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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

It was so nice to come home tonight to dinner cooking.  I do love a man who can cook!  And Victor can definitely cook. I’ve mentioned many times that a little twist is all it takes to go from simple to sumptuous.  It’s that little bit of unexpe...

Rice Cakes and Lamb Chops

The lamb chops were a given for dinner tonight.  i had picked them up Monday and actually planned to have them last night.  The soup trumped the chops  for one meal, but I don’t like keeping raw meats in the ‘fridge more than a day or two. So l...

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Last week I received an email recipe from La Cucina Italiana.  It was a Spring soup – aspara...

Chicken on the Barbie

So the first official day of Spring was in the mid-70’s today.  I say official, because it&#...

A Cross-Cultural St Paddy’s Day

Ah…  St Paddy’s Day…  A truly Irish-American holiday.  And my grandfather̵...

Spring Salads

By the time March hits, I’m usually craving salads.  Usually, the weather isn’t cooper...

Knotted Dinner Rolls

  I have been looking at this recipe for six months telling myself I have to make these. I am s...

Unusual Meals

Around here, “unusual meals” are more the norm than the exception.  It’s great t...

The BLTA Cheese Burger

That’s a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and Colby Jack Burger.  With mayonnaise, ketchup, ...

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Grilled steaks are good.  Broccoli rabe is good. Twice-baked sweet potatoes are outstanding! The s...

Lemon Meringue Pie

For the past few days I’ve been staring at the cover of the latest Fine Cooking magazine.  A...

Beef and Mushroom Crêpes

One of my favorite restaurants back in San Francisco was a place called CREPEVINE.  It was on 9th ...

Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner.  What a great tradition.  It was usually a big dinner day for us when we were kids...

Crab Cakes and Pound Cake

By the time Saturday afternoon rolls around, I’m one tired puppy.  It’s the end of my ...