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Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner is the best.  A perfect opportunity to sit back, eat a little too much, gossip about family and friends, and otherwise have a fun day. This Sunday Dinner was perfect – a small gathering with everyone around one table, great pasta and meat...

A Spicy Salad

I just came across a recipe I ripped out of a magazine many moons ago.  I’ve been trying to get a handle on recipes most of my life.  I see them, clip them, file them, and forget them.  Repeat. A few months ago I went through a folder and tossed a ba...

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

A year or two ago the Food Network Star was a guy who made sandwiches.  Over-the-top, bizarre sand...

Scallops and Lentils

I really wasn’t planning to make scallops tonight. I had seen a recipe for scallops in the af...

A Basket of Italian Rolls

I picked up an old copy of La Cucina Italiana the other day, and marveled at all the things I hadn&...

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia! I was 11 years old when The French Chef premiered on PBS.  Even at th...

Panini and Potatoes

Last night I roasted a chicken in honor of Julia Child’s 100th Birthday, tomorrow.  I’...

Corzetti with Pesto and Green Beans

The Pasta Issue from La Cucina Italiana magazine has arrived.  Victor has been poring over it look...

Chicken Spinach and Salsa

Monday is Shopping Day. Grocery shopping is the only type of shopping I like.  Well… except ...

Pork and Polenta

I tend to buy whole pork loins, beef loins, and the like, and cut them and freeze them.  Picked up...

Hot Peppers from the Garden

Our garden hasn’t been all that great this year.  The Critters ate the broccoli and brussels...