08/28/14
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Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}

“I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn.  I  remember them from my childhood.  I only had them in the summer.  They were extraordinary.”   ~  Alice Waters   September is knocking at the door.  The children here are back in school and the days are becoming noticeably shorter.  But, before the lingering days Continue reading → «Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}»

08/5/14
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Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad

“No matter what the variety, it is still safe to say that the fresher the corn the better.  If you don’t have a corn patch of your own, buy locally grown corn straight from the farmer ~ at a produce stand on the side of the road or at a farmer’s market.  At the market, Continue reading → «Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad»

02/5/14
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Braised Beef Short Ribs

TUESDAY Braised Beef Short Ribs  |  Mashed Potatoes  |  Skillet~Roasted Brussels Sprouts “Nothing creates a sense of well~being like a barely simmering braise or stew cooking quietly on the stove or in the oven.  The warm aromas wafting in the air are deeply comforting.  Dinner is cooking.  A simple and economical cut of meat is Continue reading → «Braised Beef Short Ribs»

02/1/14
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Cobb Salad & Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts

THURSDAY As I mentioned yesterday, I have fallen a bit behind this week.  One thing leads to another and here I sit on Saturday morning chatting with you about our dinner on Thursday night.  I know I could have let this one slide…you probably would never have noticed the missing post…but this salad deserves its Continue reading → «Cobb Salad & Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts»

12/31/13
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New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad

New England~Style Clam Chowder  |  Spinach Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette “Soup is the solvent of memory.  For many of us it is love.  When I am tired and want comfort, when I want to share happiness, or when I want flavor, my first desire is soup.  The pots and bowls and cups of Continue reading → «New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad»

11/8/13
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Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs

THURSDAY Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs     When this recipe popped up on my Tumblr dashboard last week it caught my eye.  I know that we are well beyond the tomato season but who could resist a little salad tucked into a pretty red package?  Or, maybe, it was the Continue reading → «Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs»

11/7/13
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Chicken Pot Pie

WEDNESDAY Chicken Pot Pie “Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Meet the Austins   We have been home for a couple of days, arriving in the first few hours of Monday morning, but that overwhelming sense of relief and comfort which washes over Continue reading → «Chicken Pot Pie»

10/24/13
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Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce

WEDNESDAY Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce  |  Applesauce   I am sitting here at my desk, staring at the blinking cursor on my computer screen, twirling my hair {a nervous habit of mine} and thinking of something witty to say in order to engage you to read on about this absolutely lovely pot roast we Continue reading → «Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce»

09/4/13
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Grilled Sausages with Herbed Grape Sauce & Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese

TUESDAY Grilled Sausages with Herbed Grape Sauce  |  Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the blog, Local Milk, authored by Beth Kirby and have found myself drawn to the space ever since.  Once upon a time, Beth was a reluctant native of Tennessee but, after a bit Continue reading → «Grilled Sausages with Herbed Grape Sauce & Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese»

08/30/13
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Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad

THURSDAY Butter Fried Chicken  |  Refrigerator Salad   Do you remember me mentioning, at the beginning of the week, that the novelty of the new school year had waned and the the reality of our new schedule was sinking in?  Well “sinking in” does not adequately describe how violently the new routine has taken over Continue reading → «Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad»