Main Dishes

Duck Breast with Olives, Cherries, and Almonds

Duck Breast with Olives, Cherries, and Almonds

When Gretchen gets a craving, as she did last night when she proclaimed that she needed duck breast, I jump at the opportunity to run to the store and experiment. I immediately darted off to Wegmans knowing it’s the only local market that seems to […]

Hot Dog Banh Mi

Hot Dog Banh Mi

The classic Vietnamese Banh Mi and the classic American Hot Dog have a lot of similarities. They both often use ground meat of questionable origin, often include a pickled garnish, and are served on a long split bun. For fans of both sandwiches, many people […]

Cordon Who?

Sort of like a Cordon Bleu, only minus the cheese, and made with Italian ingredients instead of French.  Okay, so it’s nothing like a Cordon Bleu but it’s definitely delicious! 1 lb of scallopini style chicken breast (or, you can pound your own) 4 slices […]

Halibut with Pea Pesto

I recently acquired a lovely piece of Halibut (my favorite!)  from a dear friend’s Uncle.  He was sharing a story with James about how he caught a 98 lb – yes, you read that right – Halibut.  James jokingly said, “Don’t tell her (pointing to […]

Potato Crusted Chicken with Portobello Red Wine Reduction

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 cup instant mashed potatoes 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder salt and pepper 2 eggs 2 tbs butter 1 pack of baby bellas 1/2 white onion, sliced 1/2 cup Merlot (or your favorite red wine) 1 […]

Apricot Chicken with Mint and Pistachios

This dish is a feast for the senses!  There are lots of flavors, colors and textures going on here. 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (Foreman) handful of fresh chopped mint 2 tbs whole grain mustard 3/4 cup apricot preserves 3 tbs cider vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil […]

Chickpea Pizza

This no fail recipe courtesy of Chef Madhur Jaffrey never dissapoints!  I’ve tried it with many different toppings depending on my mood as well as what we have on hand. Called socca in Nice and farinatain Genoa, this workingman’s morning snack is traditionally baked in brick […]

CheeseBoca in Paradise

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to go bonkers for Boca!  James and I eat these all the time.  Packed with lean protein and low in calories and fat, these are a great go-to for busy weeknights. 1 Boca Burger patty 1 flour tortillas, (I use […]


This is one of those ‘use what you’ve got on hand recipes that always scores big points with the hubbs.  You can sub out the veggies for whatever you’ve got in the crisper.  Peppers, leftover potatoes and/or meat would all be delicious. Quesadillas 1/2 cup […]

Buttery Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia

Buttery and yummy, these fillets will have you going back for seconds…. 4 tilapia fillets 1/2 stick melted butter 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper Preheat oven to 375. Place butter in […]