Tamari-Ginger Chicken With Asparagus and Almond Sauce

Are you tired of asparagus yet? I’m not! This dish is perfect for those spring days when it’s still a bit cool but the asparagus is in full production. The best of all worlds: fresh veggies, a sheet pan, and a quick & easy recipe. Add to that a truly scrumptious sauce, and you’re going…

Grilled Pork With Rhubarb Sauce

You know rhubarb is a vegetable, right? A lot of people think of it as a fruit because of its association with pies and crumbles. Most dessert pies are fruit-based, with the exception of sweet potato and pumpkin pies. Although botanically speaking, pumpkin is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. But I digress. I adore…

Black & Bleu Meatloaf

Technically, it’s already spring here. But we had a cool, rainy day on Tuesday, and it seemed we could do with some comfort food anyway, so I whipped up one of my favorites. My butcher used to always have Black & Blue Meatloaf in the case. It was delicious. For some reason, probably not enough…

Shredded Pork in Tomatillo Sauce (a.k.a. Desperation Dinner)

Oh, crap, what’s for dinner? How many times have I said that? Lots. How many times have you? Lots, too, I bet. It’s 5:00 p.m. and I haven’t been to the grocery store in a week. That means two problems, 1) I don’t know what I’m going to whip up for dinner, and 2) the…

Muffuletta Chicken With Pasta & Beans

  Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I was in the store (Trader Joe’s, I think) and saw a lonely jar of muffuletta, the last one on the shelf. I knew I’d heard of it, but didn’t remember where or how. Nor did I remember what it was for or how people usually use it. But it…

Alder-Planked Fluke With Bold Spice Rub

  It’s been a constant struggle to find good-quality fresh fish around here. Every time I think I’ve found a good source, the quality there goes slowly downhill until I can’t bear to shop there anymore. There’s one place that’s reliable more often than not, but it’s pretty far from my house in a direction…

Garlic Chicken With Baby Potatoes

My mom made a Garlic Chicken dish that was out of this world. This was back in the days before the link between diet and heart disease was widely known. Let me tell you, that chicken was swimming in garlic butter! I don’t know how much she used, but I remember it was at least…