Browsing All posts tagged under »weeknight dinner«

chicken sandwich

September 21, 2012

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Dejavu, all over again, right? You just saw these rolls. Why do you care to see them again? Because I’ve got a few minutes and I decided to break these things down into various posts so that I can ‘splain myself, and pass the time until my food needs to come out of the oven. […]

thin crust pizza

September 17, 2012

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Have you ever bought “b-grade” tomatoes in bulk? Well, if you are planning on it, do it on a day that you will have time to do something with them SOON, don’t pick them up on the Wednesday of a ridiculously busy week and think that you can leave them “til you have time” because, […]

risi e bisi, herbed chicken, and cauliflower

September 13, 2012

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Do you like risi e bisi? I do. I won’t lie, when I say it, it sounds more like “reees-beeesy” I’ve had this dish about a million times in my life, but it has been a long, long time since I made it. This is the recipe from my mom’s book. Everybody Cooks Rice. Does […]

Pappardelle : Cacio e Pepe

September 6, 2012

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I really wanted to make a nice pasta dish. I had a fantastic dinner out at a little Italian Restaurant on Friday night, and I had Pappardelle (the ribbon pasta) for the first time in a really long time. They prepared it with lobster, shrimp, and pancetta and a bunch of good things- I know […]

Empanadas and a few sides

August 28, 2012

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Last year for my birthday I literally got everything I wanted. It was insane. Who knew if you put together a very specific list and sent it out into the wild world of the web, you could receive said items before, on, or just after your birthday! Where am I going with this, you might […]

Portofino Rotini

August 24, 2012

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When it’s time for dinner, sometimes you need to nosh on something while you think, cook, talk, answer the phone, press 3 to be taken off the call list, and do conversions from one recipe to…. normal numbers from the country of one’s birth… This calls for a little app, and a dinner that takes […]

auntie’s flat bread (pizza)

August 21, 2012

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One thing that I am frequently surprised about: how much I enjoy eating a fresh tomato. This seems like no crazy ordeal, for sure. But had you met me over a decade ago and suggested I chop up a nice fresh tomato and toss a piece in my mouth, I would tell you that you must be […]

salad dressing

July 27, 2012

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A good salad dressing is sometimes hard to find. I usually don’t buy any salad dressings from the grocery store, unless they are on sale, like – deep sale and even then, I usually only buy a few italian dressings (for pasta salad making) and the occasional ranch dressing, for dipping some yuppie carrots and other […]

chorizo rice and teeny potatoes, topped with a poached egg

May 31, 2012

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It was warm today, especially in the sun. I, thankfully got to spent most of my day in the basement of the house we were working in. I was kind of happy to do the work by myself, it meant that I got to do it exactly how I wanted, and it came out as tidy […]

Cavatappi with prosciutto, peas and parm

March 21, 2012

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The other night I decided, after I had already started to defrost some shrimp, that I had better use the prosciutto in the fridge before it got dry and icky. I had bought about 1/4 of a pound, because it was on sale this week. I ended up using the shrimp for some bruschetta, but it […]