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Veal Stew with Potato Dumplings

  There’s just nothing better on a freezy day than a loaf of bread in the oven and a pot of stew on the stove. This is what days off were made for. I had some veal stew meat in the freezer that needed using up so I looked through a few old magazine...

Walnut Raisin Bread

I have been baking bread for more years than I care to admit to. From the thousands upon thousands of loaves I baked on the USS Ranger, to the tons of pizza dough I made at Pirro’s, the free-spirited years at Tahoe, or the hotel kitchens where I would ju...

Molasses Chews

  Okay… So maybe I’ve been going about this cookie contest wrong. Maybe a simple p...

Orecchiette al Tonno

  My clever ruse worked. And, it worked even better than I had hoped! I was looking through an...

Butter Rum Caramel Florentines

  I decided to try another cookie after seeing a recipe posted from Smitten Kitchen by my frie...

Macadamia Lemon Cookies with Blueberry Creme

  We’re having a cookie contest at work next month so I thought I had better start getti...

Ann’s Seafood Cottage Pie

  Our friend Ann sent Victor a recipe yesterday for her famous Fish Pie. One look at the recip...

Sourdough Country Bread

  A mid-week day off is unusual for me, so I thought I’d take advantage of it with a loa...

Pork Loin with Oranges

  Victor and I both get emails from Italian magazines and every now and again, a recipe comes ...

Cinnamon Rolls

  Hot, fresh, light-as-a-feather cinnamon rolls for breakfast. What could be better?!? Many mo...

Pasta alla Norcina

  I decided to get a subscription to Cooks Illustrated – again. I’ve had an on-aga...

Brownies

    Sometimes I want dessert but really don’t feel like spending six hours in the ki...

Chicken Pot Pie

  Baby, it’s cold outside. Around here, that means it’s time for something hot and...

Gnocchi and New Year’s Eve

  New Year’s Eve is quiet around this house. The thrill is gone, so to speak – bot...