New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad

New England~Style Clam Chowder  |  Spinach Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette “Soup is the solvent of memory.  For many of us it is love.  When I am tired and want comfort, when I want to share happiness, or when I want flavor, my first desire is soup.  The pots and bowls and cups of Continue reading → «New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad»


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»


Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert

THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce  |  Pappardelle Pasta  |  Haricot Vert with Shallots, Tomato & Lemon Both the meatballs & tetrazzini sauce recipes come from my new favorite cookbook, Canal House Cooks Everyday.  Chefs & authors, Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton refer to the tetrazzini sauce as “decidedly retro”  harking back to a time when “ladies Continue reading → «Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert»