07/9/14
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Spicy Carrot Pasta Sauce

“Not for me the pile of buttered carrots on the plate.  Too sweet, too orange {too bloody cheerful more like it}.  But the carrot’s place is assured in my kitchen as the bringer of earthy sweetness, a backbone vegetable on which to build layers of flavor.” ~ Nigel Slater, Tender

04/4/14
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Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon

Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon  |  Brown Basmati & Wild Rice  |  Baby Arugula with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette The girls and I arrived home at 2:40am Monday morning…almost exactly 5 days {to the minute} from when we left in the darkness and rain the Wednesday before.  The early morning departure for a Continue reading → «Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon»

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»

01/28/14
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Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls

MONDAY Soba Noodles with Sweet~Ginger Scallion Sauce  |  Baked Veggie Egg Rolls Our weekly meatless meal rarely works out to be on Monday evening.  As proponents of the traditional Sunday Supper, we usually enjoy leftovers on Monday, or some variation arising from the remnants of whatever roasted dish was made the evening before.  But, this Continue reading → «Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls»

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»

01/23/14
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Immunity Soup with Chicken

WEDNESDAY Lately, I have been drawn to broth-based soups.  Bowls of vegetables, and a bit of protein, suspended in a clear broth which is brought to life with the addition of herbs & spices.  A few weeks ago we enjoyed this Spicky Pork & Kale version and last week it was a fragrant Chicken Bouillon. Continue reading → «Immunity Soup with Chicken»

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»

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»

11/13/13
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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»

11/7/13
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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»