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Manicotti

It’s Nonna’s Birthday. There’s not a lot you can get a 91 year old for her birthda...

Raspberry Scones

One of the great pleasures of life is a hot-out-of-the-oven scone with a freshly-brewed cup of coffe...

Veal Chops

A while back we saw Lidia on PBS cooking veal chops stuffed with fontina. A really simple, basic rec...

Chicken Pasta Salad

After last night’s birthday dessert, we rerally needed something a bit less caloric for dinner...

Oven Braised Artichokes

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

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...

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...

Stuffed Chicken Breast

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

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Home. Back to reality. The upside of living here is the proximity to New York City. The downside is ...