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Warm Weather Grilling

Happy Halloween! It was a great day, today!  Sunny and warm…  Perfect for an intimate gathering of three million people in Philly to see the World Series Winning Philadelphia Phillies parade down Broad Street.  I couldn’t even begin to imagine ...

Pork Chops and Lingonberries

My twice-yearly shopping at Ikea always means a couple of jars of Lingonberry Preserves.  We have almost as many flavors of jam and preserves in the ‘fridge and in the cabinets as we do mustards.  I like my sweet and I like my savory. Back home there ...

Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Well…  I had planned on having Pumpkin Soup two nights in a row, but Victor had other ideas&...

Pumpkin Soup

Dinner tonight was just soooo good!  Pumpkin Soup with chicken, barley, black beans… big chu...

Honey Dust

Amanda went to the Renaissance Faire and I got Honey Dust! And Cranberry Honey!  What Fun!  Havi...

Beef Stroganoff

About a million years ago – 1976 – I moved to Lake Tahoe.  A friend of mine, Steve Joh...

Teatro ZinZanni and Ravioli

It’s been a few years since we had dinner at Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco, but I never ti...

Sunday Dinner

Dinner was great!  Victor made Broccoli Soup today!  He made a huge batch because his mom was com...

Sunday Breakfast

It’s all Amanda’s fault!  She said she was bringing sticky buns to a friend’s ho...

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

I’ve had a hankerin’ for baked potatoes for a while, now.  I don’t seem to eat m...

Fresh French Bread

  I brought home a ton of cheese yesterday.  It happens every time I work the cheese section i...

Sausage Calzone – Victor Style

I came home from work yesterday to the most wonderful aromas wafting through the house!  Victor wa...

Potage d’oignon dans Les Halles

We have friends in Paris right now.  I hate them. They have rented a flat for a month in the 7th....

The Last Summer Salad?!?

Beautiful weather out there and that called for a salad.  We’ve already been flirting with t...

Chicken with Spicy Peaches

This was an easy one.  Okay… They’re ALL easy ones.  But this one was really an easy ...