• Butternut Squash Risotto

    It’s officially Fall – I’ve made our first Butternut Squash Risotto of the season. This is something I’ll make a couple of times over the next few months. I may not write about them all, but I’ll be making it. It really is the epitome of the fall season. Roasted […]

    Butternut Squash Risotto
  • Birthday Beef Stew

    We always get to choose what we want for our birthday dinner, and Cybil is no exception. 11 years ago, today, she chose us to be her forever family at the Chester County SPCA. I remember driving home after doing the paperwork, paying the fees, promising to get her spayed… […]

    Birthday Beef Stew
  • Pork Pies

    A while back I picked up a package of ground pork at the grocers. As is typical of my shopping habits, I had no plan for it, but knew that I could do something with it, eventually. Yesterday morning, while going through the freezer to see what I would fix […]

    Pork Pies
  • Sunday Supper Times Three

      Spicy pulled pork atop cheesy, creamy polenta! A kinda Mexico meets Italy via the Bronx. Or something. I’ve been jonesin’ for polenta for a while, and when Victor came in with the latest haul from the garden this morning, I knew what I was making! A few tomatoes and […]

    Sunday Supper Times Three
  • Stuffed Peppers

    This has not been a stellar year for our backyard garden, but the few things we have gotten have been really good. The tomatoes have been rich and sweet and the peppers have just bounded with flavor – from the sweet bells to the fiery reds – they have been […]

    Stuffed Peppers
  • Chicken and Sweets

    Victor made a totally awesome hash for dinner last night – complete with perfectly-runny eggs nestled into it. I had just come in from a bit of physical therapy on my shoulder and didn’t bother to grab the camera. I grabbed a fork, instead. But it was so good that […]

    Chicken and Sweets
  • Ricotta Ravioli with Asparagus Cream

    What do lemon and ricotta ravioli and asparagus have in common? A love of cream, for one… Something I have in common with them, as well! I’ve always liked ricotta and Victor makes really good ricotta, but it was being in Sicily and having a huge lunch at a ricotta […]

    Ricotta Ravioli with Asparagus Cream
  • Labor Day Indoor Picnic

    As a kid, Labor Day was my all-time-least-favorite holiday. It meant the following day was the first day of school. I hated school. Really. I was not one of those kids who just couldn’t wait to write my dissertation on “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” I was good […]

    Labor Day Indoor Picnic
  • Seafood Pappardelle

    I’m not sure where to start, tonight. Should I start with the light-as-air homemade pappardelle pasta? Or should I sing praises to the sauce of fresh tomatoes, crab, and Alaskan cod? Or… since they were mixed together, just speak of one of the best meals I’ve had in ages?!? I […]

    Seafood Pappardelle
  • Salads and Stuff

    Once upon a time, we ate dinner-sized salads all the time. Lots of fresh greens and veggies, a bit of something grilled, and a simple dressing. Basic, colorful, fun, and filling. And reasonably nutritious. When we moved Nonna in with us, our eating habits changed quite a bit. Because of […]

    Salads and Stuff

Tim in the Kitchen »

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

September 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

It’s officially Fall – I’ve made our first Butternut Squash Risotto of the season. This is something I’ll make a couple of times over the next few...

  • Birthday Beef Stew
    Birthday Beef Stew

    We always get to choose what we want for our birthday dinner, and Cybil is no exception. 11 years ago, today,...

    September 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm
  • Pork Pies
    Pork Pies

    A while back I picked up a package of ground pork at the grocers. As is typical of my shopping habits, I had no...

    September 9, 2014 at 8:54 am
  • Sunday Supper Times Three
    Sunday Supper Times Three

      Spicy pulled pork atop cheesy, creamy polenta! A kinda Mexico meets Italy via the Bronx. Or something. I’ve...

    September 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Victor in the Kitchen »

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

September 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm

This has not been a stellar year for our backyard garden, but the few things we have gotten have been really good. The tomatoes have been rich and sweet and the peppers have...

  • Seafood Pappardelle
    Seafood Pappardelle

    I’m not sure where to start, tonight. Should I start with the light-as-air homemade pappardelle pasta? Or...

    August 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm
  • Pre-Birthday Bash
    Pre-Birthday Bash

    Tomorrow is my 62nd birthday. I remember as a child of the ’50s thinking that in the year 2000 I would be...

    July 27, 2014 at 7:19 pm
  • Pasta Salad
    Pasta Salad

    One of the Rites of Summer is a bottomless bowl of pasta salad in the ‘fridge. I usually leave the pasta-salad-making...

    June 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Bread »

Pane Siciliano Tre

Pane Siciliano Tre

June 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I got into the kitchen early this morning. I haven’t really been playing a lot, lately, and decided today was the perfect day to make up for lost calories. First thing...

  • Pane Siciliano
    Pane Siciliano

    Last night I pulled out my beat-up old copy of  The Italian Baker by Carol Field.  I had planned on making her...

    May 25, 2014 at 2:38 am
  • Onion Pistachio Bread
    Onion Pistachio Bread

      When Victor said he was going to make gnocchi for dinner this morning, my first thought – after OH...

    March 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm
  • Walnut Raisin Bread
    Walnut Raisin Bread

      I have been baking bread for more years than I care to admit to. From the thousands upon thousands of loaves...

    January 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Dessert »

Bahamian Rum Cake

Bahamian Rum Cake

August 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Mom would have loved this cake! While I was putting it together, I kept thinking of her making cakes, poking holes in them, pouring syrupy goodness over them… she had...

  • Chocolate from Modica
    Chocolate from Modica

    Okay… It’s 10:50am and I just did something I never do at this time of day. I went into the kitchen...

    August 5, 2014 at 11:35 am
  • Fried Apple Pie
    Fried Apple Pie

      We have a work party coming up next week and I need to come up with a dessert for the Party Hearty Dessert...

    July 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  • Blueberry Peach Pie
    Blueberry Peach Pie

    I had planned to make a blueberry caramel the other day, based on the raspberry caramel I made last week. Notice...

    July 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

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Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

It’s officially Fall – I’ve made our first Butternut Squash Risotto of the season. This is something I’ll make a couple of times over the next few months. I may not write about them all, but I’ll be making it. It really is the epitome of the fall season. Roasted […]

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Birthday Beef Stew

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Sunday Supper Times Three

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  Spicy pulled pork atop cheesy, creamy polenta! A kinda Mexico meets Italy via the Bronx. Or something. I’ve been jonesin’ for polenta for a while, and when Victor came in with the latest haul from the garden this morning, I knew what I was making! A few tomatoes and […]

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Stuffed Peppers

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This has not been a stellar year for our backyard garden, but the few things we have gotten have been really good. The tomatoes have been rich and sweet and the peppers have just bounded with flavor – from the sweet bells to the fiery reds – they have been […]

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Victor made a totally awesome hash for dinner last night – complete with perfectly-runny eggs nestled into it. I had just come in from a bit of physical therapy on my shoulder and didn’t bother to grab the camera. I grabbed a fork, instead. But it was so good that […]

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