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Chicken Braised with Pancetta and Tomatoes

Our love affair with chicken thighs and braises continues.  This dish is made with thighs, braised in pancetta, wine, tomatoes and mirepoix vegetables.  All in one pan, my favorite thing for quick weeknight meals.  It’s delicious on its own or served with some orzo to sop up some of the delicious sauce.  And, of course, …

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Orecchiette with Pancetta, Cauliflower and Bread Crumbs

Have you noticed how cauliflower is kind of hot right now?  I have, and I admit I almost never make it.  I tend to conjure up the image of a bad veggie tray with bad ranch dressing when I think of cauliflower.  But then, I remembered making this pasta dish a few times, and it’s delicious …

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Winter Spinach Salad with Honey Cumin Dressing

Holiday entertaining is on my mind these days.  Yours too, I bet.  This is a salad I used to make when I entertained around the holidays.  Usually, I made a pear and blue cheese salad, but once in awhile I made this salad.  Fresh sliced oranges, red onion and chèvre, with a smoky honey cumin vinaigrette.  And …

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