Category Archives: Mains

Easiest Meal Ever – Ravioli Casserole

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Not every great tasting meal needs to take hours on a Saturday to make. Case in point, this ravioli casserole. You can actually assemble this entire meal with jarred or pre- made items. I don’t know where the recipe came from originally, but my family has been making it for years. In fact, I forgot about it until recently when… Read more »

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

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This tomato soup is my favorite! Subtly spiced with saffron and hearty thanks to heavy cream (just a bit) and orzo pasta, but so, so easy to make. I actually crave this soup in the summer when it is too hot to even think about eating soup…but that’s how good it is. It’s a Barefoot Contessa recipe and I have… Read more »

Casarecce with Roasted Eggplant and Red Onion

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I don’t like to post two pasta dishes back to back, but two things happened that made it necessary to do just that. First, my neighbors came knocking with extra produce from their backyard garden, namely two beautiful, aubergine colored eggplants. (Did you know that in England they call eggplants aubergines?) Second, I was selected as a juror on a… Read more »

Gemelli Pasta with Late Summer Pesto and Grape Tomatoes

It’s been a while since I last posted. When I really thought about it I could blame it on a few things. I was definitely cooking, but mostly recipes that were easy and that I’d posted already. Or, I was away and forgot my camera. I was beginning to feel like it was too much of a job and I… Read more »

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Bowls

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What I needed was some soy sauce, honey and fresh ginger. What I had was rice wine vinegar, tequila, maple syrup and red pepper flakes. These are my favorite type of meals. The ones you cobble together with a friend with glasses of wine in hand, sleeves rolled up, rumaging for ingredients in cabinets and the fridge. You would think… Read more »

Steak Salad with Tomato Raisins, Feta, Red Onion and Toasted Pine Nuts

I’ve been a bad girl. Deep dish pepperoni pizza, ice cream cones, cold beer on the beach and wine on the front porch. This summer has been, so far, a bit unpredictable. Our shore house is still unfinished and nothing is really planned in advance including lunches and dinners. I never know who I will be feeding besides my family…. Read more »

Sriracha Honey Grilled Chicken Thighs

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I’ve been waiting for this all winter…grilling season! It was postponed a bit this year due to a wet and stormy May so I’ll be making up for lost time. I have plenty of recipe ideas including pizza and some desserts that I compiled while I was waiting. I don’t know what it is about the grill. Meals just seem… Read more »