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Chicken Tamale Pie

Not my finest culinary photo, but a delicious dinner you can throw together on the fly using leftover chicken or turkey. Unlike most tamale pies, the cornbread is on the bottom and topped with chicken and cheddar cheese. Serve with … Continue reading

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Baked Pork Chops with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and bags of cranberries have made an appearance on 9th Street. There will be cranberry orange relish, and breads, and pies – but last night there were brined pork chops and cranberries layered in … Continue reading

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Sausage, Butternut Squash, and Spinach

Every once in a blue moon, I’ll put sausage on the menu when it feels like we’ve been eating way too much chicken, and I’m falling into a cooking rut. Butternut squash combined with sausage and garlicky baby spinach fits … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Calzone

After a week of brutal temperatures, when all I felt like making for dinner were popsicles – the weather finally broke, and we had a cool, rainy day. I whipped up a batch of pizza dough and made this calzone, … Continue reading

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Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s that time of year, when tomatoes are at their best, and this dish is a wonderful partner for grilled chicken or fish. Short-grained rice cooked in fresh tomato puree with basil, topped with breadcrumbs and baked. The perfect recipe … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Homemade Coating Mix

Most of the time, you order take-out when you don’t feel like cooking or are famished and need food PRONTO! That was me, until I moved onto a small South Philly street that cars couldn’t drive down. I’d order a … Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Bok Choy

I found these beautiful bunches of baby bok choy on my Saturday morning shopping trip, and scooped them up for dinner. I usually sauté bok choy, but I decided the easiest way to prepare it would be a drizzle of … Continue reading

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Corn Custard Casserole

I’m thinking this could be the beginning of a series, “In the Kitchen with Lloyd”, because I’m a firm believer that if you eat – you should know how to cook. On Saturday, he made this side dish to accompany … Continue reading

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Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce

It’s been a wallop of a week heading into March – it was snowing sideways on Friday, with winds that were powerful enough to take down trees in our neighborhood. While we enjoyed some mild weather in February, it’s back … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Puttanesca

This is the greatest pasta dish ever, because it’s made from ingredients you can stock in your pantry. I like to call it “Snowbound Spaghetti” – canned crushed tomatoes, olive oil, capers, olives, anchovies, garlic, a pound of spaghetti – … Continue reading

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