01/22/14
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Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine

TUESDAY   “82.  Cook – Cooking just might be the single most important thing you can do for your dietary health.  In theory, it should make little difference to your health whether you cook for yourself or let someone else do the work for you.  But, unless you can hire a personal chef to prepare Continue reading → «Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine»

01/9/14
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Chicken Roasted in Milk & Spigariello with Lemon~Garlic Vinaigrette

TUESDAY Chickens Roasted in Milk with Lemon, Cinnamon & Sage  |  Spigariello with Lemon~Garlic Vinaigrette  |  Roasted Potatoes We like chicken.  We eat a lot of chicken.  Grilled, pounded, fried, stuffed and skewered…chicken is a virtual blank canvas in the dinner arena.  But of all the ways we enjoy this member of the fowl family, roasting Continue reading → «Chicken Roasted in Milk & Spigariello with Lemon~Garlic Vinaigrette»

11/18/13
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Grilled Pork Loin with Hard Cider Sauce & Skillet Apples with Sage

SUNDAY Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Hard Cider Sauce  |  Skillet Apples with Sage  |  Roasted Baby Red Potatoes  |  Steamed Broccoli Rabe   As we began our descent into Portland, Oregon on Saturday morning I looked out the plane window to see that we were in the middle of nearly black clouds and the rain Continue reading → «Grilled Pork Loin with Hard Cider Sauce & Skillet Apples with Sage»

10/22/13
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Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn

MONDAY Chicken Salad Sandwiches  |  Garlic~Thyme “Mayonnaise”  |  Cranberry~Orange Coolers  |  Truffle~Parmesan Popcorn   Sunday dinners are different.  More often than not, the table is set in the dining room, flowers and candles dress the tabletop, dinner starts a bit earlier and we linger around the table a little longer, savoring a meal as well Continue reading → «Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn»

10/17/13
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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw

WEDNESDAY Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw  | Cilantro~Avocado Cream   As I have mentioned before, when I plan our dinner menus for the coming week I try and look forward a bit, taking into consideration scheduled activities, business travel, even the weather {ever-changing as it is} realizing, of course, that Continue reading → «Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw»

10/3/13
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Braised Chickens, Truffled Cauliflower Mash & a Gremolata

TUESDAY Butterflied & Braised Chickens  |  Truffled Cauliflower Mash  |  Lemon~Caper Gremolata   “Best laid plans of mice and men often go astray…”   It is Thursday and I am just now getting to share with you Tuesday evening’s dinner…an indicator as to how this week is moving along.  I knew it was going to Continue reading → «Braised Chickens, Truffled Cauliflower Mash & a Gremolata»

09/26/13
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Chocolate Cake with an Orange~Cinnamon Cream

Chocolate Cake {Gluten Free}  |  Orange, Cinnamon & Vanilla Cream Cake is synonymous with joy, laughter, and togetherness. While warm cookies may accompany an afternoon snack or ice cream may be a treat for a weekend celebration, cake is for the moments we want to remember, the milestones we want to imprint on our minds Continue reading → «Chocolate Cake with an Orange~Cinnamon Cream»

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»

08/27/13
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Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots

MONDAY Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Peach Salsa  |  Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots Today was Monday…really Monday.  School may have officially started last week but today was the first Monday of the new school year, kicking off the first whole week of school.  The first few days of catching up with old friends, meeting new teachers, getting Continue reading → «Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots»

08/19/13
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Beef Tenderloin with Tomato Gravy & A Basil Caesar Salad

SUNDAY Beef Tenderloin  |  Tomato Gravy  | Basil Caesar Salad  |  Strawberry,Basil, Lemonade Granitas   A whole fillet of beef tenderloin is a wonderful dinner when entertaining guests, as we did this evening.  It is special, not something people often cook for themselves at home for dinner, and the finished presentation is always impressive.  But Continue reading → «Beef Tenderloin with Tomato Gravy & A Basil Caesar Salad»