02/4/14
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Roasted Italian Sausages with Tomatoes, Peppers & Onions

SUNDAY {Super Bowl} I am not going to muddle this simple recipe with a bunch of verbiage.  Suffice it to say that this is peasant food at its best.  Sausages, vegetables, herbs, a bit of olive oil & some heat for a good hour will deliver a soul satisfying meal.  Its range spans from sausages Continue reading → «Roasted Italian Sausages with Tomatoes, Peppers & Onions»

01/31/14
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Classic Char Siu Pork & Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit

TUESDAY Classic Char Siu Pork  |  Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit  This was Tuesday evening’s dinner and I am just getting to this post today…Friday!  Not like me, I know, but some weeks just head off in a direction far different then the one we had planned.  On Monday, Michael found out he needed Continue reading → «Classic Char Siu Pork & Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit»

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»

01/17/14
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Brown Sugar-Rosemary Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts, Apples + Onion

THURSDAY Brown Sugar-Rosemary Pork Chops  |  Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apples + Onion I have fallen behind this week…it happens.  Our dinners from the beginning of the week did not get posted, emails sending New Year’s wishes and recipes to try from wonderful folks like yourself, who regularly join us for dinner here, sit unanswered Continue reading → «Brown Sugar-Rosemary Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts, Apples + Onion»

01/9/14
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Spicy Pork & Kale Soup

WEDNESDAY We have been easing back into the reality of the New Year.  Monday, Michael returned to the office.  Tuesday, school resumed for Mallory.  Yesterday, Max returned to school and had his first winter training session for football in the afternoon.  Today {Thursday}, Maddie began the last half of her senior year in high school. Continue reading → «Spicy Pork & Kale Soup»

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»

11/7/13
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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»

10/17/13
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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»