New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

I’ve been wanting to make New England Clam chowder for years. But today was the day that it actually happened. Prompted by a desire to ignore the crappy weather and an urge to unleash some creativity in the kitchen, we secured 4 dozen clams, some thick cut bacon,...
Tarragon and Dill Chicken Salad

Tarragon and Dill Chicken Salad

In my humble opinion, there is no better lunch, particularly on a week day, than a really tasty Chicken Salad. Two months plus into quarantine with no Delta Lounge chicken salad foreseeable in the near future, I set out on a quest to make a reasonably healthy chicken...
Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili in the time of coronavirus is a creative invention that is born of whatever happens to be in the pantry and refrigerator, which makes it just all the more delicious and satisfying to eat. This Turkey Chili actually was created after a failed attempt at...
Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

One of the blessings of being trapped in your home due to the coronavirus is that everyone is bored enough to want to cook dinner, like these delicious Stuffed Peppers my daughter, Sophie and au pair, Brenda have been making for us. Its a great way to get your veggies...
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Soaked from a walk in the rain after my weather app failed me last weekend, I made this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili — a welcome comfort meal that was near immediate self gratification and warmed my stomach and soul. I started with garlic and oil on the saute...
Red Lentil Soup, Dal Style

Red Lentil Soup, Dal Style

I stumbled upon this vegetarian Red Lentil Soup, Dal Style in Smitten Kitchen Everyday this morning while attempting to quell my coronavirus related anxiety. An hour or so later, the house was filled with a wonderful aroma of Indian spices. I felt a sense of...
Grilled Garlic and Ginger Shrimp

Grilled Garlic and Ginger Shrimp

So I’ve been making this Grilled Garlic and Ginger Shrimp recipe early and often throughout the Spring and now into summer. This dish can be served as an appetizer to grill congregators of all ages waiting like little puppies to get these hot, delicious crustaceans...
Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is emblematic of where I am at these days. This recipe is not fancy. It ‘s not a dish that you make to challenge your palette. It’s not sooo umami. It is made in a single pot, ready in minutes, and assembled with ingredients...
Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado

Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado

Corn is always center stage at our summer table and that is even more the case as this marvelous summer comes to a close. Traditionally, I’ve thrown the cobs, just shucked, into a boiling pot of water for 2-3 minutes (no more!), ensuring that a little...
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