Designated Driver Cooking

All my friends know I don’t drink. All my friends also know that I love cooking. They just don’t understand why I have better liquor collections than they do. I can only explain it in cook’s terms: if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it. Like, you can’t expect great Chicken Marsala with box Designated Driver Cooking

My Grandma’s Fried Apples – With a Twist!

When you grow up in the country in North Carolina in the 70s-80s, you learn a couple things about food. You learn that fresh is ALWAYS best, and you learn that looks aren’t everything when it comes to good taste. Unless, of course, you’re a little kid to whom looks ARE everything. Especially when it My Grandma’s Fried Apples – With a Twist!

Be a star…cut your own chicken!

When some of us busy adults hear things like “spatchcock” or “butterfly” a chicken, they have the following response: “Yeah, that’s all well and good, but I can just buy a whole chicken and get it out of the way, right?” In my not-really humble opinion, I disagree, and I’ll tell you why: You end Be a star…cut your own chicken!

Kryptonite = Banana Bread

Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream. Okay, I said it. That was painful, but I said it. Why is that so painful? Because people like me (that cook for a living and cultivate a higher-plane palate) should not admit to having such an addiction. But I do, and I can’t help myself. The very Kryptonite = Banana Bread

Healthy BBQ Side Dishes With A Twist – Cauliflower Steak

“Whoa, Bert…slow down. You mean to tell me that cauliflower belongs in BBQ?” Absolutely, positively, YES. That’s EXACTLY what I’m telling you.  Let’s face it…cauliflower is pretty good by itself. And studies show that it’s kinda good for you.  Considering it’s 98% water (you know, that best and safest drink on the planet?)…it’s VERY good Healthy BBQ Side Dishes With A Twist – Cauliflower Steak