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Chicken Pasta Salad

After last night’s birthday dessert, we rerally needed something a bit less caloric for dinner, tonight – especially since we’re going to have another small piece, this evening! I had taken some chicken out of the freezer this morning before ...

Walnut Cream Cake

Victor has been whining for years to Marie about a Walnut Cream Cake she used to make way back when. The original recipe came from Bon Appetit in Philadelphia – an upscale kitchenware store with a cafè upstairs. Marie worked there back in the day and go...

Oven Braised Artichokes

I saw artichokes at the store this morning. Purple, even… At 99¢ a piece, I had to get a coup...

Mafaldine and Semelle

We just had a quiet dinner at home. Nonna is off with her eldest son, so it was time to break out th...

Not Quite Jambalaya

It’s kinda wet and kinda rainy … perfect weather for a not-quite-jambalaya. I suppose an...

Pineapple Dump Cake

I just made 20 cakes for work, tomorrow. Folks who know me know that I very rarely talk about my wor...

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

It’s so nice to be married to a man who can cook! When I spoke with Victor at lunch, today, he...

Spring Salads

The weather has finally turned warm. We may actually see Spring – as in officially see Spring....

Empanadas

Tonight’s dinner was brought to you by the fine people at Goya. I was passing through the froz...

Salad Time

The calendar says Spring. The thermometer says Summer. And the Stomach says Salad. It’s 83°F ...

Sloppy Joe’s and Dirty Potatoes

My original plan for dinner, tonight, was either split pea or lentil soup. I bought a ham last week ...

Kolaches

We caught an episode of Cooks Country on PBS a couple of weeks ago. It’s a variation of Americ...

Gnocchi and Beets

For as long as I have known Victor, he has stated that he hates beets. Hates. Loathes. Despises. Doe...

Stuffed Chicken Breast

We were watching Jacques Pepin on PBS the other night and I marvelled at how he just keeps going ...