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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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Turkey Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits

I try to find interesting ways of repurposing our leftover turkey and a pot pie is just the ticket! Except for the buttermilk, most of the ingredients in this dish are things you tend to have on hand after a … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Arugula

This is the perfect fall dish – pappardelle tossed with roasted butternut squash, walnuts, and baby arugula in a brown butter sauce. I made my pasta, but you can buy sheets of fresh pasta in your local specialty store and … Continue reading

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Chicken Cakes

I always say, if you’re going to roast one chicken, you may as well roast two. That way, you can throw together a stir fry, enchiladas, or these chicken cakes on the fly. I made it even easier on myself … Continue reading

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Italian Orzo Salad

I’ve made lots of potato salad and coleslaw this summer – I needed to break out of my food rut. So here’s Italian Orzo Salad, pasta, greens, beans, and sun-dried tomatoes – a perfect partner to grilled chicken or fish. 

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Baby Back Ribs

The Boy is all about eating meat off of bones – he is a true carnivore who loves chicken wings and turkey legs. So when I was planning my menu for the fourth, I decided on baby back ribs with … Continue reading

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Marinated Celery and Avocado Salad

This is a nice, light salad for a hot summer night that goes well with burgers or grilled chicken. Just three ingredients tossed with oil and fresh lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper – this salad will be … Continue reading

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Potatoes O’Brien

Potatoes O’Brien are potatoes, pan fried with red and green peppers, onion, and garlic. This dish is said to have been invented in the early 1900s, with a dispute that the recipe originated at Boston restaurant Jerome’s or possibly Jack’s in Manhattan. It is thought to be … Continue reading

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Sautéed Dandelion Greens

The boy and I were on our usual Saturday jaunt on 9th Street to shop for dinner and pick up lunch at Lorenzo’s. We were on the lookout for asparagus, when we stopped at Pat and Larry’s stand. They had … Continue reading

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