Category Archives: Recipes

Salmon, rice, and green beans with a mustard sauce. 2/3/23

John tried a new technique for cooking the salmon that we saw on America’s Test Kitchen last week. He pre-heated a sheet pan in the oven set to 500F. When the oven reached temperature he took the pan out, sprayed … Continue reading

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Lightened clam chowder and salad. 1/12/23

When I first saw this recipe I thought yes, I would like to make clam chowder but no, I cannot use three cups of heavy cream! So I went about trying to lighten it up. First I jettisoned the guanciale, … Continue reading

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Wurst, kraut, und kartoffel (sausage, sauerkraut, and German potato salad) 12/27/22

Some time back in the 1990s I accompanied John on a business trip to Germany. One of the first days we were in Munich in the morning but our stomachs were looking for dinner due to the jet lag. We … Continue reading

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Afghani dal with rice and kale. 12/13/22

Dal are lentils and the type of lentils you use in this recipe are red lentils. Red lentils are actually coral colored and they turn yellow when you cook them. They tend to break down a bit which gives this … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday – carnitas! 12/6/22

Pork butt (shoulder) was on sale this week for $1.87/lb. So we thought we would buy a small one and try making carnitas in the Instant Pot for some dinners and lunches. We followed this recipe from the Well plated … Continue reading

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Kale and white bean stew. 12/2/22

We made this dish once in 2021 and I was not a total fan. It was merely okay. Obviously I had forgotten that I did not really care for it when I suggested it this week as one of our … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl. 11/21/22

This bowl is a family favorite and we make it three different ways, this one with salmon, another with shrimp, and my favorite with tofu. Other than making rice and cooking the salmon, there is no other cooking involved. I … Continue reading

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Farro bowl with sheet pan eggplant and Brussels sprouts. 11/19/22

This dish started out as a quinoa bowl with tahini sauce that I saw on the NYTimes cooking site. John is not a fan of quinoa so I changed the grain to farro. I did not want all the calories … Continue reading

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Grilled hamburger with tabbouleh 11/18/22

Once again John is responsible for making the burgers and I am taking care of the tabbouleh. He does a masterful job of cooking the burgers out on the grill in the almost dark. They are more on the medium … Continue reading

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Moroccan Harira soup/stew 11/16/22

While I was away John saw an episode of America’s Test Kitchen where they made this North African dish. He thought it looked doable and good so we put it on the menu for this week. We tweaked the recipe … Continue reading

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