Entrees

Spaghetti with Lamb and Sweet Pepper Ragu

Spaghetti with Lamb and Sweet Pepper Ragu

Lamb pairs nicely with the sweet red and yellow peppers in this Spaghetti with Lamb and Sweet Pepper Ragu.  I’ve been using thick-style spaghetti…

primavera feature

Pasta Primavera

Spring is bursting out all over!  And Summer is practically here!  This is the perfect time to make one of our all-time favorite pasta…

Roasted Chicken Enchiladas with Verde Sauce

Roasted Chicken Enchiladas with Verde Sauce

Yum!  We love just about any kind of enchilada, and this is a version I’ve been making for many years.  I think this recipe…

Halibut with braised kale, beans & tomatoes

Halibut with Braised Kale, Beans & Tomatoes

We just love halibut.  Firm, yet flaky, and not too fishy.  (The Loon doesn’t like his fish too fishy…he reminds me this often).  Matched…

One Post Chicken Vesuvio

One-Pot Chicken Vesuvio

This One-Pot Chicken Vesuvio takes the classic Italian-American specialty (originated in Chicago) and simplifies the steps but doesn’t skimp on any of the flavors….

Porterhouse Steak with Peppers, Sausage & Potatoes

Porterhouse Steak with Peppers, Sausage & Potatoes

Ready to impress?  Ready to eat like a carnivore?  Ready to eat like the Romans do?   Well, look no further.  Porterhouse Steak with…

Amazing Asian Ribs

Asian Braised Short Ribs

These Asian Braised Short Ribs are seriously finger-licking good.  The Asian influences are Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean.  They are literally fall-off-the-bone good.  It’s…

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits is classic Southern U.S.  cuisine.  These grits are loaded with flavor…they are creamy, cheesy and buttery…and sinfully delicious.  Topped off…

Mussels with garlic and white wine

Mussels with Garlic and Wine

Mussels with Garlic and Wine have been a favorite dish of both the Loon and me for many, many years.  The mussels add an…

Kung Pao Shrimp

Kung Pao Shrimp

Both the Loon and I love Chinese food so much.  As kids, we weren’t exposed to really good Chinese cuisine very much, me growing…