Category Archives: Dinner

White Puttanesca Pizza

This particular puttanesca features summer eggplant, chopped fresh heirloom tomatoes, sweet orange bell peppers and gaeta olives all layered over and between a white bed of ricotta and parmigiana with a touch of mozzarella over the top.  It’s then lightly … Continue reading

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Cauliflower “Fried Rice” and a Peanut Ginger Sauce

I have arrived from the depths of winter, holding nothing more than a head of cauliflower and I greet you with the assumption that you love spring as much as I do; and want to exploit all of its produce. … Continue reading

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Vegetable Sushi Roll

Did you ditch your New Year’s diet by January fifth like most people?  It’s ok, because this is so deliciously simple and balanced, it will make you realize you don’t need a diet, just a little moderation.  Also, next year, … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner (Recipe: Crock Pot Sauerbraten)

I’m hosting Christmas dinner this year, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making over the next several days for the big day. For dessert I’ll be making a spice cake with cream cheese frosting, a German … Continue reading

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Sweet Sage Brown Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

This recipe is a fall staple that’s required for a number of dishes, from various takes on mac n’ cheese or lasagna to traditional autumnal soups and stews or stuffings and dressings.  You’ll find roasted acorn squash in a variety … Continue reading

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Baked Rotini with Broccoli Rabe

This is a one-dish pasta dinner that takes about a half an hour from start to finish.  It requires little planning since most people have nearly all of the ingredients in their pantry already.   The addition of broccoli rabe … Continue reading

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Parmesan Thyme Stuffed Potatoes

Pair this side dish with some grilled portobello steaks and a green salad and call it a night.   These potatoes are a great way to enjoy the last days of the grilling season in our neck of the woods.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fast Deep Dish Spinach Tomato Pie

It’s officially fall and in honor of my declaration of comfort food season, I have made this Fast Deep Dish Spinach Tomato Pie which is rich and delicious, yet also easy and can be adapted to your liking. The use of … Continue reading

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Black Bean Taco Salad (Vegetarian)

There are only two days left of summer vacation before the beginning of third grade for Trey (including today).  So, I will be making this post very brief, since I have about a week’s worth of promises to pack into … Continue reading

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