peppers and pork

Early October brings our harvest to a close. This summer we’ve enjoyed lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and… Yellow Banana Peppers. Lots of ’em.  The days have remained very warm, right up until this week…mostly high 90’s and even a few triple digits…so I’ve been able to […]

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meat balls

  “The key to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”. _Albert Einstein About 15 minutes before dinner Saturday night D said, “I know what I want to eat tonight.” “Okay. What?” “Spaghetti and meat balls.” Now you might think “not gonna happen.” But the […]

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taco bowls

Saturday Night Fast Food I found this cool idea in cyberspace awhile back and thought it would be great for holding our quick and easy taco salad. Last night was one of those “what do you want to eat? I’ve run out of ideas” nights. […]

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tri-tip Nana style

Before we moved to Central California I’d never heard of a Tri-Tip. Apparently I’m not alone. My friends from the East Coast look at me dumb-founded when I tell them we’ll be having Tri-Tip for dinner.  If you’re one of those poor souls who have […]

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it’s all about basil

In summer our cooking slows way down.  We grill meats and back our starch intake down to cold pasta or potato salads.  The garden gives us herbs and tomatoes, and lots of ’em, so it’s not unusual for dinner to consist of a protein, fresh sliced […]

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‘tato salad & legs

It’s official… Summer’s here! Saturday I made Potato Salad. Sunday dinner was Fried Chicken and ‘tato Salad. That may sound like overkill, when talking about cooking for two, but it doesn’t have to be.  We both enjoy these two summer-time classics.  We can’t possibly finish off […]

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makin’ pizza

Dad & the Wookie makin’ pizza Tonight was pizza night in our kitchen.  It goes like this: First I put the pizza stone in the oven and start heating it to 425° F.  Next I mix the dough: Pizza Dough proof 1 pkg active dry […]

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