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Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Peas

Ask Victor what his favorite meal is, and he will invariably say “meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas.”   Not even Italian meatloaf.  Just plain ol’ basic meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas.  And basic is the key.  Nothing fancy.  No ...

Malloreddus with Victor’s Homemade Sauce

Tonight’s Monday Pasta comes half-way from La Cucina Italiana magazine.  The pasta is from the magazine, but the sauce is pure Victor. He was looking in the magazine for recipes when I asked in my most-pleading voice if he would make his red sauce toni...

Springerle Cookies

I am one happy baker today!  Really happy! The springerle cookies came out fantastic!  Better tha...

Turkey Soup

This has to be the best part of Thanksgiving… well…  besides all the other best parts,...

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a perfect example of how thought-process-to-meal actually works, sometimes… I was goi...

The Day After

The upside of not hosting a holiday dinner is the chaos, confusion, and dirty dishes are all at som...

Strascinati ai Broccoli

We made a change in the recipe tonight.  I know, I know…  we’re supposed to follow th...

Torrone

I did it! My first real candy-making attempt in years.  I did it! I have cooked and baked all my l...

Au Gratin Potatoes

When Victor first took these out of the oven, my first thought was the immortal words of Oliver Twi...

Jerk Pork Chops

Tonight’s dinner was definitely one of those to there and back again meals.  I really wasn&#...

The Pumpkin That Keeps On Giving

Not quite 4 weeks ago I roasted and pureed a fairytale pumpkin.  A big fairytale pumpkin.  After ...

Chicken-Fried Steak

Ever since that deep fryer walked into this house, I’ve wanted to make Chicken-Fried Steak. C...

Tagliatelle Fresche al Prosciutto Crudo

The fabulous Monday Pasta continues. Tonight we had another hand-made pasta.  Tagliatelle.  Feath...

Clean-Out-The-Refrigerator Risotto

The end of the culinary week is here.  Grocery shopping (and Pasta Monday!) is tomorrow.  That me...