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. […]

Rosarito Beach Tacos – Healthy Version

Rosarito Beach Tacos – Healthy Version

In my LA play the game days I found myself in Rosarito Beach, Mexico one weekend with an insanely clever West Coast oil trader who was really quite unhinged when it came to having a good time. Our wives were with us, and much to my surprise, everyone seemed to have an itch to scratch. […]

Rustic Oatmeal "Overnight" Artisan Bread

Rustic Oatmeal “Overnight” Artisan Bread

I forget why, but back when my sister and I were kids we’d head over to our grandparent’s house many days after school and on Thursdays my grandmother would always be baking bread. I remember it as clearly as if it were yesterday, the squeak of the hinge from the door in the garage that […]

Classic Egg Salad

Classic Egg Salad

  I love eggs. I love eggs scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, baked in popovers, quiches and cakes. I can’t get enough and when I’m not eating whole eggs for breakfast or dinner, I’m eating egg white omelets stuffed with fresh herbs and tomatoes for breakfast or dinner. One of my favorite sandwiches is the egg salad […]

Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

I like eating seasonally. And every season change serves up something special. Spring artichokes pave the way for Summer tomatoes, field peas and cornbread to punctuate hot summer days. Fall greens lead the way toward winter squashes, roasted to perfection to create wonderfully complex flavors in dishes like this curry with squash. One of our […]