The Boy occasionally decides that he loves something. And often it’s something I don’t understand. A few years ago, he decided that he LOVED tofu and he’d order it whenever he could. And invariably, he’d end up eating my meal when his wasn’t quite what he expected. Eventually, he realized that, when it’s not prepared well,… Read More Spicy Asian Tofu Noodle Salad
Sometimes I get a great idea. Sometimes that idea is greater than me. Usually it involves a recipe of some sort. And my GOD can I complicate things. I once made a potato skin appetizer that had, wait for it, EIGHTEEN ingredients. And it had a bajillion steps. Those were some damn good potato skins,… Read More The Big Lie – Charred Corn and Chile Dip
A friend of mine recently posted a bit of a rant about breakfast. He had a craving for a croissant and went to THREE breakfast places. All of which opened AFTER 9:00 a.m. which, I’m sorry, if you are a working stiff, is far too late for breakfast. Seriously, if you are going to serve… Read More Huevos Divorciados
I love eggs. I love eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is something about a yummy, runny egg yolk that sends me running for a crust of bread to dip in it. Last year, I received The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Deb Perelman, Random House 2012) as a gift at the holidays. Because my in-laws… Read More A Funny Name, A Wonderful Brunch – Shakshuka
Our Lowcountry family vacationed in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville last summer. Asheville is a funky and cool city with a kind of crunchy vibe. The Boy experienced his first drum circle (I may have done a little Dead Head spinning while walking up the sidewalk to Pritchard Park), we saw lots and lots of… Read More Heading On Down the Spice Road – Chole Palak
A few years ago, I stumbled upon a wonderful website while looking for a solution to some household problem I was having. I honestly don’t even remember how I found the site, but HomeEc101 has become one of my go-to websites whenever I need to know how to cook something, clean something or fix something. If… Read More Tastes Like Summer – Tomato Pie
My in-laws (The Ps) are amazing cooks. No, really. Amazing cooks. Each of them has a few things they are well known for. GaGa is from southern Oklahoma so you just KNOW that the lady can cook up some chicken fried steak and King Ranch and, lord, can she bake. Grandaddy is well know for… Read More Grilled Grapes, You Are Just Going to Have to Trust Me . . .