Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Gazpacho

Cold soup is an oxymoron. Even so, I can’t argue that the many different varieties aren’t refreshing or interesting concepts. For me, the quintessential...

London Broil

My dad made a mean London Broil. He started using the oven broiler but then moved it to the grill in later years. We...

Salsa and Guacamole

Some consider chips, salsa and guacamole an appetizer, but I think they make a great meal. In fact, my belly would much prefer if...

Tortilla Soup

My dad calls it taco soup. Whatever he wants to call it, I’m obligated to make it every time the family gets together. I...

Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and mushrooms just seem to go together. I guess mushrooms go with a lot of things. They are earthy, meaty, hearty and add...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad

It’s simple. It’s tasty. It’s pretty. And it’s healthful. There’s really no reason not to make it. My local Trader Joe’s has had packages of...

Potato Chip Chicken

I like fried food just as much as the next person — even had a home fryer once. I got rid of it because...

Pasta Carbonara with Ramps

Ramps. Ramps. Ramps. The best thing about spring is ramps. Because I grew up in the Southwest, I had never even heard of ramps....

Onion Rings Two Ways

A friend had a small fryer sitting around and thought I might like to have it. She thought right. Years ago, my roommates and I...

Pozole

Pozole comes in many varieties: rojo, verde, blanco, chicken, pork and human… er, gross. (Yup, I did some checking.) Looks like pozole has quite...