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Beef Pot Pie

With a pie crust in the ‘fridge along with two huge leftover steaks, I kinda knew tonight was going to be a pot pie dinner – even if the weather was above 50°F. I’m a rebel like that. In theory, one can eat pot pies any time of the year but ...

Steaks on the Barbie

It hit 40°F today. Time to fire up the grill. Actually, any temperature and any weather is time to fire it up. The grill is under our carport, so it’s safe from rain and snow. The poor roof of the carport, though – and the wall of the house where ...

Cod, Sausage, and Fennel Cioppino

The latest edition of Fine Cooking magazine arrived a few days ago and one of the first recipes I sa...

Beef Agrodolce

The Chicken Agrodolce I made on New Year’s Day has been taunting me. With so many good things ...

Pulled Pork and Fresh Rolls

I love unattended cooking. Saying that, it’s surprising that I don’t like crock pots. Th...

Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna

We were watching Jacques Pépin – one of my most favorite chefs – the other night when h...

Santas and Spicy Jambalaya

We started taking down Christmas, today. It was 2°F outside – absolutely no reason to step ou...

Chicken Pot Pie

When the weather gets rough, the formerly-tough get cooking. We didn’t get anything like the f...

Steaks on the Barbie

The banishment has been lifted! I’m allowed back in the kitchen! To celebrate, I made a really...

Sicilian-Style Chicken Agrodolce

Since the demise of the US version of La Cucina Italiana, my go-to recipe magazine has become Fine C...

Kolaches for the New Year

We do not go for the New Year Tradition foods at our house. There will be no black-eyed peas, pork a...

Canned Cheese

Our neighbors up the street always get a big tray of cookies at Christmas. They’re the neighbo...

Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas Morning, 2017. It’s reasonably quiet around here. Nonna’s TV is blaring away &...

Meatballs, Cookies, and Holiday Spirits

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, around here. A few more things to wrap, a few mor...