Tim and Victor's Totally Joyous Recipes

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We have recipes from family reunions, heart-healthy from the ’90s, artery-clogging from the ’60’s, rustic breads, gooey desserts, hundreds of recipes from friends and family, quick and easy ideas, and whatever we decided to pull together for dinner.
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Close to 8 years ago, I bought a bag of fregola, cooked it up, wrote about it, and promptly forgot about it. Evidently, it didn’t make an impression on me. A few days ago, I was reading an article about Sardinia and it mentioned fregola. Intrigued, I decided to buy some ...

Breaking Out the Big Pots

While I was toiling away at work, today, Victor was at home making a big batch of sauce. We haven’t had any sauce downstairs for weeks – and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed it. I really get the concept and convenience of jarred pasta sauce – I&...

pork tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

The planned dinner tonight was a pork tenderloin. Planned, as in I took a pork tenderloin out of the freezer. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but then, that’s not unusual. I tend to kinda wing things, ya know?!? After bacon, the tenderloin is pretty much the w...

Hamburger Buns

Hamburger Buns

It’s an absolutely gorgeous, sunny day, out there – a perfect day for firing up the grill and cooking some burgers. That, of course, means making hamburger buns! I know that any normal person would run down to the store and pick up a pack. And we all know that the las...


Grape Clafoutis

I was looking for a quick dessert and just happened to have some grapes in the ‘fridge. Next thing I knew, there was a clafoutis in the oven! Clafoutis is a French dessert that is traditionally made with cherries with the pits – along with milk that has been steeped i...

Memorial Day 2018

It is dark and bleak outside. The rain is coming down in buckets. I guess it’s kinda fitting for a Memorial Day weekend – the weekend where we’re supposed to honor those who have died defending our country. This isn’t Veteran’s Day weekend – it...

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