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Chicken with Warm Green Olive and Shallot Vinaigrette

I am always looking for something quick and relatively tasty that I can whip up after work for either dinner that night, or to have for lunches the next day. This was a lunch-the-next-day dish and it worked really great for that.

This is a good amount for two people. Double it up if […]

Be My Valentine: Porcini-Crusted Filet Mignon with Fresh Herb Butter

This was an easy and delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. I made the herb butter the day before (as well as grinding up the dried porcinis then) and the rest jwa and I made together last night. Teamwork!

I was surprised at how much I loved the kale. I’ve always cooked kale but this was […]

FFwD: Orange Almond Tart

Well, it’s (almost) Friday again. Let’s go to France with French Fridays with Dorie!

This week was the Orange Almond Tart, which to my delight, I had practically everything I needed to make it already at home. A couple of months ago, I picked up a bag of Almond Meal at Trader Joe’s and […]

Marinated Eggplant and Zucchini with Capers and Mint & Crisp Rosemary Flatbread

Yes, I am still on a Mediterranean kick. This is a great side dish or appetizer-ish snack. Even a tapas, if you will. I added the zucchini to the original eggplant only dish and I liked it a lot. Personally, I do enjoy eggplant but I enjoy it even more when it has a […]

Greek Macaroni and Cheese

Okay, wow, so first off, this is the first recipe that I have ever made with LESS cheese than the original recipe called for. Well played, Saveur Magazine. I have never been out-cheesed on a recipe before! You, sirs and madams, are magnificent cheese bastards.

The recipe called for 12 oz. — 4 cups […]