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September’s Best Bites

September’s Best Bites

I’ll consider my post on Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes as my Recipe of the Month for September. Seems like several readers have made it, and it’s one of those recipes you can “make your own” in various ways. And, for some of the other good dishes I enjoyed in September (in spite of a … Continue reading

Summer Salads

Summer Salads

I’m not much on labor-intensive salads, unless it can also do double-duty as a main dish with the addition of a protein. Salads are usually on the side for me, and usually eaten after my main course. That evolved because I tended to eat the main course (i.e. protein) first, then I’d look at that bowl … Continue reading

June Best Bites

June Best Bites

It was a tasty month, starting with strawberries (jam and shortcake) and ending with blueberries (jam). I had enjoyed Nomad’s soppressata pizza with a drizzle of honey, so I did the same with this Trader Joe’s uncured pepperoni pizza. Until now I didn’t even like pepperoni, because it was neon orange, harsh, and so greasy. But the higher-quality uncured … Continue reading

May’s Best Bites

May’s Best Bites

So much goodness, but a lot of it was not made by me, as my knee (frayed meniscus) is still limiting the time I spend in the kitchen (or doing anything else, sadly). I did, however, discover the secret to really crispy oven-baked chicken wings and I’ll share that with you soon, as a Recipe … Continue reading

April’s Best Bites

April’s Best Bites

I’ve gone from being so caught up to being woefully behind, due to an editing project I’ve taken on for a friend’s cookbook. So, here, with almost no explanation is a roundup of some of what I enjoyed in April. Briefly: spiced nuts, casseroles at Hot Wok Cafe, chocolate-orange bread pudding, a kitchen sink cookie from … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Let’s just cut straight to the margaritas. Sure, it would be nice if you made (or ordered) some crunchy fish tacos, fruity tacos al pastor, or rich chicken enchiladas (maybe Suiza style?) to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5. But don’t forget the margaritas. I’m a purist at heart (lime-based, no “slushies”), but this jalapeño“enhanced” version … Continue reading

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

My brother Mark’s birthday is next week. It’s not a major one, but I thought this would be a good time to showcase some of the great meals he cooks at home. He goes to work very early in the morning, and will sometimes shoot me an email with a photo of the previous night’s … Continue reading

March Best Bites

March Best Bites

I didn’t cook so much in March for some reason, so relied on Lucy’s and Trader Joe’s to fill in the gaps at home. Sometimes I’d just buy vegetables to go with soups and purchased entrées, and that works well, too, such as adding kale to vegetarian split pea soup from Lucy’s, below. (Those fried sweet … Continue reading