Category Archives: meat, poultry,and fish

Braised chicken and bell peppers

To misquote my sister’s favorite TV chef Ina Garten, how pretty is that? Red bell peppers are one of my top three favorite vegetables. They’re sweet without being sugary, delicious raw and cooked into oblivion, or anywhere in between, and … Continue reading

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Spicy chicken lettuce wraps

Did I mention we have air conditioning now? I guess I didn’t need to; I’m sure everyone heard our sighs of relief from many miles away. Our new air conditioner is not lowering the temperature to arctic levels, thank goodness. … Continue reading

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Turkey meatballs with parmesan

Tom loves meatballs. I’m not a fan of ground beef. But when we work together, beautiful things happen. Beautiful things like these orbs of deliciousness you see above. You might expect meatballs made with turkey to be bland and dry, … Continue reading

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Lemon-dijon chicken with scallion cream

Saturday night, Tom and I met friends at the Indian Crossing Casino to hear Otis and the Alligators, a great blues band. As far as I know, the Casino has never lived up to its name in the gambling sense. … Continue reading

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Potato-ham hash: it’s not just for breakfast

One of these days I need to make hash for breakfast. Crispy potato bits, maybe topped with a lovely fried egg with a runny yolk… . What a great way to start the day. It’s not that I’ve never made … Continue reading

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Spicy tomato-artichoke chicken

When you go to Florida every March, as we do, you get a brief preview of summer long before the 80-degree days will appear at home. It’s heavenly to start the day with a walk on the beach. On the last day, … Continue reading

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Chicken chili with black beans

We are a two-chili family. Tom makes a fantastic red chili with sausage and kidney beans; I make white chili with chicken and white beans. Tonight we had some lovely leftover chicken, so it was my turn. Once my onions … Continue reading

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Chicken-spinach enchiladas for Tom

Last Sunday was my lovely husband Tom’s birthday. It was also Superbowl Sunday, so you know what this sports-obsessed household is doing — even though the Packers are not in the game. Let us pause for a moment of mourning … Continue reading

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Braised pork with carrots and parsnips

My day job is as a freelance book editor, mostly cookbooks. I am grateful beyond words (sorry about the pun) to be able to work with food writers and chefs. I learn new things every day. I recently had the … Continue reading

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Return to The Pig: roast pork

Return to The Pig: roast pork I was against The Pig at first. This was partly because my otherwise sane and wonderful husband purchased the half-pig from his friend and told me only after the fact. Before The Pig, we … Continue reading

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