Panzanella

Panzanella

Without doubt tomatoes are the leading reason folks get up off the couch in America and out into the garden. After you’ve tasted a store bought tomato and then compared it to a home grown tomato, you will become an avid gardener and you will do so because home grown tomatoes taste so much sweeter, […]

Orzo with Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Orzo with Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes

This is my father-in-law’s recipe. It is the perfect light meal for a warm summer night, outdoor concert, potluck or picnic. It tastes good warm, it tastes good cold and is frankly the best room temp pasta dish I’ve ever eaten. I have no clue to the recipe’s original origins but a quick Google search […]

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Historically speaking, I’m not a particularly mature human being, nor am I all that interested in being one. I like to mind my own business and am generally unaware of surrounding events. I clean up my own yard and have tried all my life to fly safely under the radar. I embrace the views of […]

Savory Quinoa, Kale and Parmesan Quiche with Brown Rice Crust

Savory Quinoa, Kale and Parmesan Quiche with Brown Rice Crust

I confess that I prefer savory vegetarian meals to virtually all others. Unless we’re talking about a meat centric dish, i.e., barbeque, most meat based protein (bacon excepted) serves mostly as a seasoning deliver system. If I want to taste sausage and eggs for breakfast, I grab the eggs, sage, thyme, garlic powder, a smidge […]

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

I don’t eat peanut butter because it’s good for me. Nor do I eat peanut butter because one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 2 tablespoons of peanut butter at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%. Every single 2-TBS […]

Yogurt

Yogurt

Let’s talk yogurt. Why? Because I don’t get it. I mean, I get it a little. A cold mango lassi on a hot day, sure. Artichokes with Parmesan served under a black pepper yogurt dipping sauce, of course. Adding a pint of plain yogurt (sure, try finding a “pint” of plain full fat yogurt) to […]

Cheesy Green Chili Rice Casserole with Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst

Cheesy Green Chili Rice Casserole with Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst

Recently we enjoyed a fine evening with some dear friends that featured a really great family style meal. Our friend Peg prepared baked salmon, salad and a rice side dish that I could have eaten single handedly. My wife, Stella (so not her real name) managed to maintain the appearance of propriety and limited herself […]

Pasta Ortolano

Pasta Ortolano

One of our favorite places to eat in Austin, Texas is Mandola’s Italian Market. We’ve enjoyed many delicious meals there with our good friends Susan and Joe (we miss you guys). The other day my wife was longing for her favorite Mandola’s dish “Spaghettini Ortolano” so she decided to make her own version. And it […]

Russian Fish Baked in Milk with Onions

Russian Fish Baked in Milk with Onions

Deep in the heart of Texas you’ll find a cool print graphic and web design company called GRAFIX togo (http://grafixtogo.com) run by Diana Stokely who is so tech savvy I’ve driven from Colorado to Texas, twice, just to bask in the luminosity of her brain. Diana shepherds our One Pot Cooking for Men website and […]

Anita's German Sausage with Sauerkraut in Beer

Anita’s German Sausage with Sauerkraut in Beer

Way back in the 1960’s, when people still thought science was a pretty good idea, the Russelmann family of New York, enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon reading the Schenectady Gazette, happened upon a recipe for Choucroute Garnie. Choucroute Garnie means sauerkraut topped with sausages and layered with lots of salty meats. However in this version […]

Chocolate Chip Carrot and Banana Muffins with Pecans

Chocolate Chip Carrot and Banana Muffins with Pecans

There are a great many things I do not care for, misogynists, racists, haters, bigots, narcissists, dividers, religious fanatics of any persuasion and politicians that utter the phrase, “What the American people want.” I’ve never heard this phrase used and actually had it apply to me. Dorks. What I do care for are things that […]

Langostino Étouffée

Langostino Étouffée

A good road dog can tell you the best places to grab a meal when you’re marking a lot of time on the highways of this continent. We’re talking everything from fondue at Banff’s legendary Grizzly House in the province of Alberta, Canada to JD’s Burger Barn in Mesquite, Texas. Both delivered a satisfied smile. […]