Food & History: January 4

January 4, 2018 0

Food & History: January 4 National Spaghetti Day 1493 Columbus returns from his first voyage to the New World (the Americas), bringing with him tomatoes. […]

Allspice Dram

January 2, 2018 0

Allspice Dram Liqueur This came out of necessity.  I could not find it in any of my local retail liquor stores, and they are not […]

Lentils

January 1, 2018 0

New Year’s Lentils Lentils are part of the legume family like beans and one of the oldest known crops dating back to 11,000 BC.  They […]

Warm Spinach Salad

December 28, 2017 0

Warm Spinach Salad Not all salads need to be served cold or at room temperature.  This one is perfect especially in the winter since it […]

Breathalyzer

December 27, 2017 0

Breathalyzer In 1931 Rolla N. Harger invented the first successful machine to test blood alcohol content in 1931 and was dubbed the “drink-meter”.  Everyone knows […]

Réveillion Cocktail

December 27, 2017 0

Réveillion Cocktail A Réveillion is a dinner party which comes before Christmas or Christmas Eve.  It is a European tradition which carried over to particular […]

Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes

December 25, 2017 0

Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes This is a great side dish that can be served with beef, chicken, meatloaf, or any other dish where potatoes and/or mashed […]

French Mussels

December 24, 2017 0

Classic French Mussels I love fresh mussels, but like most shellfish, it can be tedious to clean, debeard, cook, and sort out the dead ones […]

Biscotti

December 23, 2017 0

Biscotti Biscotti in Italian means “twice baked”, and that is the process for making these.  They say that these were one of Christopher Columbus’ favorites, […]

Macaroni & Cheese

December 22, 2017 0

Macaroni & Cheese   Using a cast iron skillet is the key to making this right and not making a mess.  What you don’t need […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

December 20, 2017 0

Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffed mushrooms are easy to make, bake and are great appetizers. The hardest part is the preparation which is really fairly easy. This […]

Marechiara

December 18, 2017 0

Marechiara Zuppa di Pesce Italian Seafood Soup for Pasta Marechiara or Zuppa di Pesce is an Italian light seafood tomato based broth which is fine […]

Bluff City BBQ

December 17, 2017 0

Bluff City BBQ My friend is a BBQ aficionado, he has had it all over the globe.  So when he suggested BBQ I know he […]

Bee’s Knees

December 13, 2017 0

Bee’s Knees This is a classic prohibition cocktail that is very simple and easy to make.  The name was a term in the late 1800s […]

Venezuelan Christmas Meatloaf

December 11, 2017 0

Enrollado de Carne Navideño (Venezuelan Christmas Meatloaf) This is a Venezuelan Christmas tradition. My wife first spoke of it a couple of years ago, but […]

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