When we were at Kilimanjaro in January 2018, we were helped along the way by Chief’s Tours’ expert team of guides, strongmen (we were told they didn’t like being called porters), and cooks. Cook is not a sufficient title for the skill and expertise of Mateo. He was […]
Some years back in the middle of the summer, one of my patients brought me a pie. A yellow squash pie! I’d never heard of such a thing but she reassured me that it was the really the same thing as a pumpkin pie even though she’d used […]
I had a half-Vietnamese roommate in college, and his mom’s specialty (as far as we were concerned) was rice paper-wrapped egg rolls. They were amazing! These were the first eggrolls I’d ever seen wrapped in rice papers instead of wontons. They were crispy and flaky and light. His […]
I learned an amazing thing from a Boy Scout! You shouldn’t be surprised because Scouts are a pretty sharp bunch, but this was over the top! It was a cast iron Dutch oven apple pie recipe. As soon as I tasted it I considered it proudly stolen! Here’s […]
A few weeks ago I went to the store and bought a 12″ cast iron skillet because I was tired of only being able to do tiny, 9″ cornbreads. As a bonus in addition to life-sized cornbread rounds, this also gives me enough surface area to do steaks! […]
Our Countdown to Kili continues – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 42 days. . .This clip is two-in-one, with some images from our quiet family time, plus some quirky moments from our grocery shopping. Enjoy!
Red beans served with rice are a traditional southern thing, originating in (or at least coming to this country into) New Orleans and the surrounding area. Not only are they a traditional southern thing, but they are also a traditional Monday evening meal in the southern U.S. They […]
The teaser on our Facebook group yesterday was, “What do peanut butter, jalapenos, and barbecue sauce have in common?” Some people hypothesized heartburn or Pepsid, and that might be totally correct, but that’s not what we were thinking about. But before we get to the heart of this […]
Ellen helped with Foodie Friday!