Poulet á l’ Estragon (Chicken Tarragon)

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Spring always seems rushed. It’s as if we spend months climbing a mountain called winter, and when we finally reach the peak, we’re so grateful that we run as fast as we can down the other side — past spring … Continue reading

5 Resolutions to Make You a Better Home Cook (+ Pot-Roasted Collard Greens )

The caramelized smear on the bottom of the pot is an indication you collards are cooked perfectly.

To be honest I lost interest in New Year’s Eve a long time ago. If memory serves me, the last New Year’s Eve I celebrated was sometime late last century. For that matter, I am not sure what year it … Continue reading

Marcella’s Broccoli and Potato Soup

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Each year I look forward to making this recipe with the first broccoli from the fall garden. I’ll make it several times from mid-autumn to early winter. It requires but a few humble ingredients which, when combined in the soup … Continue reading

Karilean Borscht with Resolution

Karilean Borscht

It is shortly after all the present opening hullabaloo, when I look up from cutting peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in half, that I see the look on Vivian’s face. I catch a glimpse of disappointment in her eyes and … Continue reading

Chicken, Sausage and Red Pepper Paella

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Paella to me is the ultimate one pot meal. It also is the time of year where I am not ready for a stew but want something more substantial than the usual summer fare. Paella is a great answer. Although … Continue reading

Pork Pazolé

Pork Pozole

Chili is great, and a favorite, but sometimes it is nice to find an alternative. This is a nice change for sure. The sourness of the tomatillos cuts the richness of the pork while still letting the pork taste rich. … Continue reading