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Category: Dinner While You Work

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Is everyone getting ready for Cinco de Mayo?! What a great day to celebrate Mexican independence by drinking margaritas and eating tacos! What a great excuse to have a party! Who doesn’t love margaritas and tacos? Mexican tacos! What better way to feed a large […]

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Going to Dario Cecchini’s in Panzano in Chianti is always fun. While getting there may cause a little dizziness as you navigate the switchbacks that climb up and down the hills in the Chianti area, once you get there, the only dizziness you may feel […]

Porter Pancetta Porcini Oxtail Stew

Porter Pancetta Porcini Oxtail Stew

The title of this recipe, Porter Pancetta Porcini Oxtail Stew sounds a bit like a law firm. Or maybe this is just on my mind as I work with a lot of law firms. Or maybe I’m thinking about work because the Clifford Porter I use is from […]

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are showing up everywhere. Want a “healthy” french fry? Sweet potato fries. Want a colourful mash for Thanksgiving or any other family get-together? Sweet potato mashed potatoes (and, if you’re old enough to remember, sweet potato mashed potatoes topped with marshmallows). Sweet potato soup? Why not! Remember when we […]

Red Lentil Ragu

Red Lentil Ragu

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2017! Hello from post number 100! After the holiday season of non-stop eating and drinking, I’m sure that I’m not alone in wanting to put some lighter-calorie meals on the menu! Italians are extremely passionate about their food. It’s one of the […]

Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

With the weather getting slightly cooler and fall upon us, it’s time to warm up to some comfort food, Italian style! This is one of the classics! Osso Bucco means “bone hole” in Italian, which is appropriate as this dish from the Piedmont region is traditionally […]

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Tomorrow, October 4th, is National Taco Day! Okay, I’ll be honest, it’s not an official holiday, so no, you don’t get the day off work (sadly), but it is a great excuse to eat tacos. (I know, like we need an excuse?! Tacos are eaten […]