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Chicken and Lentils

Years ago my grandmother stayed with us for a while after she had had a heart attack. One of the thi...

Christmas Eggnog Cake

It’s a really quiet Christmas Day around here. Almost too quiet. Both of us are used to loud, ...

Risotto with Lagostino

It’s Monday after Thanksgiving. The holiday is officially over. More or less. The leftover tur...

Leftovers

The best part of Thanksgiving Dinner is the leftovers. Of all the holidays, it’s the one I rea...

22 years of Thanksgivings

22 years. 22 years of fun in the kitchen. Hell – 22 years of fun, period. Forever and yesterda...

Savory Pumpkin Tart

A couple of months ago when I was perusing recipes for Thanksgiving – yes, I start thinking ab...

Ravioli

Thanksgiving is a week away. That means cleaning out the ‘fridge so we can get more food in th...

Chicken and Grits – with a loaf of bread, to boot

Yes, we’re still eating. Granted, I haven’t had much of an appetite since Wednesday morn...

The Last Supper

Well… Last Breakfast would be more like it, but Last Supper sounds so much more dramatic. It&#...

The Importance of a Well-Stocked Larder

I threw out dinner, tonight. It’s something I haven’t done in years, but it needed doing...

Celebrating the Anniversary We Don’t Celebrate

I guess most folks celebrate their actual wedding anniversary. Ya meet, get engaged, get married. Ve...

Lentils and Fennel

This is a riff on a Bon Appetit recipe I found about 5 years ago. I’ve made it many times and ...

Peppers and Tomatoes

The garden spilleth over. Peppers and tomatoes – and eggplants – are coming in at an ala...

Polenta with Grilled Chicken

I’ve been thinking about polenta ever since we picked up a bag at Claudio down on 9th Street. ...

Fig Jam

Last week was a whirlwind. It started with a company party and overnight in Philadelphia, brunch wit...