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Tourte Milanese

We were watching an old episode of Baking with Julia the other night and chef Michel Richard came on to make puff pastry. And one of the things he made with that puff pastry was a Tourte Milanese. I have made more than my share of puff pastry in the past and w...

Zatarain’s

I grew up with Rice-A-Roni. Never-ever bought Zatarain’s rice. And an impulse-buy at the grocery store turned into dinner, tonight. I’m not sure I’ll be stocking the larder with the stuff, but it made for an okay meal. Okay, as in okay. My ma...

Chicken and Dumplings

Victor decided to try his hand at a dish fairly foreign to his Italian heritage – Chicken and ...

Tater Tot Casserole

Ya know… it’s not all foie gras and Dom Perignon around our house. Once and awhile we ch...

Macaroni and Cheese

While delivering Christmas Cookies this year, our neighbors down the street gave us an unexpected an...

Vegetable and Meat Casserole

  It was a typical Saturday. I was at work and Victor was lounging in front of the TV eating B...

Beef Pot Pie

It was cold this morning. Not cold enough to force me into long pants and shoes, but cold, nonethel...

10 Minute* Keep Your New Year Resolution Casserole

*if you use frozen rice 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips 1/2 bunch scallions, sliced 1 pgk organic ...

Lobster Mac and Cheese

  Yesterday’s impulse shopping of the day was two lobster tails – on sale for 50% ...

Feed a Cold, Feed a Fever

  I’ve caught a cold. Dealing with the great unwashed masses has its drawbacks. Germs be...

Roast Chicken and Chicken Pot Pie

  A roast chicken is the meal that keeps on giving. I love that the day after there is always ...

Ann’s Seafood Cottage Pie

  Our friend Ann sent Victor a recipe yesterday for her famous Fish Pie. One look at the recip...

Chicken Pot Pie

  Baby, it’s cold outside. Around here, that means it’s time for something hot and...

Creamed Chicken with Rice Cakes

  What to do when you have two disparate ideas for dinner? Why, make both of them, of course! ...