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Pane Pugliese and Lentilles du Puy

More bread.  I just can’t think of a better food right now.  It’s still a bazillion degrees below zero (or so it seems) and the only sensible thing is to stay indoors and heat the kitchen. I’ve been making this particular bread for years....

Mexican Mac & Cheese

I pulled some chorizo out of the freezer this morning with a vague idea of something spicy for dinner.  The only tangible was the sausage.  Everything else was open for inspiration. Did I mention it’s about a million degrees below zero?  Okay.  Not ...

Instant Asian – Sorta

Of all the foods in all the world, Chinese is the one I am least comfortable cooking. I can get my ...

Shake ‘n Bake. And I Helped!

We were talking with a friend the other day and she mentioned she was having Shake ‘n Bake po...

Pseudo Risotto and Fresh-Baked Bread

I couldn’t get dinner on the table fast enough, tonight.   And I tell ya – I have fou...

Pane Bigio

Today was another bread-making day.  Howling winds, pouring rain…  No way was I stepping ou...

Sunday Chicken Dinner

This meal is Ann’s fault.  She went on and on about how wonderful a roast chicken is; how ma...

Sunday Breakfast

Blueberry pancakes topped with warmed lemon curd. Is this the way to start a Sunday, or what?!? I m...

Billowing Clouds of Smoke

I made a quick loaf of beer bread tonight.  Chicken sandwiches on warm, fresh bread just sounded g...

Cleaning Out the Spice Cabinet

When we bought the house nine years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) the first...

Road to Morocco

My last paper copy of Today’s Diet and Nutrition magazine arrived a couple of days ago.  (Unf...

Sunday Dinner

Homemade meatballs, sausages, and pork loin,  rigatoni, cheese, homemade Pane Siciliano, pepperoni...

Andouille and Beans

Andouille, chicken, beans, peppers, tomatoes…  A pot of simmering wonderfulness in a mere 20...

More Truffles

What do you do when you have truffle sauce left over from a previous dinner?!?  Why… you rew...

Filets and Truffles

All good things must come to an end. This good thing was the truffles our dear friends Ann and Juli...