Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Red Chile Braised Pork

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Now that Christmas has passed and the kids have all gone home, Baby Lady and I have the house back to ourselves. Life has returned to some semblance of normalcy. So, time for some Mexican food flavors. :D Continue reading

Sourdough Prosciutto Panini with Fresh Figs and Brie Cheese

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This posts is for my friend Cecil. Cecil is a sandwich man. He occasionally visits the blog but not very often because Cecil hates seafood, of any kind. I try to tell him there are other things on the site that are good but Cecil doesn’t like to cook. He does like good food but his diet consists mostly of sandwiches. So CL, here is a new sandwich for you to try. For the rest of you readers, THIS IS A KILLER PANINI that you owe it to yourself to try, especially while fresh figs are in season. Better act fast otherwise you will have to wait until next year. :(

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Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Bocconcini and Spicy Tapenade

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This is another beautiful, quick and easy dish. You can eat it warm (not hot, simply the residual heat from the pasta) for dinner, or for lunch at room temperature or cold. Baby Lady loves to take this for lunch. Continue reading

Mushroom Burger with Italian Red Sauce, Pesto, Carmelized Onions, Provolone and Parmesan Cheeses on a Kaiser Roll

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8 or 9 years ago on business I was traveling in St. Louis. It was late. The restaurant I wanted to go for dinner was closed that evening and I had an early day the next morning. So, I went to a local grill on a flyer. I don’t even remember the name and never went back. Nothing on the menu appeared appetizing so I settled on the portobello burger. It was the best part of the trip! Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Sandwich with Garlic Sun Dried Tomato Spread and Goat Cheese


Sandwiches for dinner! Really, it was only 1 sandwich but it was large enough to feed Baby Lady, Quickstep and me, along with kale chips and grilled corn on the cob with mojo de ajo. What a treat. Continue reading

New England Clam Chowder

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OK. I’m on a soup posting kick right now. I love soups. This is a fabulous New England Style Clam Chowder you should definitely try (unless you don’t like clams). Continue reading