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Stuffed Artichokes

The other day at the produce market, I picked up a couple of big ol’ artichokes.  My first thought was “Victor can stuff these.” I thought that because Victor makes really, really good stuffed artichokes. While we always had artichokes grow...

Leftovers

With two types of soup in the ‘fridge and a hunk of bread left from Sunday, it just didn’t make any sense to cook something else, tonight!  Soup it was! I had a big bowl of the pipian, Victor had the navy bean.  We both had the bread. I’ll...

Baked Chicken and Rice – Mexican-Style

I think I’m doing reasonably well on my quest to lose some weight.  Less than 2 pounds to go...

Sunny Sunday Bread and Soup

  The weather is just not cooperating with me! It got chilly and started raining last night.  ...

Pipian Soup

It’s amazing what one can do with a jar of Dona Maria Pipian Sauce… Since the local Sup...

Fresh From The Garden

I lead a charmed and wonderful life.  I get to spend 40 hours a week talking to a huge cross-secti...

Roast Turkey

I’ve watched the price of turkey at the deli counter just get higher and higher.  I’m ...

One-Pot Boeuf Bourguignon

It’s hard to mess with a classic – and Boeuf Bourguignon is definitely one of the class...

Baked Mini Ravioli

My clever ruse worked. I took some Italian sausage out of the freezer before heading off to work th...

Shrimp Cakes

I thought about these all day long!  I was looking around Epicurious.com last night for something ...

Bread and Butter (and a bowl of soup!)

Crusty Italian Bread and Butter – what a treat! What was once a mainstay of our diets is now ...

Alton Brown’s Swiss Steak

Several lifetimes ago when I lived at Tahoe and worked at The Old Post Office in Carnelian Bay, I h...

A Simple Steak

Sometimes ya just want a steak.  That was tonight.  Thick, juicy, really, really rare… A St...

Mildly Moroccan

Buying groceries is a committment.  I think I’ve noted before that we don’t have buyer...

30 Minute Paella

Hot out of the oven paella!  It doesn’t get much better than this – unless it was hot ...