Category Archives: Dinner

Use that leftover pork loin. Sticky Pork Stir Fry!

I’m a household of ONE. So leftovers from weekend dinners with my family are a constant challenge. The leftover pork loin we enjoyed Sunday usually becomes a gamey reminder by Tuesday daring me to try to mask its flavor. I … Continue reading

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The Rosti Potatoes My Irish Mom Would Love!

What the heck is a rösti? I’m always a little angry, and a little excited, when I hear new potato recipes on cooking shows. I am 100 percent Irish, but raised American, and Americans think they invented fried potatoes. My … Continue reading

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Basic Pot Roast – A cold winter night favorite

A basic pot roast should be part of every home cook’s repertoire. Pot roast is made from inexpensive cuts of beef, and is cooked for a long period until it becomes tender and falls apart. There is no real timing … Continue reading

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My Coronavirus Kitchen: What to stock for a quarantine.

I’ve watched in amazement, and a little horror, as stores report a lack of supplies this week. Amazon’s Prime Pantry temporarily closed, and other store delivery services are being overwhelmed by online shoppers. People are racing to the stores (and … Continue reading

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Sofritto: The key to great starts

Lesson 1: sofritto Every great cuisine starts with a basic recipe of flavor — a sofritto, mirepoix, battuto, holy trilogy — are slight variations that create the base of many meals. A French mirepoix is the best known classic. It … Continue reading

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Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs is one of my comfort foods.  My Mother didn’t make this recipe for us, but in my family we had a Sunday roast every week and this slow-cooked meat with a velvet sauce reminds me of Sundays … Continue reading

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If it’s Pumpkin Lasagna, it must be Fall

I confess, I love summertime. But all good things must change and yield to new experiences — in this case the colors and tastes of Fall — which for me include Savory Pumpkin Lasagna. When I see pumpkin spice coffee … Continue reading

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Summer Means Barbecued Ribs

This summer I’ve set my goal to learn how to grill.  Barbecued ribs are a required basic skill for the home grill master.   I’m fascinated with the art, and grilling most definitely is an art.  Even the grills featured … Continue reading

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Spicey Slowcooker Chicken Enchilada

My love of spicy foods came out today in this chicken enchilada mix.  The recipe satisfies all my inner cravings — easy, slow-cooker, uses pantry ingredients and is pretty low fat compared to other versions.  Plus I got to make it in the slow cooker.  It … Continue reading

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Mashed Cauliflower – carb and gluten free sides

Time to celebrate meat and potato lovers, there’s finally a decent substitute to those high calorie mashed potatoes.   The figure-friendly cauliflower can be dressed up as a substitute and save you a lot of calories. The problem with mashed potatoes isn’t the potato itself, … Continue reading

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