Category Archives: Dinner

Thai Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Pan Salsa

I really didn’t want to like Rachel Ray.  I have this inherent distrust of anyone who is popular.  It comes from being the unattractive nerdy kid in school, I inherently distrust anyone who is charming and/or particularly good looking.  If … Continue reading

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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Cherry Rosemary Compote

One of the great things about cherries is that they are affordable only long enough that you don’t get sick of them.  For just a few weeks you can load up on cherries without feeling guilty, and then they are … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Chard Saute with Eggs and Toast

A tragedy happened yesterday, our oven died.  Well, I think it died a while ago, but since I haven’t used it in almost a month I didn’t notice until yesterday.  I wanted to make a lasagne (one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Quinoa and Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

Yesterday we had a very special guest over for dinner–my sister’s boyfriend.  It was the first time we got to meet him so it was very exciting.  Paige wanted me to work my culinary magic to impress him, and I … Continue reading

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Felafel and Cucumber Dill Sauce with Variations

I don’t think I will ever forget the first time I had felafel.  That day changed my culinary horizons, it was a revelation.  The humble Felafel and Fries in Adams Morgan in DC still holds a place of great esteem … Continue reading

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Cooking with a Schlub: Pasta Bake

In my continuing aim to teach Ben how to do some simple and healthy cooking (beyond chicken pesto pasta and Mac n Cheese) I decided to show him how to make a super simple pasta bake that is full of … Continue reading

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Raspberry Spice Pork Chops

As we all know, I love Penzey’s Spices store.  Grocery stores cannot match the quality and variety of spices and seasonings and herbs that Penzey’s offers.  As I have pointed out to my husband, the last two times I’ve been … Continue reading

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