Pasta & Pizza

Tuscan Chicken Pallard over Fettuccine

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There was this handsome, bald guy on TV making dinner with ingredients I already had (minus arugula). I’d never seen him before (and I love TV). His show was A Lyon In The Kitchen on the Discovery Health Channel and now I know his name is Nathan Lyon. A recipe like this is one of […]

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Penne with Bacon Gravy

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Whoa baby, if you like a hearty belly-ful of pasta and flavor, use bacon AND whole wheat penne.  You won’t be hungry for days.  It is still June Gloom weather outside here and I haven’t lightened up my cooking yet for the next season.  We have a lot of dried pasta variations in the pantry, […]

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President Reagan’s Macaroni and Cheese

This really IS Ronnie Reagan’s recipe.  The recipe clip has been in my binder for ages, and it’s darn good stuff.  Mac ‘n Cheese has become a signature family dish, thanks to my sister-in-law, Lynne (who I call “Sissy”). Last Thanksgiving, she brought a whopping slab of it to my sister Gretchen’s big feast; Sissy […]

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Funeral Soup

My grammar school friend, Val, lost her mom to cancer and the service was held at Holy Cross Cemetery, where my father-in-law is also buried.  Being there made me think about the circumstances of his death, and my pot of Funeral Soup.   This is a meatless version, but after I photographed it, leftover Turkey Meatloaf […]

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