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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 the great summer-like weather we had Friday and Saturday, but – what the hell… we grill all winter long. What I didn’t count on, however, was...

Orzo and an Egg

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by the fact that I wanted something different. We have really been in a rut – and the only way to get out of a rut is to just say no. Or something. The rut-ending started with the Sourdough bread. It took three da...

Torta di Patate

When I described what I was thinking of making for dinner, tonight, Victor’s first comment was...

Stuff

One of my more fun cooking styles is clean out the refrigerator. The dish is usually an amalgamatio...

Getting Ready For Vacation

Chicken breasts grilled and then stuffed with spicy salsa, avocado, and covered with jalapeno jack c...

Ravioli with Butternut Squash

  A butternut squash is the gift that keeps on giving. You get a lot of bang for your buck wit...

Tortellini and Broccoli Rabe

    I headed down to my favorite almost-local produce store – Gentile’s Marke...

Stuffed Peppers

It’s supposed to start snowing in a few hours. Oh joy. Oh rapture. This really has been the w...

Stuffed Cabbage

I have mentioned on more than one occasion that Victor is not a fan of cooked cabbage, so imagine m...

Non-Holiday Ham

Let’s see… It’s 40° outside, with Turkey Day a week away.  Time for a ham. I lo...

Snow Storms and Other Meals

Ah, snow storms… They are fun, aren’t they?  Especially when they come in October. I m...

Sauerkraut

Victor hates sauerkraut. Actually, Victor hates cabbage in all its forms – except coleslaw on...

Savory Pies

Back in the ’60s (I think) Bisquick came out with their “Impossible Pies.”  It m...

Italian Sausage Polenta Pie

Our Monday La Cucina Pasta went on hiatus this week.  Neither of us felt like actually cooking.  ...