By Larry Levine – Every once in a while we hit on a dish that proves the notion that in cooking it doesn’t need to be complicate or difficult to be good. My Ridiculously Simple Chili and Beans is one such dish. This recipe came to life a few years ago, when I... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Shrimp & Scallops Chow Mein

By Larry Levine – Before I was released from the hospital after my quadruple coronary bypass surgery in 2008 I was told, among other things, to stay out of Chinese recipes because of the high sodium content of the food. Chinese food had been a favorite of mine... Read More


By Larry Levine – The season for great, northwest wild caught salmon is just around the corner. I’m in Issaquah Washington as I write this and two nights ago our son John prepared a wonderful dinner of troll caught white king salmon on a bed of a spinach salad.... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Chicken Fricassee

By Larry Levine – Sometimes something magic happens to an old recipe. I’ve been making chicken fricassee at home for decades. Recently I made a mistake at the super market and bought a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of just plain old Roma... Read More