Perfectly Cooked Bacon for a Crowd

“Bacon. That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” — The Doctor  The Eleventh Doctor had some weird food preferences that I most certainly don’t share! I love beans, and I love bacon. I have actually had Fish Fingers & Custard (yes, we already know I’m a nerd), though, and I do agree with him on…

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…

Cranberry-Orange Coffeecake

Cranberry coffeecake is one of my favorite holiday breakfasts. Everyone often gets up at a different time, so it’s nice to have something I can make in time for the early birds that will still be fresh for the later risers. I think I must have tried six or seven recipes over the years, with…

Buttery Waffles

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.” — Mitch Hedberg Butter lovers rejoice! This one’s for you. Healthy eaters can just walk on by, there’s nothing to see here today. Or linger a moment, and take a walk on the wild side. These light and oh-so-rich waffles are a real pleasure. Plus…

Greek Yogurt: Instant Pot

There are lots of reasons to make your own yogurt at home. Homemade is definitely cheaper if you eat a lot of yogurt. Plus, you and only you control what else goes into it. Thickeners, preservatives, artificial flavor, and sugar (sometimes lots of sugar) all frequently appear in store-bought yogurt. When you make your own…

Egg & Olive

I remember this as one of my dad’s favorite lunches. Well, minus the whole wheat bread. He liked his sandwiches on swirly rye. As a kid, I didn’t much care for green olives. It was a rare thing to be granted food preference concessions in our house. You ate what was served, period. Egg salad was…

Hard-Cooked Eggs

I never really thought about why I don’t cook hard-boiled eggs very often. I love them: deviled, in Egg & Olive, sliced on buttered toast, even plain for a snack or quick breakfast. In retrospect, I think it’s because cooking them is a bit of a pain. I can use exactly the same technique, and for every…