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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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Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash

The temperatures dropped this week, making it perfect for colder weather fare. This stew is loaded with shredded chicken, butternut squash, tomatoes, and brown rice. Throw together some yeast rolls, and you’ve got a fabulous meal! 

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A Simple Crab Cake Supper

These crab cakes are one of my do-ahead dinners in summer. Throw ’em together early in the morning, a quick sauté in a skillet, and serve with a salad. It’s a light dinner that’s easy to make, won’t heat up your kitchen, and … Continue reading

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Leftovers for Lunch

Today’s lesson – always make more! If you’re going to grill pesto marinated chicken for dinner like I did last week, throw a few more breasts on the grill. While you’re at it, grab a red pepper, brush it with … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with Spicy Calamari

This is what we had for dinner last night – it was Mother’s Day, and I was feeling peckish for calamari. Since it was my day, I indulged myself. It’s a fabulous, spicy dish that’s easy to make and can … Continue reading

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my son’s favorite dishes. I made it for him over the weekend to celebrate his entry into high school today! I usually double the amount of sauce and toss some linguine in it to serve as a … Continue reading

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Fettucine di Mezzanotte

This pasta has capers, anchovies, crushed red pepper, tomatoes, and is heavy on the garlic. I wasn’t sure that my son was going to like it since I got the side eye as he watched me add the anchovies to the saute … Continue reading

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Chicken with Tomato-Peanut Sauce

Determined to lift myself out of my “what-to-make-for-dinner” fog, I give you Chicken with Tomato Peanut Sauce that I found on relish. Breaded, boneless chicken thighs, browned on top of the stove, and finished off in the crock pot. I … Continue reading

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Pollo alla Cacciatora

In an attempt to break out of my what-to-make-for-dinner rut, I give you Pollo alla Cacciatora or Hunter’s Wife’s Chicken. (It’s the only Italian I know, except for ciao, basta, and Chianti.) Anyway, it was a huge hit with my … Continue reading

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