Ideal Utensils for Open-Fire Cooking

Fire pits are popular in the U.S. but I have no idea if people actually cook over them or just sit and enjoy the flames…. and make S’Mores. I have never had a S’more. In my more adventurous (and no disposable income) youth I did my share of camping and cooking over an open fire. … Continue reading…

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Bars

For years I read paper magazines (as did most of the world). Some I kept; other’s I didn’t. At some point I realized that I couldn’t keep all of the cooking magazines. I decided to keep Saveur. (Anyone want them? I have every issue….) With Cooking light, and the others, I cut out the recipes … Continue reading…

Braised Chicken & Rice

Braised Chicken & Carrots

Some things have never successfully crossed the pond. Thanksgiving, though celebrated in North America, has never caught on (for obvious reasons). There are always a few homesick Americans (or Canadians) who unsuccessfully go in search of a turkey and canned pumpkin to mark the day but we have not been part of that group. We … Continue reading…

Secret Items in a Meal Kit Box

Meal kit deliveries have been around for a few years now. I think I wrote the first post on them 4 or 5 years ago. Two yeas ago I even tried one for a week – although it was not fresh food. It was packaged, shelf-stable meals and they were actually very good. I didn’t … Continue reading…

Balsamic Chicken & Red Beets; language

Chicken with Beets

We’ve lived on this side of the pond for almost 25 years. We’ve watched British tv (telly) for that entire time. That viewing history includes a lot of cooking shows (2 Fat Ladies, Hairy Bikers, etc.) We can still be confused about British words for familiar foods. An American cookie is a British biscuit – … Continue reading…

Getting Started With Sous Vide Cooking

Many years ago an ex-girlfriend of my son called him early on a Sunday morning with a frantic question: How to cook bacon. She wanted to make her new boyfriend breakfast and didn’t know how to cook bacon. Knowing that my son was an accomplished cook she called him. He, of course, kindly answered her … Continue reading…

Sausage & Rice Skillet Dinner

Sausage Rice Skillet Dinner

I’ve always wanted to try this and, for some reason, never have. Tossing the rice right into the skillet with everything else is so easy. It wouldn’t work for a stir-fry when the vegetables should retain a bit of crunch, but for something like this – there’s no reason not to. Rice is easier than … Continue reading…

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