That Broccoli Thing

  I was so surprised by the enthusiasm with which this recipe was received that I forgot to come up with something appropriate to call it. Usually, when I cook a single head of broccoli, it’s just the right amount for three of us. Oh, we’ll finish it if there are two of us, but…

Alder-Planked Fluke With Bold Spice Rub

  It’s been a constant struggle to find good-quality fresh fish around here. Every time I think I’ve found a good source, the quality there goes slowly downhill until I can’t bear to shop there anymore. There’s one place that’s reliable more often than not, but it’s pretty far from my house in a direction…

Bold Spice Rub

A delicious, bold dry rub for fish, seafood, or chicken. From Alder-Planked Fluke to Beer Can Chicken to sheet pan suppers, use it on the grill or in the oven. It makes enough for a large fish filet, a small chicken, or a sheet pan supper for two to four people. The flavors are fresher than store-bought…

Garlic Chicken With Baby Potatoes

My mom made a Garlic Chicken dish that was out of this world. This was back in the days before the link between diet and heart disease was widely known. Let me tell you, that chicken was swimming in garlic butter! I don’t know how much she used, but I remember it was at least…

Vidalia, Green Bean, and Bulgur Salad

“Vidalia onions aren’t just the most famous onions in the world; I think they may be the only famous onions in the world.” — Bobby Flay It’s almost Vidalia season! Less than two weeks from now, Georgia (USA) farmers will start harvesting these magnificent treasures. Yes, there are other sweet onions in the world. Yes,…

What’s In a Name?

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Shakespeare “I know you can do this.” — Rory Williams Pond Sourdough: the pinnacle of bread-baking. Having mastered the art of coaxing a loaf of bread out of flour, water, salt, and purchased yeast, it was time for me to take on the challenge of…

Sourcream Coffeecake

Happy National Coffeecake Day! It seems like we have national days for just about everything here in the USA. It’s also National Beer Day, but I’d rather talk about Coffeecake. I know my mom had a recipe for Sour Cream Coffeecake, but I don’t know where it went. I remember not liking it all that much…

Deviled Eggs

Whether you’re looking forward to picnic season, squeezing in one more picnic before the season is over, have leftover Hard-Cooked Eggs from Easter, or just plain want a treat, Deviled Eggs are fun to make and even better to eat. It seems like every family has its own version of deviled eggs, and they’re all wildly…