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Stuffed Shells and Fresh Bread

  Since most of dinner, tonight, came out of the freezer, I had plenty of time to bake a loaf of bread. I have a few go-to recipes for bread but one of my all-time favorites is from James Beard. I actually have this recipe memorized. It is no-fail every ...

Chicken Marsala and Potato Pancakes

  Leftover smashed potatoes are a good thing. Especially when Victor has a plan… His plan was potato pancakes. I loves me some potato pancakes! They really are the perfect way to use up leftover potatoes. And using up leftover potatoes is the only ...

Birthday Brochettes

  It’s a birthday cake. baked in our own, newly-fixed oven. Yes. newly-fixed, not new. W...

Pork Chops, Potatoes, and Tomatoes

  Nonna really likes tomatoes. Back when I did her shopping, I’d pick up three or four o...

Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

We’ve survived 48 hours without an oven, but not having that clock is driving me nuts. I can&...

Malloreddus, Focaccia, and a Broken Oven

I worked a rare Sunday shift, yesterday, and came home to fresh, homemade pasta and a focaccia ...

BBQ Chicken and Chipotle Baked Beans

  I picked up some bone-in chicken breasts last week that are huge. One of them could do dinne...

Ravioli

  When Nonna sat down and looked at her plate last night, the first thing out of her mouth was...

Burgers and Tater Tots

  I am fond of saying an organic Pop Tart is still a nutritionally-unsound Pop Tart. And an al...

Oatmeal Cookies

  Victor is in Dallas, so Nonna and I need cookies. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. Ac...

Pulled Pork and Pickles

  I actually don’t remember when I first had a BBQ pork sandwich with pickles. It defini...

Ricotta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by my lovely sister-in-law, Debbie. I’ve take...

Grillin’ Weather

  The Weather Channel says it hit 82° here, today. Gonna be 80+°  tomorrow. I’m rathe...

Apple Pie

I had an apple-craving, yesterday. And while any normal person would just buy an apple and bite int...

Salads and Sandwiches

A sunny Saturday – what a concept!  The perfect weather for a trio of salads and sandwiches....