Category : Recipes

Chicken Rice Soup Recipe

Chicken Rice Soup Recipe

I haven’t really left the house since Monday when we were supposed to have a three days of world ending ice and snow. I went out Monday morning after deciding that I’d better be safe than sorry and came back with four gallons of water and canned chili (which we could eat in the event […]

Apple Galette Recipe

Apple Galette Recipe

A couple of our neighbors have started having weekly dinners in their apartment for the tenants of our building. For the inaugural dinner I volunteered to bring bread, and of course made it rather than going across the street to the bakery to get it. Everyone was impressed as I knew they would be. To […]

Hand Made Pasta

Hand Made Pasta

One of the first forays into expanding my cooking horizons last year was making ravioli. Nothing as ambitious as the St. Louis toasted ravioli, just a simple beef ravioli. I spent (what seemed like) a very long time trying to make the dough the right consistency, then once I’d done that (sorta) I spent an […]

Friday Happy Hour: Wine Appreciation

Friday Happy Hour: Wine Appreciation

I used to work with a guy who, without fail, would greet the beginning of each and every week with the same statement: “Mondays…” he would sigh, dropping into a chair in front of his computer. “Mondays.” On Fridays at the other end of the week the same guy would put on his overcoat and […]

Getting My Greens: Kale

Getting My Greens: Kale

Everyone has been all a-twitter about kale these days, and after some prompting by some friends I finally took the plunge and picked up some up. I was a little skeptical about kale because my only experience with it thus far was using it as a garnish for molded jello when I worked wait staff […]

James Beard Home Style Bread

James Beard Home Style Bread

Making a 1lb loaf of five minute artisan bread for dinner each night has become an easy habit to fall into. I always have about four loaves worth of dough sitting in the fridge and it’s a rare day that goes by that I don’t make at least one loaf for dinner. But dinner is […]

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

I love noodles. Specifically I love lo mein, chow mein, chow fun, mei fun, you name it. I like non-Asian style noodles too, but I can really dig Chinese take-out noodles like nobody’s business. Often when I get the hankering for noodles of this type I end up not being able to scratch that particular […]

Eggs Jonathan

Eggs Jonathan

Aren’t Sunday mornings the bomb? Snow softly falling outside, NFL games on in the afternoon, and you (being the smart cookie that you are) made sure to lay in supplies the day before so that you don’t have to go outside. Eggs Florentine is one of Dr. Fiance’s favorite brunch treats, and since she’s been […]

Oat Soda Bread

Oat Soda Bread

Soda bread. Sounds all old timey doesn’t it? Conjures up images of John O’Hara novels and aproned grandmothers in country kitchens. I’ve been making all of my bread from scratch these days (once you go home-made it’s hard to go back) but I have been sticking with yeast breads. I ran across a post over […]

Poached Egg and Beef Bouillon Soup

Poached Egg and Beef Bouillon Soup

After a fun night out on the town with some friends, I woke up on Sunday morning to broken internet and a slight hangover that needed something tasty. As a side note, the sad thing about growing older is that I find that I tend to get hangovers even if I haven’t been drinking that […]

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