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BBQ Ribs

♫ Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… ♫ Finally a decent-weather day.  Low 80s and low humidity.  I could live with this.  Alas, today is the only day we’re getting good weather.  Back to high humidity tonight. Oh well…  I enj...

Roasted Tomatoes

We were down at the shore this past weekend celebrating birthdays – my 60th and my nephews 16th.  We were in Point Pleasant – way north of Atlantic City and only 11 miles south of Asbury Park. I have some pretty foggy memories of Asbury Park circ...

Bruschetta and Pizza

We had bread for dinner, tonight. Both were topped with tomato, cheese, and meat.  The similarity ...

Pork Cutlets with Walnuts, Raisins, and Speck

I just love La Cucina Italiana.  Every issue has something in it that I just need to make. It̵...

Grilled Peaches

There’s a new cheese in town.  White Stilton with Peaches and Cream.  It’s pretty out...

Squid Ink and Shrimp

It’s so much fun to come home on Saturday to whatever delight Victor has come up with.  It j...

Dinner Salads

It’s still a billion degrees outside.  The air is so thick you need gills to walk outside. T...

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

It’s about a million degrees outside with a zillion percent humidity – give or take ...

Chorizo and Chicken Paella

So my leg’s been bothering me for a week.  With hardly any nagging from Victor, I actually c...

Fried Chicken

If there could be any benefit at all to having a sore-as-hell leg and a slight percocet haze, it wo...

Peach Pie

Victor just called this the best pie I have ever made.  I don’t know if I would go that far,...

Beef Tips and Mushrooms

It’s work out of the freezer month here at the Dineen/Martorano household.  I did a bit of s...

Florentine Dinnerware

Oh boy!  Guess what was waiting for me when I got home from work today?!?  If you guessed “...

Bruschetta Burgers

One thing I don’t recall seeing on any menus in Italy was hamburgers.  Actually, ground beef...