KITCHEN QUICKIES – Linguini with shrimp

By Larry Levine – Whoever invented pasta, shrimp and tomatoes must have had a 9 to 5 job. Give me a nice fresh tomato, some jumbo shrimp and a pantry well stocked with pastas and other basics and I can walk in the door and have you sitting down to eat in a... Read More


By Larry Levine – When Jennifer and I both were working and our two sons were in school, dinners in a rush were a way of life. If one of the boys got home before us we would ask that they turn the meat in the marinade when they got home and take it out of the... Read More


By Michelle Reynolds – This is a simple pasta dish that you can have ready and on the table in 20 to 30 minutes. It’s a very common primi piatti in Italian-American households.  The choice of pasta is important because you want the pasta to be similar in size to... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Oh, Those Golden Pork Chops

By Larry Levine – This is another recipe that is a by-product of my desire to continue to eat well after by coronary bypass surgery. I’m a meat eater – not necessarily beef, but definitely pork and lamb. While I was at home healing I browsed through every... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Stir Fry on the Fly

By Larry Levine – Jennifer was in Sacramento for the birth of our grand daughter Alise when I came up with this recipe. It was a very busy, pre-election time in my office – one of the few times of the year when food fades to the recesses of my mind. I didn’t... Read More

KITCHEN QUICKIES – Curry in a Hurry

By Larry Levine – It happened a long time ago – maybe 25 years ago – but I remember it clearly. I walked into the store around the corner to order some frozen yogurt to take home after dinner. The clerk eyed me and asked, “What have you been cooking?” It was the first... Read More