03/8/14
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Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds

“…the inherent passion and energy that Jerusalemites have in abundance results in some fantastic food and culinary creativity…There is something about the heated, highly animated spirit of the city’s residents that creates unparalleled delicious food.  It also has a very obvious effect on the flavors, which are strong and bold, with lots of sour and Continue reading → «Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds»

03/5/14
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Chicken Skin Popcorn with Rosemary Butter

This is not the popcorn you have come to know.  It is nothing like the movie theater variety, or the microwave version.  It is not the popcorn you find yourself retrieving from that cute little cart on wheels during happy hour, or at a reception, or at a backyard “event”.  What it is…divinely decadent and Continue reading → «Chicken Skin Popcorn with Rosemary Butter»

02/23/14
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Surf & Turf with Creamy, Buttery Cauliflower Puree

FRIDAY Grilled NY Strip Steak  |  Pan Seared Sea Scallops  |  Creamy, Buttery Cauliflower PureĆ©  |  Gremolata  This dinner is certainly not standard Friday fare for us.  Prime steak…lusciously large sea scallops…those two items alone could land your grocery bill into dangerous, unwanted territory.  But, after a long week of traveling in both Shanghai and Continue reading → «Surf & Turf with Creamy, Buttery Cauliflower Puree»

02/17/14
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Chicken Wings & Katsu Sauce

MONDAY Oven~Baked Chicken Wings  |  Katsu Sauce  |  Jasmine Rice  |  Steamed Broccoli “Sometimes we cook purely for the pleasure of it, understanding the provenance of our ingredients, choosing them with great care, thoughtfully taking them on the journey from shop to plate.  We seek out the perfect recipe and take our time, lovingly preparing Continue reading → «Chicken Wings & Katsu Sauce»

02/11/14
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Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms

SUNDAY Pan~Fried Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms  |  Brown Rice  |  Garlicky Spinach One of the easiest ways I prepare “fried chicken” is using this method.  Chicken thighs {bone~in and skin~on} are seared, skin side down, in a very hot skillet for a bit and then finished in the oven.  The result is incredibly Continue reading → «Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms»

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»

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»

01/24/14
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BEST! Buffalo Chicken Wings & Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

FRIDAY Finally!  Just in time for the weekend…the Buffalo chicken wings you have seen pop up on my Weekly Dinner Menu a few times in the last month but which have never appeared in a post.  Not just any Buffalo chicken wings, mind you…these are EPIC!  A pretty strong statement, I know, but you must Continue reading → «BEST! Buffalo Chicken Wings & Homemade Blue Cheese Dip»

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»

01/16/14
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Chicken Bouillon & Boursin Deviled Eggs

WEDNESDAY Chicken Bouillon  |  Boursin Deviled Eggs  |  Kale Salad with Mustard Cream Vinaigrette This morning, I had the pleasure of catching up with a dear friend.  We first met, over eight years ago, in the manner common for moms with young children…school.  We had children in the same grades, we volunteered like mad women Continue reading → «Chicken Bouillon & Boursin Deviled Eggs»