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Beets and Pears

There is a new batch of produce in the house! It was starting to look a bit bleak… I do pretty much weekly shopping and then figure out what I’m going to cook based upon what’s in the house. I have never been able to plan menus for the week b...

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Potato Broccoli Pancakes

Growing up, I always had mashed potato pancakes. I really don’t remember ever having shredded potato pancakes – latkes – as a kid. Mom does have a recipe for them in her cookbooks – she switched it out to use frozen shredded potatoes &#...

Eggplant and Shallots

Eggplant and Shallots

The eggplants are still coming in and I’ve been looking for more and different ways to cook th...

Leeks, Fennel, and Rice

Leeks, Fennel, and Rice

I really can’t count the number of times I cooked steaks for us and midway through dinner said...

Corn Two Ways

Corn Two Ways

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by my friend, the fresh cob of corn. Corn on the cob is suc...

Steaks and Lentils

The End of Week Seven

It’s been another grueling week at the gymnasium. We’ve been dealing with dumbbells, bar...

Brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts and Fennel

Would you think me weird if I told you my most favoritest vegetable in the world is the Brussels Spr...

Mexican-Inspired Potato Salad

I love it when recipes create themselves… No thought on my part – the ingredients just m...

Hana’s Collard Greens

Hana's Collard Greens This is Hana’s recipe. She is a master at impr...

Sicilian-Style Chicken Agrodolce

Since the demise of the US version of La Cucina Italiana, my go-to recipe magazine has become Fine C...

Canned Cheese

Our neighbors up the street always get a big tray of cookies at Christmas. They’re the neighbo...

More from the Garden

We’re finally starting to see some ripe tomatoes – and the green beans are going crazy! ...

Tapenade

I think I have to stop watching cooking shows. I just made tapenade. Again. The other night we were ...

Pork with Robiola

Several years ago we donated a few hundred cook books to the local library book drive. That left us ...