Category Archives: Recipes

Ciao Bella

Dear Diary – Long time no see! I apologize for not writing sooner, but things have just been so BUSY that I haven’t had time! What with the whirlwind trip to Vegas that involved 1) the best meal I never … Continue reading

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Easter traditions

Sure, there’s your hams, lambs, bunnies and Peeps. But in my family, Easter was handled by my Italian grandparents, and growing up, we always had veal. Delicious veal, pounded in to cutlets, sauteed in Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs, and baked … Continue reading

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What kind of side dishes will we be enjoying this evening?*

Steam-n-roast So I’ve been trying to eat more vegetables, and generally eat more healthily. Plain steamed broccoli only goes so far before it just annoys me, while Roman style pan roasted broccoli is delicious yet swimming in oil and takes … Continue reading

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Guest Recipe: Acadian Chicken Soup

This recipe comes from Facebook follower Kristen A., who responded to the Poultry Challenge message that I posted last night and offered to share this recipe. This Friday – tomorrow, February 18, Whole Foods has chickens on sale. I recommend … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions

Are you ready for some football??? The Super Bowl is arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the world, bringing in millions of dollars in advertising, taking the art of talking trash to a whole new level and offering sweet … Continue reading

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Ready to crack(er)

I try, whenever I can, to abide by a simple dietary rule: if the food in question is not something that would be considered “healthy,” if I want to eat it, then I need to make my own from scratch. … Continue reading

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Stock-ing up for the new year.

From Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles cookbook: “What’s missing in your home cooking? Why doesn’t that dish you painfully re-created from the chef’s recipe taste like it does in the restaurant? What’s wrong with your soup, your sauces, your stews? The … Continue reading

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Blizzards Are for Blogging!

Is there a better activity for a cold snowy afternoon than sitting down with a glass of wine & some new technology (iPad!) to write about festive holiday fare? I think not. Not unless you are also wearing new flannel … Continue reading

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Cocoa Bourbon Balls

These simple to “bake” holiday cookies are also fun to make, and the combination of cocoa, smashing things, and bourbon helps take the edge off other holiday preparations. This recipe came from my wife, who got it from her mother. … Continue reading

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This One’s for the Dogs

Ninety-nine percent of the culinary topics we discuss at WFIH are chosen to appeal to a human audience. But as we approach the season of over-spending, over-eating and generally over-indulging, I’ve chosen to expand this post to a wider audience. … Continue reading

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