Category Archives: Main Dish

Chicken with Shallots

What do you do at your house when the smoke detectors go off when you’re cooking? I seem to have a lot of experience with this, setting them off twice in the last week alone. When they go off around here it is somewhat comical to watch. I run around and open a bunch of […]

Honey-Pepper Roasted Shrimp

Here is an idea for you: skip going out for Valentine’s dinner and make this great, yet simple, Honey-Pepper Roasted Shrimp with Green Beans and Olives.   Pair this with a nice salad, some rice, a bottle of white wine and you have a meal worthy of any restaurant. To prepare this simply roast some green […]

Best Salmon Ever

How’s that for a blog title?  A bit presumptuous perhaps? Well, last night’s dinner was probably the best salmon I ever made.  Not saying it was the best anyone ever made, but for me it was top of the list (as well as being head of the heap and king of the hill). For some […]

Cranberry-Rosemary Stuffed Pork

I was flipping though the December issue of Eating Well* and came across a whole section of recipes featuring cranberries.  They all looked amazing, but the Cranberry-Rosemary Stuffed Pork Loin especially intrigued me.  Could I make something that looked that good?  With the gauntlet thrown down it was time to find out. The first hurdle […]

Chard and Pepperoni Frittata

You have to love a recipe that promises a no-fuss healthy dinner, and one that looks great to boot.  This recipe came from Eating Well, and have to admit that I am not sure how I stumbled upon it but glad I did. This is a snap to put together. While the recipe called for […]

Apple and Sausage Pie

I made a fantastic (if I say so myself) entrée for my wife’s birthday dinner a few weeks ago.  Generally when I make something I really like it finds its way to the blog pretty quickly.  In this case it was an incredibly tasty combination of sausage (hot chicken sausage in our case), Granny Smith […]

Lemony Farro with Scallops

Recent conversation at our house: “We’re having farro for dinner tonight” “What?  We’re having ferret?” OK, so it might not have gone exactly like that… A little while ago we bought some farro – a whole-grain wheat product that looks a bit like barley but has a crunchy, nuttier flavor – and I’ve now made […]