Browsing All posts tagged under »weeknight meal«

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 […]

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 […]

roasted salmon greek salad with yogurt sauce

August 11, 2012

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Summer is a good time to make a salad. Something no too hot. Something that doesn’t heat up the kitchen, and with that, the whole house it too warm for anybody to relax and digest, or do anything else of note. Even with central air, things get HOT up in here when you cook for too […]

chicken, broccoli, and whatever type of pasta you like

August 7, 2012

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Apparently I have broken my camera. No matter what I do, it just keeps saying “remove battery pack” to me. What the hell. I’m pissed. I was too fertutzed the other night to even remember to pick up my stupid iphone and take pictures with it. So stupid. So, my plan was to use up the […]

zucchini overload

July 29, 2012

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This weeks CSA brought a multitude of summer squash. Holy crap. So much zucchini! And what do you do when life (or your CSA) hands you zucchini? Make a full meal of zucchini. Or, well. That’s what I did. It was good, and didn’t even feel like an overdose of squash. it’s like carbonara, with zucchini. 4 […]

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 […]

easy scampi with homemade pasta

June 10, 2012

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Saturday night was a long time coming. Our simple errands took a wrong at  the second floor entrance to Macy’s, and forced us in  circles, talking to more of mall security than I ever knew existed. By the time we got to Dom’s (sausage) they had been closed an hour. We turned around in the […]