Citrus grilled chicken salad with Salsalina dressing

Citrus Grilled Chicken Salad with Salsalina dressing

As I was typing away yesterday, it hit me that I hadn’t made an entreé size salad in quite some time .  I don’t know why I haven’t made one lately; we used to eat salad only for dinner almost once a week.  Perhaps I just got bored with them or more probably  I thought creating a different type of dinner recipe was more enticing.  Whatever my reasoning for being remiss, it was time to have salad again for dinner.  The more I thought about it, the better it sounded. Now the question became-what kind?  Caesar?  Always a favorite of mine, but not this time.  … Continue reading

Sausage, Onions and Peppers with marsala cream sauce

Sausage, Onions and Peppers with Marsala cream sauce

All too often while juggling my regular job, the kids and updating this site, I lose track of time.  Yesterday was another one of those days.  My wife came home from work and I was typing away as if I had all the time in the world.  “What’s for dinner?” she asked.  “I’m going to sauté some sausage along with some bell pepper and onion and make some kind of sauce with it” I replied.  “Honey?” she asked in a somewhat austere voice, “Do you know what time it is?”  I quickly peered down to the corner of my computer to see … Continue reading

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with red pepper aoli

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with red pepper aoli

Sometimes nothing will satisfy you like a good sandwich.  That’s exactly what I was thinking about when out the inevetible “what’s for dinner?” came calling from the living room.  I thought about making thin pork chops, Milanese style, with just a little lemon squeezed over to brighten them up.  But that just didn’t sound good.  It’s not that we’ve had them in awhile; it’s been quite some time in fact.  Still, my mind kept veering back toward a sandwich. I hadn’t purchased anything for it though, so I rumaged through the fridge to see what I could salvage to make an … Continue reading

Not your Mama’s Meatloaf

Not your Mama's Meatloaf

Okay, so you inform your family or whoever completely relies on you for their sustenance, that dinner tonight will be meatloaf.  You eagerly await the roaring response of “YES!”  “Thank you for taking the time to make such a wonderful meal-it’s our favorite!”  Yeah right.  The response used to be the same here.  “What?  Why do we have to have that?  I hate meatloaf.  Can we at least have mashed potatoes with it so we don’t have to taste it?”  Yes, these and other similar replies have been uttered throughout time over this much maligned hunk of meat stuff. Now … Continue reading