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 […]

Egg Plant Rolotini – super easy, super tasty

Made this tonight after trying for about three weeks.  Events kept coming up, didn’t have the time,,,, yada yada yada.  This is my favorite dish at a local restaurant, and I wanted to try and reproduce it.  It is very simple in theory, but a little more complicated in practice.  I don’t often fry things, […]