Scalloped Turnips With Horseradish

I’ve posted a couple of turnip recipes so far and told you how I grew to love turnips. Still not convinced to give them a try? Have I got a recipe for you! THIS is the dish for anyone who thinks they don’t like turnips.  And if you already a fan, you’re going to love…

Oregano Pork Chops With Zucchini & Caramelized Onions

Sticktoitiveness: noun. The quality of persisting at something; tenacity. I had the best fourth-grade teacher. The first time I heard her use this word is also my first memory of someone using a word other than “stubborn” to describe my unwillingness to give up; she made it into a compliment. I also loved her for…

Orange Pork With Broccolini, Scallions, and Rice

This tasty, vaguely Asian-style dish has been in my book so long I don’t even know where it came from. I dragged it out recently, dusted it off, and added the broccolini. Back before the paper got so yellowed, I’d never even heard of broccolini. Now I look for excuses to slip it into a…

Shrimpagus

​ Fresh herbs and asparagus make this one-bowl meal a real treat! You’ll need two pots, though, because it’s especially good served over pasta. I used whole wheat spaghetti for an extra kick of fiber. The meal is so delicious and satisfying, nobody will guess that it took you less than half an hour or…

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…

Kale with Golden Gooseberries

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison In most aspects of my life, I’m an inveterate rule-follower. That’s mostly good, I’d always thought, as long as it’s not carried to extremes (yes, I’ve…

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…