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Torta di Patate

When I described what I was thinking of making for dinner, tonight, Victor’s first comment was You’re going to be a force to be reckoned with when you’re retired. I think he was making reference to the messes I was going to create, not my cul...

Stuff

One of my more fun cooking styles is clean out the refrigerator. The dish is usually an amalgamation of pieces of this-and-that that are hanging around the ‘fridge. Things that are too small for an actual meal and too big or too good to toss – thi...

Getting Ready For Vacation

Chicken breasts grilled and then stuffed with spicy salsa, avocado, and covered with jalapeno jack c...

Ravioli with Butternut Squash

  A butternut squash is the gift that keeps on giving. You get a lot of bang for your buck wit...

Tortellini and Broccoli Rabe

    I headed down to my favorite almost-local produce store – Gentile’s Marke...

Stuffed Peppers

It’s supposed to start snowing in a few hours. Oh joy. Oh rapture. This really has been the w...

Stuffed Cabbage

I have mentioned on more than one occasion that Victor is not a fan of cooked cabbage, so imagine m...

Non-Holiday Ham

Let’s see… It’s 40° outside, with Turkey Day a week away.  Time for a ham. I lo...

Snow Storms and Other Meals

Ah, snow storms… They are fun, aren’t they?  Especially when they come in October. I m...

Sauerkraut

Victor hates sauerkraut. Actually, Victor hates cabbage in all its forms – except coleslaw on...

Savory Pies

Back in the ’60s (I think) Bisquick came out with their “Impossible Pies.”  It m...

Italian Sausage Polenta Pie

Our Monday La Cucina Pasta went on hiatus this week.  Neither of us felt like actually cooking.  ...

Spiral-Sliced Ham & Potato Pancakes

Every now and again I have to get a bone-in ham so I can get a ham bone.  Lentil, navy bean, or sp...

Beef Stew and Stormy Weather

I love cold, gray, wet, and dreary days.  They’re the perfect excuse to bake some bread, mak...