For me nothing makes a picnic more complete than a good old-fashioned potato salad. In my opinion, good potato salad has to have the right proportion of creaminess to chunkiness, mayonnaise to mustard, pickles to pickle juice, and bacon to
It’s that time of year again. The time when everybody in my family brings a can of cranberry sauce to my house…just in case. I guess you can say we are a cranberry sauce loving family, the canned kind. I’ve
My love for red beans and rice is no secret. After all, I sometimes have them for breakfast. One good thing about loving red beans as much as I do is always having leftovers in the freezer. Normally, I could never get hubby to eat
It’s Father’s Day weekend. Have you noticed that the ad sales, besides ties and golf equipment, focus on grilling– from new BBQ pits to the latest grilling gadgets? Most clothing ads show gentlemen dressed way too nicely standing at a grill with spatula in
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo-just that thought makes me crave Mexican food. Of course, it doesn’t take much for me to crave Mexican food-it’s one of my favorites. In my younger days, I used to
There are some aromas in the kitchen that I love….well, ok, many aromas, but one of my favorites is the smell of peppers roasting, especially poblanos. I think the hardest part of roasting peppers is letting them sit covered after they are done.
It is almost Easter and for many that means it’s time for ham. I actually enjoy standing in the line to pickup the Easter ham. The tone of customers seems happier than at Christmas. Perhaps it is the spring air or
Holiday traditions, from decorations to special food and drink, is what makes a holiday a holiday. One “tradition” that seems to go with Thanksgiving is leftovers. Turkey Day’s feast always seems to be larger than our appetite to consume it at
July 13 was National French Fry Day. A holiday I certainly enjoy celebrating. It’s a great day to eat French fries and not feel guilty. It is reported that Americans on average consume from 16-20 pounds of French fries per year.
It’s the first big grilling weekend, the cookout to kick off summer. I love the whole “process” surrounding grilling-the cleaning of the pit, the prepping of ingredients, the readying of equipment (I love grill gadgets, although I always end up