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Chicken, Beef, Pork

Appetizers and Sides

French Lentils, Poached Eggs, Spinach, Ham & Truffle Oil

By On November 12, 2014

What a terrific combination this is —  French lentils, spinach, Spanish ham, eggs & truffle oil! I made this dish after work and even though it has a few steps it came… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork

Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes

By On October 23, 2014

I love to make a pot roast on Sundays. Start it in the morning and let it cook for 3 or 4 hours and it will perfume the house with mouth watering… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork

Chicken & Dumplings

By On September 30, 2014

It’s still hot here in Austin, but since it is officially fall I thought that I would make chicken and dumplings. I started with a basic chicken soup recipe and then added… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Panzanella Bread Salad

By On August 22, 2014

  It’s the dog days of summer, very hot and dry and we are so ready for some cool weather in Austin. Salads are a lovely dinner this time of year with… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

New York City

By On August 6, 2014

Jesse and I just came back from NYC. The food, people, shopping, museums, and the architecture make for a  magnificent town. The post office and many office building are art-deco, and they… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork

Happy Birthday America!

By On June 30, 2014

It’s almost the 4th of July!  Let me know what you are cooking. I say why not celebrate with ribs? Juicy, St. Louis pork ribs, sauced with Stubb’s BBQ sauce. Before Stubbs… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork

Grilled Chicken

By On March 8, 2014

  I love this recipe because it’s a different way to cook a whole chicken and it’s easy and quick. Nigella calls it spatchcocked chicken and Ina calls it flattened chicken and… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork


By On February 22, 2014

I had eaten paella only twice, last time around Christmas at Janice & Sydney’s house and about 10 years ago on New Year’s Eve at Tad & Karen’s place. Both versions were… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork

Spaghetti & Meatballs

By On February 1, 2013

When I want comfort I want spaghetti and I mean strings like linguine, fettucine or thin spaghetti. No cute little shapes but strings as Dashiell calls it. Add a few meatballs and… Read More

Chicken, Beef, Pork

Stuffed Cabbage

By On September 26, 2011

This is my mother Helen DiMascio Richwine’s recipe. She used to make this dish all the time for my dad and uncles. It is Polish, Jewish, Hungarian, Czech, Serbian or Croation depending… Read More