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Meatloaf: My Blue Plate Special

In Dinner On November 17, 2011 0 Comments

Growing up, each year, when my birthday came around, my Mother would ask me what did I want for dinner on my special day.  Every year I would… Read More »


Roasted Stuffed Zucchini

In Vegetables On November 16, 2011 1 Comment

Zucchini is big staple in Italian-American households and lucky me because the British husband loves it!  It’s a cold rainy Wednesday night and this is the perfect hearty… Read More »


Roasted Asparagus with Fresh Parmesan

In Vegetables On November 16, 2011 0 Comments

I love this side dish.  It’s simple to make, flavorful and goes well with so many main courses.  Beside parm on vegetables!?  Sign us right up.   1… Read More »


Go Greek With Spanakorizo

In Dinner On November 13, 2011 0 Comments

Last night we were dying for Mediterranean and I was too exhausted to cook – or schlep to C-Town on my corner.  So, I decided to order in from… Read More »


Chicken and Artichokes

In Dinner On November 13, 2011 3 Comments

This dish is a total crowd pleaser.  My mom used to make this when we were growing up.  She calls it “Chicken Gabrielle” named after my youngest sister. … Read More »


Mushroom Barley Soup

In Soups & Stews On November 10, 2011 2 Comments

Can you believe growing up I never had mushroom barley soup!?   Well, it’s true.   My mother is an Italian cook so barley wasn’t really in her… Read More »


Lemon Sole Provencal

In Dinner On November 6, 2011 0 Comments

After a day of errands at Gracious Home and Home Depot, I stopped off and had a filling lunch at Café Alsace.  (Their croque madame’s are to die… Read More »


Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

In Dinner On November 5, 2011 0 Comments

One of my favorite meals is a simple bowl of macaroni with a fresh tomato sauce.  It’s a cold Friday night here in the city and after a… Read More »