Greek Salad (5 of 5)

Greek Salad

I was one of those kids with a messy room – clothes strewn on the floor, books and papers piled up on the desk, stuff everywhere. Things got swallowed up in the mess and resurfaced months after they were no longer needed, often broken or with missing pieces. I existed in that state of disarray…

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Roast Pork and Apples (7 of 9)

Roast Pork and Apples

I don’t go in much for adventure cooking. The dishes with too many steps or too many fancy ingredients rarely happen here. My mom had a rule when it came to cooking – if the recipe went onto the second page, she wasn’t going to make it. It’s a rule I’ve mostly adopted in my…

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Caesar Piadina (7 of 10)

Caesar Piadina

The chain restaurant I worked at in high school had a secret menu. It wasn’t like the In-N-Out secret menu which everyone kind of knows about. We didn’t publicize it or even publish it anywhere. But if you wanted an “old” menu item, it was probably still on our point-of-sale software and we could get…

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Chicken Pot Pie (7 of 8)

Chicken Pot Pie

There is a weird food holiday pretty much every day of the year if you pay attention to those sorts of things. Which, to be honest, I do only about half of the time. There’s a margarita day, a watermelon day, even a day in honor of creamsicles. But, as I believe we established here…

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Bloody Mary (6 of 6)

Bloody Mary

In Massachusetts, it’s against the law to order alcohol on Sundays before noon. That was good news for 8-year-old me when my family went out to breakfast since it meant my mom would have to order a virgin Bloody Mary. Sometimes we would be late enough that she could wait until halfway through breakfast for…

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