Our friend  served us the most delicious salad the other night. At first she was ashamed to admit that her secret weapon was a bottled dressing called Garlic Expressions, which is a truly delicious 100% organic bottled dressing (made with fresh garlic vs. dried)—which she buys by the case. Her other cheat is a collection […]


This recipe, while it does use a strip or two of bacon, is a little lighter than most chowders because it doesn’t require cream. 1-2 strips of bacon, finely sliced 1 onion finely chopped 2 medium carrots finely chopped 1 large celery stalk finely chopped (or two small ones) 2  medium sized yukon golds, medium […]


While I usually prefer zucchini mandolined and sauteed, this time I chopped them lengthwise and in cottage fry chunks and used the hot cast iron skillet I had just cooked turkey burgers in to pan-fry them. They seared quickly because of the high heat and had great flavor from turkey meat left in the pan […]


Most markets these days do a decent ready-made pizza dough. We had a couple of families coming over on very short notice and I wanted to get the kids fed quickly, while also giving adults something to snack on once they’ve tucked into a glass of wine. Skillet pizza is a quick and easy, and […]

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