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…

Beet Greens With Garlic & Sage

I’m not big on impulse buys, but there are exceptions to every rule. When I was at the butcher recently, they had rack of lamb that was just gorgeous. I splurged and bought one. I’m usually a pretty strict grocery list follower, but it’s not rare for me to venture off-list at the butcher if…

Sunshine Blogger Award

I just had a bright ray of sunshine on this dreary, drizzly, chilly day. I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Many thanks to Liz Flynn of The Fruity Tart for nominating me. Check out her blog, I know you’ll love it as much as I do. Here are the award’s rules: 1.) Thank the…

That Broccoli Thing

  I was so surprised by the enthusiasm with which this recipe was received that I forgot to come up with something appropriate to call it. Usually, when I cook a single head of broccoli, it’s just the right amount for three of us. Oh, we’ll finish it if there are two of us, but…

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…

Bold Spice Rub

A delicious, bold dry rub for fish, seafood, or chicken. From Alder-Planked Fluke to Beer Can Chicken to sheet pan suppers, use it on the grill or in the oven. It makes enough for a large fish filet, a small chicken, or a sheet pan supper for two to four people. The flavors are fresher than store-bought…

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…