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Category: Weeknight Dinners

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

“Pairing a rich beef burger with pâte and a fig salad may sound like gilding the lily…” So write the authors of America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book ‘Modern Bistro: Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics” (America’s Test Kitchen 2022). They could have been listening to…

Classic Salmon Patties

Classic Salmon Patties

An unexpected pantry find that ticks a lot of boxes. I must admit to some trepidation when I came across this recipe in Southern Living. My experience with canned salmon was limited to our Nanny of not-too-fond memory. Her idea of a perfect lunch was…

Lemon Spaghetti with Genova Tuna and Breadcrumbs

Lemon Spaghetti with Genova Tuna and Breadcrumbs

This dish may be the least expensive meal we’ve ever featured. This recipe has so much going for it. It’s hard to how budget-friendly it is. The total cost of the dish was $15.51.  Break that down and if you’re serving four, it’s $3.82 per…

Lazy Man’s Lasagna with Turkey Sausage Bolognese

Lazy Man’s Lasagna with Turkey Sausage Bolognese

IT’S CHRISTMAS! LET’S GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN AS FAST AS WE CAN. Today’s post is actually a repeat of one we featured in 2013. And it’s well worth repeating.  This Turkey Lasagna is big and bold and perfect for a weeknight. It downsizes your…

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

According to Christian David Reynoso, his version of Shrimp Toast started life as a Staff snack at Zuni Café in San Francisco. This great appetizer can also serve as a main dish which is how we served it. A lemony, garlic-y aioli is loaded with…

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

The richness of a perfectly cooked duck breast paired with a medley of vegetables brings the joy of French cooking to your table in no time. As an alumnus of “L’Atelier des Chefs” Cooking School in Paris, I am sent recipes once a week. I…

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Oil

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Oil

Cooking a complete Plant-based entrée has never been easier. Plant-based eating is a major goal for Andrew and me.  We’re dedicated to trying to find ways to make our meals healthier for both ourselves and the planet.  That doesn’t mean you won’t continue to find…