Main Dishes

Main Dishes

This recipe was one of the five meals my mom had in her heavy weeknight rotation to feed our family of six.

How many times have I made roast chicken over the years? Thousands.

Smoked chicken, served warm or cold, alongside sweet barbecue pit beans and the melon salad, is refreshing for any picnic, in your backyard or at the beach.

This rich soup is healthy, vegan and quick to prepare.

Crusty with grilled bits of onion, garlic and lemon zest, these chops were my first experience with goat in Italy. 

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