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Veal Stew with Potato Dumplings

  There’s just nothing better on a freezy day than a loaf of bread in the oven and a pot of stew on the stove. This is what days off were made for. I had some veal stew meat in the freezer that needed using up so I looked through a few old magazine...

Walnut Raisin Bread

I have been baking bread for more years than I care to admit to. From the thousands upon thousands of loaves I baked on the USS Ranger, to the tons of pizza dough I made at Pirro’s, the free-spirited years at Tahoe, or the hotel kitchens where I would ju...

Molasses Chews

Okay… So maybe I’ve been going about this cookie contest wrong. Maybe a simple perfect c...

Orecchiette al Tonno

  My clever ruse worked. And, it worked even better than I had hoped! I was looking through an...

Butter Rum Caramel Florentines

I decided to try another cookie after seeing a recipe posted from Smitten Kitchen by my friend Vanes...

Macadamia Lemon Cookies with Blueberry Creme

  We’re having a cookie contest at work next month so I thought I had better start getti...

Ann’s Seafood Cottage Pie

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

Sourdough Country Bread

  A mid-week day off is unusual for me, so I thought I’d take advantage of it with a loa...

Pork Loin with Oranges

  Victor and I both get emails from Italian magazines and every now and again, a recipe comes ...

Cinnamon Rolls

Hot, fresh, light-as-a-feather cinnamon rolls for breakfast. What could be better?!? Many moons ago ...

Pasta alla Norcina

  I decided to get a subscription to Cooks Illustrated – again. I’ve had an on-aga...

Brownies

    Sometimes I want dessert but really don’t feel like spending six hours in the ki...