White Wine Risotto with Roasted Vegetables

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Creamy risotto topped with a good helping of roasted radishes, cipollini onions, fresh beans, and any other seasonal vegetables your heart desires. I’ve been a bit turned around lately, where my head is moving in one direction, but my body just sits there, unresponsive to the wills of my brain. It feels a bit like […]

Baked Mozzarella-Stuffed Arancini for Sunday Night Dinners

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This recipe for baked arancini where leftover risotto is stuffed with fresh mozzarella balls, herbs, and bacon, breaded and baked is a meal you’ll be happy to invite your family over to enjoy with you. Sunday dinners worked like clockwork when I was growing up. They were spent at my grandparents’ home, wrestling on the […]

Vietnamese Honey-Soy Shrimp Spring Rolls

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Beat the heat with these Vietnamese-style shrimp spring rolls, with honey-soy marinated shrimp. Fresh, cold, and crunchy, they make an ideal hot weather food. I hope you’re in a forgiving mood. It’s Thursday. The week has flashed by in a flurry of phone calls and well-laid plans gone wrong. It rained on the one day […]

Grilled: Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops

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Looking to switch up your grilling routine? These pork chops are stuffed with brown rice, sweet peppers, and oregano and grilled for a two-in-one meal. It’s no secret that we love to grill around here. Many who visit often comment at my grill and smoker collection (which grew by one yesterday). Sometimes I use charcoal, […]

Grilled: Sweet and Tangy Peppered Beef Ribs

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Rather than smoked, these sweet and tangy basted ribs are peppered and grilled over offset heat for tender, juicy bites of goodness for your barbecue. Grilling meat is a great way to get most meals done in a hurry. Turn on the gas, sear up some steaks, and in fifteen minutes you can sit down […]

Mixin’ It Up: Grilled Fajita Chicken Sandwiches

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Spiced and grilled fajita-style chicken, peppers, and onions meet a bolillo and become a perfect outdoor grilling food, topped with guacamole and paired with spicy baked black beans and fun, summertime drink. Dinner has taken on a new feel around here, and not just because the patio is finished and we have a real table […]

One Skillet Portuguese Pork and Clams at Lark with Windows Phone

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This one-skillet Portuguese-style pork and clams dish is so easy to prepare, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it comes together. It’s a great entertaining dish, served with warm bread to sop up the juices. Guests will think you slaved, but really you just tossed it together in a matter of minutes. Last weekend I […]