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Chicken Stew

We have a Freeze Warning, tonight. It’s April 19th. I am not amused. I don’t mind the rain, I don’t mind the overcast or clouds. I’m really tired of the cold, though. Dank, penetrating cold that seeps into your entire being. And have I ...

Sausages and Artichokes

I am pretty certain my 23 and Me Ancestry is wrong. I’m Sicilian – pale, peeling, cancer-prone skin be damned. I mean… how else can you explain my gravitation to – hell, it’s almost an obsession – with Sicily and Sicilian fo...

Chili con Carne

I bought a tri-tip roast on Friday with plans to grill it, today. I knew it wasn’t going to be...

Ricotta with Date and Pecan Pesto

Here we go with another fantastic recipe from our new cookbook Shaya! It’s one of those recipe...

Butternut Squash and Lobster Risotto

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by things falling out of the freezer, this morning. It was ...

Burgers ‘n’ Peppers

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Fresh peppers and onions, a burger on the grill… b...

Kitchen Gadgets

You may have heard that we’re having a bit of a snowstorm, right now. A plow just went by. Fir...

Snowbound Pizza

Welcome to the second day of Spring – and another snowstorm. The weather service is all over t...

Five-Onion Soup with Provolone Toast

We have a brand-new cookbook in the house. That, in and of itself, is not that unusual. The connecti...

Chicken, Chorizo, and Seafood Paella

In one week, we saw two different cooking shows on cooking paella. Not that I believe in omens or an...

Pollo brasato con olive e patate

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by Google Translate. It was a throw-together dinner and Pol...

Pizza

I just ordered a pizza pan. It will be here Wednesday. I figured I had better act before the steel a...

Shrimp Scampi Roll-Ups

I pulled a bag of shrimp out of the freezer this morning before heading off to work, told Victor I h...

Authentic Chinese – Sort of…

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by the frozen food aisle of the store where I work. The Mys...