Panko Crusted Salmon

I have never reacted to a dish like I did to this one. I basically danced in my chair and praised Jesus for making salmon and panko bread crumbs and all these things. This is from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? I made one slight addition to her recipe, which I shall tell you … Continue reading

French Garlic Soup

Over the past week, I had the cold bug that’s making the rounds. And when you have a cold, what do you want? Soup. At least, I do. I ate the soup I had on hand in cans (which I stockpile for occasions like this), but then I wanted more. So I started going through … Continue reading

Angry Pasta

This is called “Angry pasta”, but it could also be a variation on pasta puttanesca–fast, spicy, from the Italian puttana (meaning, um, “lady of the evening.” Except…coarser.) It is very fast and very, very good. A note on pasta prep: let the water heat for about five minutes before starting the sauce. That’ll give you time … Continue reading