Chicken Tagine with Fennel & Olives

Chicken Tagine with Fennel & Olives

When I started this blog back in 2009 (holy sh%t it’s been that long!), I said I would post the winners and the losers.  This dish wasn’t a loser but it didn’t come together as I had hoped.  The sauce didn’t thicken as described in 

Chicken, Sausage & Peppers

Chicken, Sausage & Peppers

First of all, this recipe is MUCH more delicious than the photo makes it appear.  The dish is basically a quick version of traditional  sausage and peppers which I love. The pickled cherry peppers and their juice add a great flavor; as did the hot 

Meatloaf with a Kick!

Meatloaf with a Kick!

Who doesn’t love meatloaf?!  It’s a perfect dinner as the cool fall weather arrives.  The Barefoot Contessa Turkey Meatloaf is my go-to but I decided to try a beef – pork version and came across this Emeril recipe.  Looked up my alley with the added 

Weeknight Chicken: Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower & Chickpeas

Weeknight Chicken: Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower & Chickpeas

Here is a great roasted chicken recipe — perfect for the fall weather!  The dish takes about an hour to cook but has minimal prep work so it is definitely doable on a weeknight. I made two minor additions to the recipe.  In addition to 

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

The day after Christmas is my father-in-law’s birthday.  Tim’s immediately family came up to the Berkshires on the 26th to celebrate.  We had the delicious and festive menu below.  The pork I have made before and it was even better than I remember!  The bacon 

Slow Cooker Recipes: Black Bean Soup with Shredded Pork

Slow Cooker Recipes: Black Bean Soup with Shredded Pork

If you love black bean soup, you’ll enjoy this slow cooker recipe!  How amazing are slow cookers!  I love throwing the ingredients in the cooker and then coming home 10 hours later with dinner prepared.  This recipe was especially appealing because, as you know, I 

Looking for Menu Ideas?  Real Simple's Four-Week Dinner Plan

Looking for Menu Ideas? Real Simple's Four-Week Dinner Plan

I used to grocery shop multiple times per week.  I would just pick up what I needed for dinner that night on my way home from work.  That’s not a realistic option now that Charlotte has come along and I am working full time.  Menu 

Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola

Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola

Here is a delicious way to prepare your basic pork chop, courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis.  I bought some delicious center cut pork chops at the butcher shop in Chelsea Market.  We were thinking of grilling them but then I came upon this recipe.  With 

Comfort Food Classic: Bolognese Sauce

Comfort Food Classic: Bolognese Sauce

Since I am still on a quest for the perfect bolognese sauce, I decided this recipe from the March Bon Appetit was a good use for the last of the ground beef from the steer. This recipe is from a “back country” menu, so it 

Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Here is a very tasty way to prepare your basic pork chop!  The goat cheese, cream cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomato filling is super tasty and tangy.  The dish looks like it would take a long time to make but comes together quite quickly. A