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Braised Beef Shanks with Tomatoes

I know this beef man from Ireland, and Conor Bofin is his name. He’s the closest I know to a connoisseur of any part of the damned cow that I know, even the unusual and sketchy bits. 466 more words

Main Dishes

Quick Blender Pizza Sauce

Lots of substitutions can be made to make this recipe your own. Oven-roasted plum tomatoes from last summer’s garden were the highlight in my sauce. They keep well in the freezer and, when thawed, are still moist and lightly coated with olive oil. 161 more words

Olive Oil

Peter's Wet Polenta and Tomato Layers

Once I had a lovely older Italian man as a hairdresser. He was amazing. As we molded my hair into some shape and varied colour upon colour, we discussed cooking, fashion and food. 307 more words


Pasta con Ceci

While I’ve made versions of this dish before, this was a great, quick, super pared down version via Food52.

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling…
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This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Middle East”. This one had to take some thinking because admittedly, I do not know a lot about middle eastern foods and the ones I do know, I have made before. 407 more words


The Big Ragu!

If you ever watched Laverne & Shirley, then the chances are good that you’re familiar with Carmine “the Big Ragu” Ragusa, one of the recurring characters on the show portrayed by Eddie Mekka. 711 more words

Main Dish

Guava BBQ Sauce

I needed a new kid friendly sauce for wings, though this sauce would be great on any meat.


2 T Butter

1 Medium Shallot, finely diced… 77 more words