Sesame-Ginger Potato Salad

This is so delicious! From Lizzy Briskin, Food Editor at Real Simple magazine. Ingredients 3 pounds red baby new potatoes ¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 3 or 4 limes) 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from a 2-in. piece) 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon plusContinue reading “Sesame-Ginger Potato Salad”

Croque-Monsieur Breakfast Casserole

A family Thanksgiving tradition: Before Susan and I head over to a relative’s home for a wonderful Thanksgiving family get-together and delicious dinner, we host our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren for breakfast, gift-giving, watching the Macy’s Parade and the dog show. “Is that present for me?” one of the grandchildren asked. In years past IContinue reading “Croque-Monsieur Breakfast Casserole”

Susan Loves Short Ribs

Susan loves salmon, too. Pasta and meatballs. Haddock. She loves all the meals I make. I am the chef. She is my Sous Chef. Or, if you prefer, my “Sue Chef.” In fact a few days ago she came home from food shopping with a some dry salami, olives and sweet peppers to add toContinue reading “Susan Loves Short Ribs”

Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza

So delicious! Heat cast iron pan in oven while oven preheats. Take pan out of oven when done preheating. Lightly oil pan. Spread dough in pan. Be careful! Lightly oil dough. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Take pan out of oven. Spread caramelized onions over dough (Yes. I made caramelized onions, too!), along with figs (IContinue reading “Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza”

This Past Weekend

Herb-Crusted Haddock

This is delicious. Herb-Crusted Haddock with Tomato Maple Salsa. Served with Asparagus with Lemon Chive Sauce. All recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks–both a wonderful cookbook and garden design book, by Ellen Ecker Ogden. The Haddock recipe called for a Fresh Fennel Salsa but I forgot to buy the fennel when I was groceryContinue reading “Herb-Crusted Haddock”

Dry January

The final days of January 2021 are upon us. The final days of Dry January 2021 are upon us. Pictured here a “Virgin Bloody Mary.” It tastes pretty much like a Bloody Mary, less the vodka, of course. I bought the Bloody Mary mix (Agalima Organic, The Authentic Bloody Mary Mix) back in October thinkingContinue reading “Dry January”

Susan’s Birthday

Yesterday, Friday, January 8th, was Susan’s birthday. When I woke up on the day before, the 7th, I thought the 7th was the 8th. Before she woke (on the 7th), I scrambled to wrap her present and make her card. (See Freddy above sniffing at her card and present.) Soon she came out of theContinue reading “Susan’s Birthday”

Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine

This might be the best pasta recipe I have ever made. It’s based on one from Melissa Clark. I made a few changes which I note below. Melissa writes: “Studded with salty olives, pancetta and Parmesan that gets golden and crisp at the edges, this is roasted cauliflower at its brightest and most full-flavored. YouContinue reading “Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine”

Chicken Thighs with Fennel, Plums and Red Onion

Susan found this recipe for me. Based on the following recipe from Melissa Clark of The New York Times. According to the newspaper: “Beautiful to behold and easy to make, this sheet-pan dinner combines sweet plums and soft red onions with crisp-skinned pieces of roasted chicken. Toasted fennel seeds, red-pepper flakes and a touch ofContinue reading “Chicken Thighs with Fennel, Plums and Red Onion”

Honey Mustard Cilantro Baked Chicken Thighs with Veggies

This is based on a recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats. She called for using thyme which I have growing in my garden but it was raining cats and dogs and I had a bunch of cilantro in the fridge so I used that instead. A big plus; this is a one pan dish! Ingredients 4Continue reading “Honey Mustard Cilantro Baked Chicken Thighs with Veggies”

Asparagus And Potato Salad

As Susan was heading out the door on her way to buy Shetland Salmon and Shrimp, she called out to me and said  “Bruce, while I am gone why don’t you make a potato salad to have with our salmon?” I found a recipe online and adapted it to my liking. Ingredients  7-10 small potatoesContinue reading “Asparagus And Potato Salad”