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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. ...

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 wouldn’t have even noticed them, but I was looking for ham hocks for Victor to make lentil soup. There weren’t any around, so I thought I’d get a...

Cod and Fennel

Alaskan Cod and Fennel

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

Pork and Polenta

Pork and Polenta

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

Lentils-and-chicken

Lentils

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

Roast Beef and Hasselback Potatoes

Roast Beast and Hasselback Potatoes

Tonight’s dinner is the roast beef I planned for Christmas. The potato is a recipe Victor foun...

Beets and Pears

There is a new batch of produce in the house! It was starting to look a bit bleak… I do pretty...

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Potato Broccoli Pancakes

Growing up, I always had mashed potato pancakes. I really don’t remember ever having shredded ...

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...