Hamburger Steak, Fried Onions

Burger & Onions

I grew up in a small town in the Midwest. It was a small town surrounded by small towns. All the towns had at least one restaurant. The restaurants were for adults. The adults dressed up – suits for the men, nice dresses for the women. They had cocktails and ordered expensive dinners. It was … Continue reading…

Braised Rosemary Potatoes

Rosemary Potatoes

The theme for Monday Posts in May is Potatoes. Potatoes are a very misunderstood vegetable. Yes, they are a vegetable, plus they are healthy. Potatoes have vitamins C and B6, potassium, copper, manganese and dietary fiber. They offer cardiovascular protection, have a potential for lowering blood pressure and have a variety of phytonutrients with antioxidant … Continue reading…

Chicken & Spinach Skillet

Skillet Chicken & Spinach

One of my favorite things about making an easy skillet dinner is that it’s a great way to clean out the fridge. This was not going to make it as a ‘one pan’ dinner as I needed to peel a couple of tomatoes. As long as I had boiling water I cooked the pasta, too. … Continue reading…

Salmon with Lemon & Capers; flowers

Salmon with Herbs

I love salmon. Mon mari likes it – which is actually saying a lot because he claims to hate all fish. He particularly likes it when he can cook it outside on the grill. Sadly, for both of us, that is not always possible with unreliable spring weather. Pan-fried is a close second. Add capers … Continue reading…

Pork Chops, Ginger Caper Sauce; green fields

Pork Chops, Ginger Capers

We love capers and we love ginger so…. Why not? I’ve been at a cooking crossroads here recently. The slow cooker is in its summer home but every time I plan on something to be cooked outside the weather doesn’t cooperate. We’ve been having 2 nice days followed by 3 cold, rainy days. It’s hard … Continue reading…

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

The theme for Monday Posts in April is Spring Vegetables. Our favorite spring vegetables are both green and white asparagus, snow peas, spinach, artichokes, and… I won’t be able to get to them all. Asparagus Soup is easy and flexible. It can be served hot, room temp or chilled. One can buy asparagus just for … Continue reading…

Asparagus & Veal Risotto; Rapeseed

Risotto, Asparagus & Veal

I have always planned our dinner menus. I always ask for input, but the final plan is up to me…. Except during asparagus season. Mon mari takes asparagus season very seriously. He, personally, and by himself, goes to our local market every Monday during the season to buy asparagus. He usually buys enough for the … Continue reading…

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