Category Archives: Dinner

Big Mac or Fresh Bread and a Cheese Plate?

Who does not love cheese. To me the perfect desert is a glass of red wine and a cheese plate. When I lived in New York City my favorite thing to do on my day off was to go to the … Continue reading

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Sunday Photos…Vintage Canning Jars (via Not Dabbling In Normal)

Here is an interesting post about canning jars with some great photos to boot. Check them out. “To ‘put by’ is an old deep-country way of saying to ‘save something you don’t have to use now, against the time when … Continue reading

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Pork, Red Wine, and Wild Mushroom Bolognese

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of chicken stock 1/2 cup of red wine 50 g of dried wild mushrooms 8 cloves of garlic chopped 2 small cans of whole peeled tomatoes with juice 1lb of spaghetti 4 tbl of butter 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Chicken & Carmelized Onion Sandwich W/ Gruyère & Sicilian Pesto

  Tired of ham and cheese sandwiches? This will light your pants on fire and have you begging for another one……..please Sir! It’s the second thing I do that my wife begs for, and I’m not telling you what the … Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Grains, Butter, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Food, Italian, Italian Cuisine, Meat, Onions, Recipes, Rhye Bread, Sandwiches, Sicilian Pesto, Spreads, Stock, Vegetables, Yellow Onions | 14 Comments

Four Cheese Florentine Pasta With Chicken

Looking for a pasta with a cheese sauce but do not want it smothered in cheese. Then this is the perfect plate for you. There is no way for me to say this is a light dish, but it certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Spinach, Basil, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Stock, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Ementhaler Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Gorgonzola, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Meat, Olive Oil, Onions, Parmesean, Pasta, Pecorino Romano, Recipes, Sauces & Marinades, Spaghetti, Stock, Vegetables | 4 Comments

Caprese Pasta With Bacon and Onion

  Saw a nice pasta dish over at “Better When Broken,” that I just had to try, and of course would have to modify. The modification you ask? Well by taking the traditional Caprese salad ingredients of this dish and … Continue reading

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Osso Buco (via Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide)

Lately, peasant food is all the rage. Dishes that used to be inexpensive and called for ingredients most people would not use have begun to cost more than a steak. Consider Osso Buco. My wife wanted me to make the … Continue reading

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Three Bean Potato and Bay Leaf Soup

So I have not been feeling well all week so I have not eaten much, hence I have not had a reason to cook. When I finally did, the cupboards were bare….almost. I made a nice bean soup which is … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bay Leaves, Celery, Cooking, Cuisine, Dinner, Eating, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, Garlic, Herbs & Spices, Kidney Beans, Olive Oil, Recipes, Soup, Thyme, Tomatoes, Vegetables, White Beans, Yellow Peas | 4 Comments

Bouillabaisse Number 143

Why #143 you ask? Well, I suppose it’s because I almost never make it the same way. Sometimes I just don’t have all the ingredients. Sometimes it is just the availability of product depending where I am living. Like chicken … Continue reading

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Manhattan Clam Chowder (via Edible Aria)

Plump, briny cherrystone clams from the cold waters of the Northern Atlantic, in a spicy, clear broth of clam juice, crushed tomatoes, sauteed celery, onions and garlic, red pepper flakes, bacon, parsley, sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper.  A true … Continue reading

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic (via scarpetta dolcetto)

Forty cloves of garlic in one recipe sounds highly improbable, a foolhardy experiment in the manner of chili pepper eating contests and bacon ice cream. But I have lived to tell the tale, friends, and I can tell you that … Continue reading

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Pork Tenderloin with Honeyed Butter and Sage and Perfect Roast Potatoes (via Korena in the Kitchen)

This pork tenderloin is delicious. Honey-y and butter-y and sage-y and delicious. The recipe is adapted from my trusted friend Martha (I added the sage – rosemary or thyme would probably be really good as well), and as usual, she … Continue reading

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Pasta Florentine with Grilled and Cipollini Onions In an Ementhaler Cheese Sauce

When I was younger for years I only ate a red sauce and mostly spaghetti. Spaghetti and meatballs every Sunday with sausage and brasiole on the side. I was so spoiled, like my grandfather, that if my grandmother cooked any other noodle, … Continue reading

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Pasta with Capers and Tuna (via Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide)

Not only is this dinner quick to prepare, it also can be made to feed one or many people. Not to mention it tastes really good. A few notes. If you do not have salted capers use small capers in … Continue reading

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Roasted Aubergine with Saffron Yogurt (via )

I’ve fallen in love with aubergines. I never thought I could do so much with this vegetable which I once deemed too gooey for my liking. As a kid, I only had aubergines cooked one way. With minced pork and … Continue reading

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