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Seared Spiced Pork Tenderloin and Sweets

By on May 7, 2018

Pork tenderloins – marinaded in a heady brine, seared on the stovetop and finished in a fast oven.   Sweets on the side, simply prepped with salt, cracked pepper and oil.  Thick rounds, roasted until a light char starts around the edges.  A throw of flaked sea salt over…


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Family Meal

Seared Venison over Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragu

By on March 28, 2018

Can never pass up venison on a menu, and thanks to S’s colleague from work I’ve landed a loin to cook up at home.  A light slick of olive oil, some S&P, garlic powder and chopped rosemary is all.  It’s a lean cut, a quick sear on each side…


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Dinner party Family Meal

NYC Greek Night Menu

By on November 26, 2017

Here’s our family dinner menu the night before Thanksgiving.  The dips were a hit….


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Family Meal

Tomato Soup Comfort

By on October 10, 2017

A plate and bowl of warm comfort headed your way.  And surprisingly easy as a quick weeknight meal.  For the soup, chop up a medium onion, lightly sauté in some decent olive oil with some S&P and a tablespoon of sugar.  Deglaze with a good slug of white wine….


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Family Meal

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Lemon and Fresh Oregano

By on August 3, 2017

Served these as like a gyro-thing.  In a warmed pita half with chunks of feta, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion and shredded lettuce.  All topped with a nice garlicy tzatziki…

Pounded out the cutlets nice and thin, hit with S&P, garlic powder and some light olive oil.   Onto super…


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Family Meal Kids

Fresh Egg Pasta with Sage Browned Butter

By on December 13, 2015

Fresh pasta – easier than expected.  Particularly when you have the kid make it.   Flour – two cups.  Eggs – two whole plus four yolks.  A good pinch of salt.   Make a well with the flour – eggs and salt in the middle. Beat with fork, slowly incorporate.  Knead…


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Family Meal

English Muffin Pizzas That Don’t Suck

By on May 17, 2015

Nobody likes a bad english muffin pizza.  All limp, soggy and gross.   There’s a better way, people.  

 

The key here is to crisp up the muffins in the oven before applying sauce/cheese.  Slice muffins, drizzle with olive oil.  Garlic power, S&P, maybe some oregano.  Into 420º oven until…


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Family Meal Summer Meal

Can I get a pulled pork sandwich

By on April 27, 2015

Yes let’s eat this right now.  

Pork shoulder brined in sugar and salt water overnight.  Drained and dusted with cracked pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic powder and sea salt. Into a covered dutch oven with a good pour of chicken stock and one can plus one teaspoon beer.  A couple…


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Family Meal

Maddie’s Favorite Chicken

By on November 1, 2014

The Tot loves this.  And super-simple too.  

Boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded thin with a meat mallet.  Cover with a freezer bag or a triple layer of plastic wrap before pounding — prevents raw chicken from flying everywhere.  

Drizzle with canola oil, sprinkle generously with salt, pepper and garlic…


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Great name: Italian Wedding Soup

By on March 28, 2014

Some dishes excite just through the settings evoked.  Like Baja Style Fish Tacos – a late lunch on a barstool somewhere warm.**  Or Porterhouse for Two – dinner at a clubby NYC steakhouse, settled next to each other in the lush red banquette. Perhaps a vodka martini with blue-cheese…

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