of my most-favorite comfort foods. I couldn’t tell you when I first had a risotto. It certainly wasn’t something my mom cooked.  Pop wasn’t exactly crazy about rice to begin with and any rice in the house was probably Uncle Ben’s or Rice-A-Roni. Arborio – or any […]

Feed a Cold, Feed a Fever
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Feed a Cold, Feed a Fever

  I’ve caught a cold. Dealing with the great unwashed masses has its drawbacks. Germs being the number one. I do my best – I wash my hands constantly and try to avoid that hacking, slobbering person coughing into their hands and then grabbing the coffee pot and creamer – […]