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Cinderella Pumpkin

I picked up a big ol’ Cinderella Pumpkin today.  Big. The Cinderella Pumpkin is a Vin Rouge D’ Etampes – an heirloom pumpkin from France. They have a deep orange-red skin and are slightly ribbed and flat.  And they taste fantastic!  Natur...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I needed a cookie fix today.  The weather forecasters are calling for torrential, biblical, end-of-the-world, monsoon rains to hit this evening and continue into Friday. Sounds good to me.  I love Mother Nature at her finest. But…  While we can still ...

Strozzapreti e Capesante al Limone

We had friends arrive from Rochester last night for a layover on their way to Paris.  Weather dela...

Beef Stew and Fresh-Baked Bread

The weather was wet and chilly all day long.  Perfect for a pot of stew and a loaf of bread.  I&#...

Roasted Butternut Squash with 6-Cheese Tortellini

After playing tourist in Philadelphia all day, we needed sustenance when we got home. We had seen t...

Pizza

  There haven’t been many posts the last few days, but it’s not because we haven...

Chicken and Chorizo

The calendar is saying one more day to Fall.  The thermometer is saying it’s definitely stil...

Tagliatelle con Broccolo Romanesco

It is actually becoming difficult to describe how wonderful and delicious our Monday Pasta is…...

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

I’ve been having a bit of fun in the office…  I decided to reformat my computer and br...

Tri-Tip and Stuffed Tomatoes

Three’s Company! We have a friend spending the night which always means a little extra twist ...

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

It’s the chicken that keeps on giving – and it hasn’t finished, yet! Tonight was ...

Roasted Figs

Victor found the perfect dessert.  He was watching TV yesterday and somewhere saw figs roasted wit...

Creamy Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

I’m trying to rush fall, a bit.   I’m ready for the fall foods.  Grocery stores are ...

Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa

Pasta Monday.  I have died and gone to Gastronomic Heaven.  How can so few ingredients pack such ...

Salsicci con Finocchi e Olive

It was cold and damp today – a perfect excuse for me to sit in the office and work on a websi...