This is a salad that makes rational normal humans, especial men, lick their plate. Why? Bacon. Yes, BACON. Specifically lardons which is the French way of saying a nice…

  Whenever I would see fresh figs in the market-at upwards of $8 per pound-I would get excited buy and them.  They would last for about 2-3 days and then become…

There’s something about January that screams CHILI.  I have made many chili’s in my day-some I would like to take a bath in and some just so-so.  Here we like heat,…

Every year I plant basil plants-usually regular Italian basil, purple basil and Thai basil.  Every year the baby plants sit on my kitchen counter trying to outwit the…

When I was growing up, my mother loved cream of wheat.  I did not.  It reminded me of baby food-bland and mushy.  As I got older and traveled in the South, all my…

  It’s not exactly a new toy, but it’s one I had tucked away and hadn’t gotten around to using yet.  I was buying a pasta stamp (more on that later) for a…

I love tips and techniques used to increase food quality, especially things that take little time, don’t cost a lot of money, and don’t expand your food prep time…