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Eggplant Lasagne

I now have another recipe that I never have to make. Ya know how some folks just own a recipe? They make it the best and there’s just no reason to try and make it, yourself. On this coast, it’s things like Marie’s Jelly Strips and JoannaR...

Shrimp, Veggies, and a Loaf of Bread

There’s more food coming into the house right now than is going out. Time for some creative cooking! Clearing freezer space is pretty important for the next few months. We don’t – intentionally – have a freezer in the basement. Having t...

The Trip to Bountiful

Our trip to bountiful is walking outside. The garden is going crazy! It is so much fun walking outsi...

Sausage, Potatoes, and Jacques Pépin

I just got a new Jacques Pépin cook book yesterday – Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Ti...

Sunday Pasta

The first eggplant came off the vine, today! It was smallish – it could have grown  few more ...

Baking with Beer

It’s one of those perfect days for Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofing Box. Definitely time...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just love that Victor is retired. Little things like walking into the house after work and having ...

Corn with Cotija

Ever look at a picture or a magazine cover and decide you just have to make something? I do it all t...

Pork with Robiola

Several years ago we donated a few hundred cook books to the local library book drive. That left us ...

Steaks and Baked Beans

It’s pushing 90°F out there. That’s 32°C for the rest of the world. However you measur...

Holiday Hamburgers

Baking bread on hot, muggy days may seem counter-intuitive, but Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofi...

Shrimp and Grits – Mexican-Style

July 1st. Independence Day weekend. 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ...