In the Kitchen – Greenock Shishito and Sausage Breakfast Hash


In the rush of peppers at the end of the season, I ended up with a ton of shishito peppers, most of them from one prolific plant.  These were a bit bigger than the finger-size…

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Rick's Classic Chicken Cacciatore - a hearty Italian hunter's stew.

In the Kitchen – Rick’s Chicken Cacciatore


First, let me make something clear.  My wife, Denise, is the cook in the family.  Before I met her, if I wanted to eat, I cooked it myself.  Since we’ve been together, I realize that…

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In the Kitchen – Pickled Peppers Stuffed with Sauerkraut or Channeling Aunt Marge


Every big Italian family has an Aunt Marge, the matriarch who holds everything together.  My mom is the ninth of ten kids.  Aunt Marge was up around number 2 or 3.  She was always old…

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In the Kitchen – My Best Canned Salsa


Enjoy the taste of fresh tomatoes all year round with my best canned salsa recipe. With tomatoes, it’s feast or famine.  In the winter, they can only be grown indoors, or in places where it…

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In the Kitchen – Easy Chili Rellenos


Easy Chili Rellenos, a Mexican favorite you can easily make at home. My mom’s Italian.  They  stuff things.  They stuff cheese into manicotti, they stuff ground beef and spinach into ravioli.  And they love to…

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