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Shrimp Risotto

Every time I make risotto, I make it slightly different – and, somehow, it always seems to come out. More than anything else, it shows just how easy and versatile risotto is. You literally can do anything and have it come out! Tonight I used the last cu...

Lardo-Studded Roast Beef

Cut “X’s” in the meat in about a dozen places and stuff with the paste. I knew when I got up this morning that it was gonna be a beef-for-dinner day.  I could handle leftover turkey soup one more time for lunch, but dinner was gonna be beef....

The Last Hurrah

  It’s time to move on. I have turkey, dressing, and gravy in the freezer, along with a f...

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

Brad Hart, this is your fault! On the other hand, you’re also responsible for me finally fixi...

Pre-Thanksgiving Cookery

It’s beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving! This is without doubt, my most favorite hol...

Butternut Squash Risotto

About 3 this afternoon, Victor asked me if I had any plans for the butternut squash that was in the...

Steaks and Parmesan

In a magazine once upon a time, I saw a picture of a steak atop a bed of barely-wilted spinach and ...

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Peas

Victor’s favorite meal.  Gotta love a man with simple tastes. Meatloaf is another of those m...

Chicken Soup and Ciabatta

Tonight’s dinner was brought to you by a magazine ad for an Italian Soup.  I looked at it an...

Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast is one of the best meals in the world.  Sunday breakfast is one of the best meals in the...

Chicken and Chevre

Tonight’s dinner concept came about because I wanted chicken and cheese for dinner. All day I...

Pasta Bake

I just love coming home from work and finding Victor in the kitchen!  Since I had to work late, Vi...

Cranberry Pumpkin Cake

It’s still feed a cold, feed a fever time, and since I’m planning the Thanksgiving meal...

Italian Sausage, Lentils, and Fennel

I really like fennel but it’s just not something I think about very often.  I was at the sto...

Chicken with Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Fresh cranberries are now available.  I’m psyched.  I just love those tart little things. ...