Easy Greek Orzo Salad

We made this in the store today – its really tasty, ad easy to make. The perfect summer salad, since it can be served at room temperature! Adapted from Taste of Home and All Recipes. Ingredients 5 cups cooked orzo 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 medium […]

Easy Summer Black Bean Salad

Ingredients 2 (15 ounce) cansblack beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cookedcorn, kernels cut off the cob (about 2 cups) 2 red bell peppers,diced (about 2 cups) 2 medium clovesgarlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons) 2 tablespoons mincedshallots, from one medium shallot 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon cayennepepper 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup plus 1tablespoon […]

Crispy Chicken Thighs, with Schmaltzy Viaigrette

I made this about a week or so ago – its a Cooking Light recipe – which almost always are excellent.  With this dish, you get all the richness of a roasted chicken, but it uses bone in thighs, instead of a whole bird.  The recipe uses the chicken fat from the cooked thighs ( […]

Sausage Ragu, with Polenta

Kudos to Cooking Light for this recipe – REALLY tasty, and fairly easy to make.  Total time to cook, about 25 minutes.  We just used off the shelf  Stop and Shop Italian Sausage links – very tasty, with lots of fennel…. yumm. Ingredients:1 tbs olive oil12 oz Italian Sausage – chopped.  If you get links […]

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice! Yummy Fried Rice, with no Rice! So I made this the other night, while my wife is away on a biz trip.  Pretty simple recipe – no rice involved.  You can make it vegetarian, but I chose to add some Chicken.  I also took the time to dice and saute fresh carrots, […]

Blue Apron test

Ok, so I decided to join the prepared meal revolution.  Lynne signed us up for Blue Apron.  I had a co-worker ask me – ” so you are a chef… (cook, but that’s ok, most don’t understand the distinction), and you are getting prepared meals sent to you?”  I was like – yeah – it’s […]

Dan’s Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade Sauce

This is a favorite of Lynne and I  – always good.  Serve it with boiled baby reds ( or tri colors in this case) and home made slaw…. yum Dans Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce: (Serves 6 dinner portions) In a large stainless bowl: ·           ·         1lb fresh crab meat ( I use claw […]

Poached Sea Scallops, with Burnt Butter, Bacon, Wine and Veggies

This is totally NOT the way I would cook sea scallops, but had  a work friend recommend this recipe with HUGE props.  I complicated it a bit, but it really WAS good.  I downloaded the pics, but lost them somewhere in the morass of my laptop….. so this is an artless post….lol.  This dish is […]