Tim and Victor's Totally Joyous Recipes

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We have recipes from family reunions, heart-healthy from the ’90s, artery-clogging from the ’60’s, rustic breads, gooey desserts, hundreds of recipes from friends and family, quick and easy ideas, and whatever we decided to pull together for dinner.
Eclectic, to say the least.

And eclectic really does sum up what it’s all about – fun food for fun people with something for any occasion.

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Torta di Patate

When I described what I was thinking of making for dinner, tonight, Victor’s first comment was You’re going to be a force to be reckoned with when you’re retired. I think he was making reference to the messes I was going to create, not my culinary abilities, but...


We don’t seem to eat a lot of spaghetti, anymore. We both love it but Nonna no longer cares for long noodles. Our pasta dishes have become more rigatoni and penne – and less linguine and vermicelli. But, every now and again, the stars align and spaghetti ends up in th...

Mafaldine and Semelle

We just had a quiet dinner at home. Nonna is off with her eldest son, so it was time to break out the long noodles and bake some bread. Nonna’s no longer a fan of noodles – spaghetti, linguine, pappardelle – so we don’t have them as often as we used to. To...

San Francisco Sourdough

It’s 84° outside – that’s 29°C for the rest of the world – perfect weather for baking bread. I really do like baking bread on hot days – proofing the dough outside in Mother Nature’s All-Natural Proofing Box makes for some great bread. And to...

Berry Cake in a Pie Plate

My original plan this weekend was to make a Bourbon Barrel Cake. I have to admit, that for a store-bought cake, these things are pretty good. On the other hand, there are more artificial ingredients, flavor and texture enhancers, and additives in it than I will normally go for. H...

Prime Rib and the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past

The quiet day turned into a quiet night. And a really great dinner. And a great dessert. Prime Rib. Not something I buy often. Nor anything I cook often. Lord knows I cooked enough of them in my early Hyatt days, but not so much, anymore. Granted, it’s one of the easiest pi...


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