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Baby Back Ribs

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

chicken with polenta

Chicken and Polenta

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

Scallops

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

Polpettone Ripieno Uova E Spinaci

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

Buying Herbs and Spices

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

Chicken Stew

We have a Freeze Warning, tonight. It’s April 19th. I am not amused. I don’t mind the ra...

Sausages and Artichokes

I am pretty certain my 23 and Me Ancestry is wrong. I’m Sicilian – pale, peeling, cancer...

Chili con Carne

I bought a tri-tip roast on Friday with plans to grill it, today. I knew it wasn’t going to be...

Ricotta with Date and Pecan Pesto

Here we go with another fantastic recipe from our new cookbook Shaya! It’s one of those recipe...

Butternut Squash and Lobster Risotto

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by things falling out of the freezer, this morning. It was ...

Burgers ‘n’ Peppers

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Fresh peppers and onions, a burger on the grill… b...

Kitchen Gadgets

You may have heard that we’re having a bit of a snowstorm, right now. A plow just went by. Fir...

Snowbound Pizza

Welcome to the second day of Spring – and another snowstorm. The weather service is all over t...

Five-Onion Soup with Provolone Toast

We have a brand-new cookbook in the house. That, in and of itself, is not that unusual. The connecti...