10/12/13
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Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}

FRIDAY Meatballs  |  Marinara Sauce  |  Roasted Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” This week I posted 4 different recipes for meatballs on my Tumblr blog and when I posted our dinner menu for the week here I had not decided which recipe I was actually going to use.  Each recipe had something that appealed to me.  Slow Continue reading → «Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}»

09/6/13
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Roast Pork Sandwiches & Roasted Apple and Cheddar Salad

THURSDAY Slow-Roasted Pork Sandwiches with Herbed Grape Sauce  |  Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad   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 Continue reading → «Roast Pork Sandwiches & Roasted Apple and Cheddar Salad»

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»

08/27/13
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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»

07/8/13
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Risotto with Sausage & Fennel

SUNDAY Risotto with Grilled Sausages & Peppers and Fennel   “Creamy risotto, dotted with fresh spring peas or delicate shellfish, is a classic of the northern Italian table.  This versatile dish never ceases to please ~ combining the satisfying flavors of tender rice, fresh herbs, and seasonal ingredients with delicious results.  Whether featuring grilled sausage Continue reading → «Risotto with Sausage & Fennel»

07/1/13
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Marinated Pork Tenderloin with a Strawberry & Melon Salad

SUNDAY Hoisin-Marinated & Grilled Pork Tenderloins  |  Strawberry, Melon & Baby Arugula Salad  |  Roasted Baby Red Potatoes   This evening’s dinner is a wonderful example of easy summer cooking at it’s best.  Worthy of a Sunday dinner, it can also be enjoyed on a busy weeknight as it cooks up quickly with minimal preparation Continue reading → «Marinated Pork Tenderloin with a Strawberry & Melon Salad»

06/25/13
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Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette

MONDAY Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce  |  Chopped Kale with a Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette and Parmesan Cheese  |  Garlic Croutons   “On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” ― Mark Haddon As I Continue reading → «Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette»

06/18/13
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Crispy Pancetta,Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches

MONDAY Crispy Pancetta, Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches  |  Fresh Cherries One of my favorite sandwiches is the classic “BLT” {bacon, lettuce & tomato} and the best time to enjoy one of these beauties is during the summer when heirloom tomatoes are hanging heavy on the vine.  My tomato plants {Julia Child and Paul Robeson} Continue reading → «Crispy Pancetta,Tomato & Burrata Sandwiches»

06/3/13
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Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa

SUNDAY Vietnamese Pork Chops  |  Fresh Apple Salsa   “The city takes a breath on Sunday.  Of all that’s lost in the pursuit of what’s next, I hope we don’t lose that…” ~ Hawksley Workman   I try very hard to keep Sundays free of chores.  Cleaning, laundry, errands…these are my constant companions six days Continue reading → «Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa»

05/31/13
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Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins

THURSDAY Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins  |  Brown Rice     I woke this morning much the same way I do every morning…Michael’s alarm goes off and he heads into the shower while I lie in bed drifting in between the lightest state of sleep and conscious thought.  By the time Continue reading → «Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins»