Modified from TaylorMade Market Truthfully, I have not been much of a spaghetti squash fan when people have touted it as an alternative to spaghetti noodles. It always turned to mush for me and seemed kind of bland. I noticed this appealing recipe on Pinterest and decided to give spaghetti squash another try. As usual,… Continue reading Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake
Modified from Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Lasagna I have to warn you straight up about this recipe – it is incredibly rich. Not rich as in “I always fly first class.” Not rich as in “We fly our own plane and have a time-share ski cabin in Aspen.” It’s rich like “Please have the pilot ready… Continue reading Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese
With this heat wave, I needed something relatively light for dinner – so off I went to the seafood counter. It just seems cooler over there, with the long display of sea creatures nestled in iced-down trays. The scallops were calling my name, all sweetness and light in their plump milky-whiteness. Ok, they didn’t really… Continue reading Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze
There’s a mini-farmers’ market at one of our favorite spots, Community Q BBQ in Decatur, Georgia. When we stopped by on Saturday, they had these lovely 1 & 8-ball squash that I have never seen before. They are plump and round and fit in the palm of your hand. We picked up two of these,… Continue reading Stuffed Squash (1&8-ball)
We are huge fans of used-book and thrift stores, and James has an eagle-eye for spotting treasures of any sort. A few weeks ago he brought a unique book home – The Complete Round-The-World Meat Cookbook. by Myra Waldo. Published in 1967, it promoted “unusual and classic meat recipes for all cuts of meat from… Continue reading Veal Saltimbocca
Pork loin, it can be such a problem-child! Unless you’re lucky enough to have good access to meat from heritage breeds, most of the pork available is too lean and can end up being dry and flavorless after roasting. There’s a couple of ways to help this – brining, and stuffing to add moisture. Before… Continue reading Stuffed Pork Loin
One of the things we do miss is “Spaghetti Night” since we are trying to keep the carbs down. No fear, this recipe will make you forget about the noodles! Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Wilted Spinach First, prepare the tomato sauce. This is an easy sauce from canned tomatoes, but you can use whatever… Continue reading Meatballs!