11/22/13
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EPIC Ragu Bolognese

WEDNESDAY EPIC Ragù Bolognese A certain magic happens as the beef and aromatic vegetables slowly cook down with wine, tomato paste, and broth ~ Bon Appetit   Let’s get one thing clear before we begin…there is nothing quick about making a ragù {at least one worth eating}.  It is not the dinner you “whip up” Continue reading → «EPIC Ragu Bolognese»

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»

11/14/13
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Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola

WEDNESDAY Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola  |  Basil~Caesar Salad Years ago, as a young, newlywed couple, Michael and I found ourselves living in Princeton, New Jersey.  The significance of that location had nothing to do with the ivy~league University anchoring that quaint little town but rather its prime geographic location among the Mid~Atlantic states. At the Continue reading → «Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola»

11/13/13
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Sticky Baked Chicken Wings & a Crisp Salad

TUESDAY Sticky Baked Chicken Wings with Pomegranate Molasses  |  Crisp Salad with Thai Ginger Dressing   It is 5:19pm on Wednesday and I can’t believe that this is the first chance I have had to sit down and share last night’s dinner with you.  The week got off to a blazing start with Michael leaving Continue reading → «Sticky Baked Chicken Wings & a Crisp 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»

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»

10/16/13
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Grilled Sambal Chicken Thighs & Kale~Butternut Squash Salad

TUESDAY Grilled Sambal Chicken Thighs  |  Kale~Butternut Squash Salad   {with a side of “Finding Your Passion”}   For me, the most difficult part of posting on this blog is this paragraph right here…the beginning.  Deciding how to start the conversations you and I share on this little space…most of the time, it is about Continue reading → «Grilled Sambal Chicken Thighs & Kale~Butternut Squash Salad»