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Crock Pot Phobia

I thought it time I got over my phobia about crock pots. I don’t know what it is about them but… I get the concept, but I don’t see a reason for actually doing it. ¬†I know, I know… put the stuff in before you go to work and dinner̵...

Bachelor Dinner

It’s been a while since I was home alone for dinner. Victor and Nonna took off to North Jersey for Joanna’s and Miles’ birthdays while I worked, so I fell back onto my old standby from yesteryear – chili dogs! Hot dogs really are one of...

Dover Sole

Friday Fish. There’s a concept I haven’t thought about since childhood… We didn...

Cavatelli

Ya know how you’re surfing the interwebs and ya click on something and then you follow somethi...

Walnut Raisin Bread

It’s been snowing now for 24 continuous hours. One of the best snowfalls I’ve seen in ye...

Snow and Scones

Ah… what a glorious morning! Snow falling, wind blowing… It’s almost a perfect day...

Bean Soup and Cornbread

I’ve had a hankerin’ for some beans for a while. Growing up with six kids in the family ...

Another Vat of Sauce

Victor has been making sauce and I’ve been jarring it for a long, long time, now. It’s j...

Macaroni and Cheese

While delivering Christmas Cookies this year, our neighbors down the street gave us an unexpected an...

Bone-In Pork Chops with Leeks

I got a great deal on a bone-in pork roast the other day. It was much too big to actually cook as a ...

Cottage Pie

There’s nothing like a Cottage Pie on a cold winter’s night. Well… maybe a lovely¬...

Apricot Cheese Cake

In baseball parlance, sometimes ya strike out, and sometimes you hit one out of the park. Tonight, I...

New Year’s Crock Pot

Hello. My name is Tim. I have never used a crock pot. Okay. Not entirely true. I’ve used them ...

Spicing Up the New Year

There was a package from California awaiting me when I got home from work last night. Our friend Sus...