Latest Recipes

  • Meatball Marsala
    To make a complete menu: start with my meatball recipe, make some mashed potatoes, then top with this Marsala. A classic meatball marsala, just add meatballs   Adapted from
  • Stew Beef and Egg Noodles
    This is a family favorite.  It’s delicious, but it’s not healthy.  Each serving takes about six months off your life expectancy. We frequently pair it with glazed carrots, but it also goes well with buttered peas or a green salad. Pan-fried stew beef served over buttered egg noodles Every time I make this recipe I … Continue reading “Stew Beef and Egg Noodles”
  • Coconut Macaroons
    We make this recipe every Christmas for my dad.  He freezes them and eats them over the next few months.  We don’t tell his cardiologist. Betty Crocker's coconut macaroons
  • Kung Pao Chicken
    This is one of the first spicy things I’ve made that my teenagers actually liked. Originally seen on The Kitchn.
  • Garlic Baked Whitefish
    This is a super-easy recipe.  My first time trying I went from pre-heating the oven to dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. The source recipe calls for tilapia, but it should work with nearly any white fish.  Really there’s no reason it couldn’t work well with darker fish like salmon or tuna, though … Continue reading “Garlic Baked Whitefish”
  • Indian Butter Chicken
      Delicious chicken and cauliflower. Pairs well with rice and/or naan bread.
  • Korean Beef Rice Bowls
      Savory beef with a tiny bit of bite This recipe was an instant hit.  I have to make a double batch if I want leftovers for the next day. Adapted from
  • Lentil Soup
    When I was a kid I disliked soups and stews, and hated even the idea of lentil soup. (which, as a child, I somehow equated with Barbara Streisand – probably due to the publicity of her movie Yentl.)  Fortunately I became more open-minded as an adult, and found that I absolutely love lentil soup.  It’s … Continue reading “Lentil Soup”
  • Beef Kebabs
    I am shocked, shocked I tell you! that my children actually enjoyed this recipe.  I’m not sure why, perhaps they have given up all hope of enjoying a decent meal from my kitchen and now sullenly submit to my demands that they eat the goddamn food that I paid for and worked hard to put … Continue reading “Beef Kebabs”
  • Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Pork
    Delicious noodles Adapted from
  • Classic Marinara Sauce
    Ingredients 1 28-ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes, certified D.O.P. if possible 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 7 garlic cloves, peeled and slivered Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 large fresh basil sprig, or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, more to taste Steps Pour the tomatoes into a bowl and crush … Continue reading “Classic Marinara Sauce”
  • Sausage and Vegetable Roast
    This is a kind of suggestion-type recipe, throw in your favorite vegetables and ignore the ones you don’t like (or don’t want to do today). Ingredients Two medium-sized red potatoes 1 head of broccoli (or cauliflower) 2 bell peppers (use two different colors, for the look) 1/2 pound green beans (a couple of handfuls) 1 … Continue reading “Sausage and Vegetable Roast”
  • Cup-Eggs, Keto style
    We can take the long personal story as read, yeah? Straight into the recipe: Ingredients: 12 eggs 2 or 3 glugs* of heavy cream diced peppers (two colors, at least, for the pretty) Mexi-cheese What is a glug, you ask?Tip over the jug, and stop pouring when it has made the glug noise the stated … Continue reading “Cup-Eggs, Keto style”
  • Super Spicy Gingerbread Cookies
    Source: Genius Kitchen’s Spicy Gingerbread Cookies Notes: Use metal cookie sheets, not a baking stone. You’re going straight from the fridge to a nice hot oven. The stone will not survive the transfer. Use plenty of flour on your cutting surface. Cut the dough into pieces of about a third of the dough each, and … Continue reading “Super Spicy Gingerbread Cookies”
  • Last-Minute Chicken
    This recipe is shamelessly copied from, which itself copied the recipe from “The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook.” Ingredients   2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons paprika OR smoked paprika 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs … Continue reading “Last-Minute Chicken”
  • Garlic Roasted Potatoes
    This is a great side for pretty much any meat dish, especially on a cool fall day.  The smaller, skin-on potatoes are tasty and not nearly as bad for you as a full-size, peeled and boiled starch-bomb white potato. Ingredients 3 pounds of small red, white, and/or purple potatoes Lots of supermarkets carry 2- and … Continue reading “Garlic Roasted Potatoes”
  • Tuscan Chicken
