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»

01/13/14
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Lavender Dry~Rubbed Veal Chops & Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes

SUNDAY Lavender Dry~Rubbed Veal Chops  |  Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes  |  Steamed Broccoli   Before we get to the rest of our dinner last night, let’s talk about the Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes…did you think I had lost my mind?  When I came across this recipe {posted over at the Salted & Styled blog} it Continue reading → «Lavender Dry~Rubbed Veal Chops & Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes»

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»

10/10/13
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Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce

WEDNESDAY Roast Chickens  | Herbed Pan Gravy  |  Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes  |  Peas Chicken…more often than not, finds itself as a supporting cast member, rather than in the starring role, in the world of daily dinner theater.  We roast and simmer it to make stock {the work~horse of many kitchens, home as well as Continue reading → «Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce»

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»

04/28/13
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Slow-Roasted Pork with Herbs, Butter-Braised Spring Onions & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

SUNDAY Slow-Roasted Boneless Pork Shoulder with Herbs & Lemon  |  Butter-Braised Spring Onions with lots of Chives  |  Creamy Mashed Potatoes What a glorious weekend!  The weather here in Northern California was just about as perfect as you could have imagined.  Cool mornings & evenings but sandwiched in-between was spectacular sunshine & balmy temperatures. We Continue reading → «Slow-Roasted Pork with Herbs, Butter-Braised Spring Onions & Creamy Mashed Potatoes»

04/24/13
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Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Spring Peas & Preserved Lemon

WEDNESDAY Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Spring Peas & Preserved Lemon  |  Basmati Rice Just one thing before I get into dinner…{it is an illness after all}.  One of my favorite food bloggers, Heidi Swanson @ 101 Cookbooks has a Web pop-up shop called QUITOKEETO featuring culinary {and beyond} treasures.  QUITOKEETO is only open until Continue reading → «Beef & Lamb Meatballs with Spring Peas & Preserved Lemon»

04/21/13
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Roasted Chicken with Clementines & Pernod and a Spring Tabbouleh

SUNDAY Roasted Chickens with Clementines & Pernod  |  Spring Tabbouleh   The mercury reached 80°F today!  We ate dinner tonight by candlelight, outside sitting under twinkle lights listening to the tide come in.  Please tell me it is NOT Monday tomorrow… But let’s hit the rewind button on today…it did not begin as leisurely as Continue reading → «Roasted Chicken with Clementines & Pernod and a Spring Tabbouleh»

04/20/13
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Chicken Wings & Friday Night Baseball

FRIDAY {Asian} Hot Wings  |  Blue Cheese-Yogurt Sauce  |  Carrot & Celery Sticks   Friday night!  We made it. The night baseball game, originally scheduled for this past Wednesday was cancelled at the last minute & rescheduled for tonight…Friday night baseball under the lights!!  Certainly a big deal for our Junior players…playing on a “real” Continue reading → «Chicken Wings & Friday Night Baseball»