This is a perfect soup for those last cool, rainy days of spring, which occur just as your asparagus begins to show up. Grilling the vegetables is a worthwhile step as it adds a subtle complexity to this soup. It comes together quickly and, as with most potato based soups, a pot of this can … More Grilled Asparagus Soup
This makes mornings worth waking up for! When I was growing up, we didn’t always have a lot of stuff. Typical low-socioeconomic status lifestyle. That said, one thing we didn’t really suffer from was hunger. Somehow our mom always knew how to maximize resources to feed her three hungry boys. The same was true whenever … More Jungle Spuds
Our son’s 5th birthday is coming up. He opted for a ninja theme. True to form, my better half decides the menu should fall in line with the theme and so Asian food it is! No complaints here, mind you. So in preparation for the party, I did a test run on the fried rice … More Teppanyaki Fried Rice
When given the opportunity to cook for people, I generally take full advantage. Not that I want to show off, but rather it’s that I like to see people happy when they eat the food I make. So recently we were celebrating some birthdays in our family. That seemed like a great opportunity to cook (like … More Pork Loin. Bone in, please.
Weeknight night meals. I’ve written before how they don’t have to suck. The key is to make a good choice when picking the menu. Well, recently my wife and I were both off on a Tuesday. We were putting a new roof on our house. I won’t go on and on about that. but if we … More Sometimes a good meal keeps giving
Life is busy. No doubt about that. I presume that when women, who traditionally stayed at home, headed out into the workforce, the American entraprenurial machine saw an great opportunity: create foods that come in a box, or a can, and can be cooked fast. I know, I’ve eaten probably 100x my weight in that prepackaged food. It’s not … More Weekday dinners don’t have to suck!
There’s a lot of good cookbooks in my house, but there’s one I always reach to first. It’s my red checkered Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. Mine is the 12th edition and was given to me as a gift a number of years ago. Whenever I’m thinking of cooking something I haven’t made before, … More Corned Beef Hash