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Crab Cioppino

When I went shopping yesterday, I forgot to get the frozen peas for dinner, but I did pick up a couple of pounds of frozen Dungeness Crab that just happened to be on sale. Folks can talk all day about their Alaskan crab or their Maryland crab, but the only re...

Birthdays and Meatloaf

We just had a birthday in the house! Usually, birthdays mean we get our own special birthday dinner – and Victor’s birthday favorite is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas. My work schedule and my meatloaf-making-and-cake-baking schedule didn̵...

Spring Salads

We’re both salad-eaters and love dinner salads. Alas, our roommate doesn’t. I usually d...

In Your Easter Bonnet

Growing up in a large family had its advantages around the holidays. We never did things small. We ...

Leftover Turkey

  So yesterday I roasted a turkey. I was doing my regular Monday grocery shopping when I espie...

Eggplant Relish

  Eggplant has been calling my name for the past few days, but I wasn’t sure just how to...

My Dinner Date with Nonna

Victor is in Chicago.  Once upon a time, a business trip for him meant an at-home project for me. ...

Catching Up

You’d think we had stopped eating around here! I’ve been pretty busy migrating websites...