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Shrimp Pasta with Kale and Garlic (gluten-free)

Outside it was still raining.  Still. Raining.  When I see the sunshine again, I am going to kiss it – it has been away far too long!  In the meantime, … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pan-Seared, Blackened Flounder

The secrets to a really tasty piece of blackened fish are 1) a really tasty Creole seasoning, and 2) not overcooking the fish.  I use a slightly modified version of  … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 7 Comments

“Great Balls of Fire” Bourbon Mustard Sauce

Hat tip to Pork n Whiskey blog! Bourbon, mustard, and pork…great combination!  Oh look, the recipe says to flambé the bourbon.  “I can do that”, I think to myself.  “This … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 8 Comments

Ground Pork with Spicy Thai Noodles

I love noodles, and I love peanut sauce.  However trying to stick with a quasi-Paleo diet means eating no gluten and avoiding legumes, which knocks out a lot of noodle … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 18 Comments

Seared Sea Scallops with Fig-Balsamic Glaze

Scallops are simply wonderful for a quick meal – they only take a few minutes to cook and there are many simple ways to serve them.  I love them seared … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 13 Comments

Peppers Stuffed with Curried Beef

I am overly fond of martabak, a savory, meat-stuffed pancake that one of our nearby Thai restaurants has on the appetizer menu.  It is meaty and a little spicy, with … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 14 Comments

Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Our good-gardener, neighbor Mike brought us some beautiful pattypan squash from his garden, and also a package of heirloom tomatoes that he had sun-dried and put up from another year’s … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 15 Comments

Sirloin Tip Steak with Harissa Marinade

Silly me, I made the mistake of assuming the grocery store would be open on Sunday, as usual.  Rediscovering that it was Easter meant that dinner plans had to be … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Clams in Wine, Garlic and Herb Broth

Over the last decade (or two), I seem to have developed quite an aversion to crowds of people.  The feeling of being hemmed in, the annoyance of trying to get … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 17 Comments

Oven Barbequed Chicken

…and a product review for Bone Suckin’ Sauce! I love bbq chicken on the grill – especially the bits of crispy skin with sauce, blackened with caramelized sugar from the … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Baked Flounder with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning

I grew up eating a lot of flounder – – fried.  Served with fried shrimp and fried hushpuppies.  (If you don’t know hushpuppies, you surely haven’t eaten at a fish … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · 4 Comments

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings

In my humble opinion, chicken wings are good any time of the day or night.  You can have them as appetizers, set them out as party food, or make a … Continue reading

August 23, 2011 · 19 Comments

Red Curry Poached Cod

Sometimes dinner is born from what’s on special at the market – and often those dishes turn out to be the most interesting because they are unplanned and must be … Continue reading

August 18, 2011 · 25 Comments

Paprika-Cumin Marinated Sirloin Steak and Medley of Roasted Squash

Adapted from How to Cook Meat Last week we splurged and ordered 40 pounds of grass-fed, grass-finished Angus beef for the freezer.  If you recall, I had to do a … Continue reading

June 19, 2011 · 5 Comments

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