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Steaks and Baked Potatoes

Steaks and Baked Potatoes

Gastronomically speaking, it doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on my face. And sometimes, the more simple, the bigger the smile. A steak and a baked potato are as basic as basic can be – but with the tiniest little tweaks, they can become awesome. ...

Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna

The End of Week Twenty-Seven

I’ve been circling the sun for 66 years – and I finally have the the very beginnings of a bicep. Not quite Charles Atlas – more like Charles Nelson Reilly – but it’s almost beginning to be there! Will wonders never cease… Wh...

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pies

I was sharpening knives this afternoon when I started thinking about the knives my mother had when w...

Spaghetti and Shrimp

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Artichokes

I think spaghetti will always be my most-favorite type of pasta. Growing up, ‘pasta’ did...

Maple Syrup and Whiskey

Maple Syrup and Whiskey

At the grocery store, today, there were bone-in spiral-cut hams on sale for $1.19/lb. I probably wou...

Beef Stew

Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes

It has definitely turned into stew weather. It was 22°F when we headed off to the gym, this morning...

Pork and Apple Stew

Pork Stew with Apples

Brrrr… it’s cold, outside. It’s that biting cold that seems to go right through ya...

The End of Week Twenty-Six

Week Twenty-Six. Six Months. The pain, the pain. And I do mean pain. Oy, such contortions that man t...

Cod and Fennel

Alaskan Cod and Fennel

I have often said that recipes are mere guidelines. They’re ideas to help the creative juices ...

Cottage Pie

Individual Cottage Pies

Your culinary terminology factoid of the day is: A Shepherd’s Pie is made with Lamb. A Cottage...

Focaccia

Chicken and Focaccia

I’ve had a ball of pizza dough in the ‘fridge all week. It was left from the pizzas we m...

Pork and Polenta

Pork and Polenta

The weather has been pretty unseasonably warm around here, so I thought I’d take advantage of ...

Beef and Mushrooms

The End of Week Twenty-Five

Twenty-five weeks, boys and girls. We’ve been at this for twenty-five weeks. That means at the...

Lentils-and-chicken

Lentils

We do love our lentils around here. From soups to sides, there’s always a reason to pull the b...