In past years I have posted a couple chicken recipes that you’ll find by doing a word search for chicken. At some point I’ll link them here but for now you get to do the work. It will be worth your time.

Ignore the lactose intolerant business unless it affects you. The recipes for gremolata chicken, pea risotto (using “real” cream), and lemon spinach sound delicious.

Curried chicken salad with roasted carrots and dried fruit.

This is an absolutely brilliant recipe for Butter Chicken. So delicious!

An old standard, an adaptation of Madhur Jaffrey’s chicken cooked with yogurt.



Pork schnitzel with creamy mushroom sauce – just the thing!

There is something about pork, mushrooms and cream that I love. Don’t want to fry? Here’s a recipe for pork medallions in a creamy mushroom sauce. You’re welcome.

For these Parmesan-crusted pork chops, be sure you use finely grated, not shredded Parmesan, so it sticks to the pork well. This worked better than mixing the Parm and breadcrumbs, as I have done previously. My pork chops were thinner than Giada indicates, so they cooked faster. I would be concerned about 3/4 inch chops cooking through before the breading got too dark.

Garlic-Lime Marinated Pork Chops for the win!

Is there anything better than pork chops and apple? One pan pork chops with apples and onions for the win!

Garlic-rosemary marinade for grilled pork – nice!

Pork chops with Sauerkraut and apples.

I loved Fig Newtons before they changed the recipe (they’re dead to me now) but I have never had fig jam. This sounds like a delicious opportunity – Fig, Prosciutto and Mascarpone on Sweet Potato Crackers.

Cheddar Chompers (bite-size cheese crackers)


Blind baking pie crust has always been a struggle. Using sugar as a pie weight (and refrigerating the rolled-out dough in the pan beforehand) sounds like a perfect solution.

The science of pie dough.

More pie dough science.

Crazy gorgeous pie crusts that even YOU can make!

Apple hand pies.

Brunch/Light Dinner

Summer Greens with Mustardy Potatoes and Six-Minute Egg

Flat Breads

I still have not attempted a flatbread. My goal is to do so soon!

Here’s a lovely recipe for a garlic flatbread that sounds delicious.


We’re abandoning Facebook, where for a while now we’ve stored links to recipes we’ve either made or hope to make. I’ll be adding links here to cake recipes, with commentary when I’ve made them.

Cannoli Pound Cake

I am fascinated by the Battenberg cake – beautiful and delicious.

If you’re going to the trouble of a home-made Battenberg, you should definitely make your own marzipan.

Here we go – chocolate olive oil cake for the win! Look to the “I made this” section of comments for tips/suggestions.

Emily Dickinson’s Gingerbread.