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Orecchiette with Chicken and Asparagus

I called home at lunch, today, and, as per usual, we talked about dinner. It’s usual...

Salmon with Fennel and Leeks

There’s a storm a’brewin’ outside… We’re expecting hail, 70 ...

Baby Back Ribs

It’s 45 days to retirement, and the last hurdle has been jumped. We have health insu...

Spaghetti and Shrimp

Spaghetti. Probably my most favorite of the hundreds upon hundreds of pasta shapes. I cert...

Pistachio, Onion, and Cheese Bread

We’ve gone from 90°F to 50°F in mere days, with wind, rain, thunderstorms, and tor...

Birthdays and Mother’s Day

Friday was Victor’s Mom’s 92nd birthday. Today – Mother’s Day R...

Chicken and Polenta

Last night I spatchcocked a chicken and cooked it on the grill. I rubbed it liberally with...

Cantucci

Cantucci is a Tuscan biscotti, and, as Martha Stewart says, this variety is also cal...

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry season! My favorite time of year – besides Peach season, Blackberry seaso...

Scallops

Let’s see… It’s Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. The dinner possibi...

Polpettone Ripieno Uova E Spinaci

It’s Victor’s Birthday. His traditional birthday dinner is Meatloaf, Mashed Po...

Berry Custard Birthday Pie

It’s Birthday Cake time – which, this year, means a pie. I was perusing recipe...

Buying Herbs and Spices

I have been buying herbs and spices from San Francisco Herb and their sister company Atlan...

Sunday Spaghetti and Meatballs

There’s nothing better than a big ol’ plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs –...