My Grandma’s Fried Apples – With a Twist!

Advertisements 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 […]

Be a star…cut your own chicken!

Advertisements 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 […]

Kryptonite = Banana Bread

Advertisements 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 […]

Healthy BBQ Side Dishes With A Twist – Cauliflower Steak

Advertisements “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 […]

Cream in your…guacamole?

Advertisements So, when most of us have guacamole, there is some sour cream, some chips, and some tequila nearby. And the idea is that our guacamole is expected to be creamy, right? So why do y’all look at me funny when I hit you with the sour cream and the tequila in the guac? All […]

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