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Mushroom Risotto

  While at the grocery store this morning, I found packages of exotic mushrooms on sale. Chantrelles, crimini, and oyster mushrooms. Why they’re called exotic when they’re grown just a few miles from here is a mystery to me, but regardless...

Flu Season

  Well… I hate to say it, but the flu has hit our house. Victor came down with it in Dallas and felt so crummy he had to cut his trip short. It has not been fun. I have been lucky, thus far. Even though he has been home – and sick – si...

Bachelor Food

  Victor is off having dinner with friends in Dallas. He’s in Dallas until late Thursday...

Poached Eggs

  Sunday Breakfast… What can be said that hasn’t been said before?  Probably not ...

Pasta and Fresh-Baked Bread

  Pasta and fresh-baked bread two days in a  row?!? You’d think I was married to an It...

Yellow Cake

  I just love cake. And having baked a few cakes in my life, I tend to have a few favorite go-t...

Sausage Rolls

    Phyllo… nothing more than phyllo… he sang in his best Morris Albert voice...

Sicilian Tuna & Eggplant Potatoes

  I am not an intuitive seafood cook. I can do the basics, but I never really learned fish. N...

Pork Chops

  The upside of buying a whole pork loin is having lots and lots of pork chops. The downside o...

Filet Stroganoff

My impulse-buy of the week was a 5 1/2 lb tenderloin roast on Monday. There was a huge refrigerated...

Start with a Chicken

It starts with a chicken. A whole chicken. And a pot. It’s clean-out-the-freezer-time and I h...

Lobster & Artichoke Risotto

  All day yesterday I was talking about making Lobster Mac & Cheese for dinner tonight. I ...

Already Behind…

Well… I’m not exactly starting out the New Year out right. Several meals cooked, pictu...

Happy New Year!

It is so nice to wake up early on New Year’s Day feeling rested and refreshed! I worked every...