Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mozzarella Meatballs

So…the Olympics have started and I’m a big Olympics fan. I’ll watch any sport (as long as it’s on basic NBC–I don’t have cable). I’ve watched water polo, gymnastics qualifying, and late night weightlifting (which still freaks me out a … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

It’s a weird day when it’s 80 degrees outside and all you crave is something rich and carb-heavy, with a healthy dose of sweat-inducing spicy sausage. BUT–I had all the ingredients on hand and the wheels were in motion. Now, … Continue reading

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Honey Ginger Fried Pork Chops

It seems like this is a good week for my kitchen (well, at least after the weak ravioli). This seems like your standard double-battered fried pork chop, but it’s quite a bit more. In this dish, once you think you … Continue reading

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Juicy Lucy

After last night’s debaucle, we decided to go old school American. Juicy Lucys are an invention of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Up there, the burgers go by the misspelled moniker “Jucy Lucy.” It’s basically an up-sized hamburger patty with … Continue reading

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Leek and Bacon Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

File this one under “miss”. There’s something in economics called opportunity cost. While it’s slightly complicated, the simple version is this: every time you do something, you could be doing something else; something that presumably brings more profit than the … Continue reading

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Homemade Gnocchi with Vodka Cream Sauce

We’re not nature people. We’re noodle people. When we get a free day in the summertime, and we’re left to our own devices, we’d rather craft a labor-intensive meal and enjoy our efforts with a fine wine. So, for your … Continue reading

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Chicken Tikka Masala (From Scratch)

So, this is what happens when the missus gets left to her own devices and doesn’t have a whole lot of schoolwork to attend to. Six hours of food prep. Normally, I’m not averse to some glorious prep time, but … Continue reading

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