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Almond Torta

A good dinner deserves a good dessert – and Victor made a good dessert! Quite a few years ago we saw Lidia bake this cake on one of her shows. We thought it looked great, we were intrigued – and then promptly forgot about it. We saw it, again. Star...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just love that Victor is retired. Little things like walking into the house after work and having the house smell like fresh-baked cookies just can’t be beat. Seriously can’t be beat. And it works on so many levels… the way the house smells...

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Cavatelli

Ya know how you’re surfing the interwebs and ya click on something and then you follow somethi...

Vegetable and Meat Casserole

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

Tortellini and Cod

I had it in my mind to make pasta when I got home, today. Victor had the same idea – except h...

Gnocchi and New Year’s Eve

  New Year’s Eve is quiet around this house. The thrill is gone, so to speak – bot...

Homemade Ravioli and Meatballs

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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

  I just love it when Victor cooks. Especially when it’s an unexpected meal. I was worki...

Happy Birthday To Me!

  Another birthday. How sweet it is! 61. A nice number. Other than a few aches and pains, IR...

Homemade Chevre

Who woulda thunk that some goat milk and some lemon juice could create something so outrageously go...

Malloreddus, Focaccia, and a Broken Oven

I worked a rare Sunday shift, yesterday, and came home to fresh, homemade pasta and a focaccia ...

Double-Sauced Pasta

  I hate working late, but I love when dinner is awaiting me when I get home after working lat...

Le Creuset

I just love our Le Creuset Braiser. It is our go-to pan for so many things – from risotto to ...