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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Let’s talk about sidekicks. Batman had Robin. Lucy had Ethel. Fred had Barney. Laverne had Shirley. Bruce has the E Street Band. What is a good sidekick for dinner? How about some garlic smashed potatoes? Fingerling potatoes are great for dinner. They are small stubby, […]

Pack a Pint of Pickled Peppers

Pack a Pint of Pickled Peppers

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? Here is the easy answer: you can pack a pint of pickled peppers (and a little bit extra) using this quick and easy recipe. (And when […]

Southwest Chicken Chop Salad (a reboot)

Southwest Chicken Chop Salad (a reboot)

Thanksgiving Monday! Let’s give thanks for a day off work! Most people probably spent some or all of the weekend eating, and probably eating a lot! While many families cook large turkeys, my family always cooked chicken. I’m not sure why, but the Lawrence Thanksgiving dinner […]

EZ Tzatziki

EZ Tzatziki

A few posts back, we made Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken and a Greek Veggie Salad. I realized at the time that, although I took the quick (read no time and slightly lazy) way and used tzatziki from the grocery store, tzatziki sauce is actually quite easy […]

The Better Easy Orzo Side

The Better Easy Orzo Side

While I know there are a lot of people who subscribe to the motto “bacon makes everything better”, in Italy, one doesn’t see bacon at the grocery store or at the butcher shop. Italians don’t use bacon but pancetta. Pancetta is normally sold cubed or sliced […]

Italian Zucchini Pickles

Italian Zucchini Pickles

An abundance of zucchini from the garden in Italy has lead to various zucchini recipes in my past. I’ve made zucchini soup, zucchini relish, zucchini sauce, Katharine has made zucchini bread – both plain and chocolate – and I’ve even stuffed and fried zucchini flowers. […]

Easy, Fast and Fresh Zucchini Sauce

Easy, Fast and Fresh Zucchini Sauce

I love zucchini! That gorgeous green punch of colour is so summery. It reminds me of Italy. I grow zucchini in the garden at the house. I usually plant one or two plants, but I seem to always get a bumper crop. I’ve made zucchini […]