    I took a risk and made this for the first time to serve to my mother-in-law. (hi Joan!)  It came out awesome with a half-hour’s worth of work, including prep. By itself it’s very keto-friendly, but it screams to be served with a pasta side. Ingredients 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced Olive … Continue reading “Tuscan Chicken”
  • Egg Roll in a Bowl
      The classic egg roll stuffing, without the deep-frying  
  • Super-Quick Teriyaki Chicken
    Ingredients Sauce 1/3 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 1/2 tbsp. honey 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. finely minced fresh ginger 2 tsp. cornstarch Everything Else Extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces Salt and pepper to taste Sliced green onions, … Continue reading “Super-Quick Teriyaki Chicken”
  • American Chop Suey
    American Chop Suey is Meghan’s comfort food.  It’s quick to cook so I can generally make it on short notice, when I know she’s had a really bad day. The instructions below are meant for multi-tasking and making everything come together at the right time — an expression of an unplanned dinner made on short … Continue reading “American Chop Suey”
  • Breakfast Casserole
    Ingredients 1 pound of frozen hashbrowns (about 1/2 package) 1/2 pound sausage (we like spicy chicken, but pork or another kind is good too) 1 small/medium onion, diced 1/4 bell pepper (any color) (optional) handful of sliced mushrooms (optional) 5 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1-2 cups mexican cheese black pepper … Continue reading “Breakfast Casserole”
  • Tortillas
    Tortillas are surprisingly easy to make, but it does go a lot faster with two: one to flatten dough while the other cooks the previously-flattened dough.  Each tortilla takes about as long to cook as to roll. These tortillas are good enough to eat plain.  They store well in a ziploc baggie. Ingredients: 3 cups … Continue reading “Tortillas”
  • Black Bean Burgers
    I love black bean burgers, which means in my house I’m the odd man out.  Used to be that I would only buy them when we went out because they seemed hard to make.  That is, until now.  
  • D-Angelo’s #9
    I discovered the D’Angelo’s sandwich chain in my late teens and fell in love with their ‘Number 9’ grilled sandwich.  It’s very easy to make for yourself and it’s delicious! This recipe makes enough to feed two or three people (or more, if they’re kids). Ingredients 1 or 2 chicken breasts (2 if they’re small) … Continue reading “D-Angelo’s #9”
  • Mexican Stuffed Shells
    Ingredients 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about one 12 oz box) 1 pound lean ground beef 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 cup frozen corn ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese or cheddar cheese Toppings: 8 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 8 … Continue reading “Mexican Stuffed Shells”
  • Jonesey’s Enchiladas
    Quinn used to work at Margarita’s in Mystic. (Its a great place for pretty standard Mexican food. The stories that came out of that place are legendary.) He loves cooking Mexican food. I’m … okay at it. Tonight, we came up with something epic. Ingredients: hamburger (about a pound and  a half was pretty good) … Continue reading “Jonesey’s Enchiladas”
  • Pork Chops and Rice
    Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of rice 3 cups of water half a spoonful of minced/chopped garlic half a spoonful of chicken bullion Place all above ingredients in a rice cooker, and kick it off. It should be done in about 25 minutes 1/2 inch thick Pork chops 1 Tbsp butter for each chop Italian breadcrumbs … Continue reading “Pork Chops and Rice”
  • Pasta Twists with Broccoli Sauce
    From Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 2 medium stalks broccoli 1 large red bell pepper ¾ pound pasta twists (about 4½ cups) 2 Tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon salt black pepper to taste 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions Bring a large pot of water … Continue reading “Pasta Twists with Broccoli Sauce”
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
    From Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups buttermilk 1/2 cup milk 3 eggs 1/3 cup butter, melted Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together … Continue reading “Buttermilk Pancakes”
  • A Billion Baked Fish Recipes
    Baked Fish — More than a Billion Recipes (5x12x3x12x11x12x5x12x12x6 = 1,231,718,400) From (Ken-G) I call this a recipe template. It is a spreadsheet but shown below in text outline format. Container (choose 1 of 5) Au Gratin Pan Baking Dish Foil Parchment Single Serve Fish (choose 1 of 12), guideline 1 pound Bass/Branzino Cod … Continue reading “A Billion Baked Fish Recipes”
  • Meatballs
    This is just classic meatballs. This is one of alpha child’s favorite recipes to make with me. Honestly, I appreciate letting someone else mix the meats, my hands get really cold doing that. Tasty, tasty meatballs