Italian Sausage Sandwiches with Honey Balsamic Glazed Onions

I love Italian sausage, if it’s the right kind. As an ex-Chicagoan, I want fennel seeds in my “sweet” Italian sausage. It’s not really sweet, like sugar, but the sweet designation lets you know that it’s not hot sausage. WhichRead more…

Rum No-Raisin Ice Cream

Quite some time ago, when my husband and I went on a Caribbean cruise, we enjoyed plenty of sun, sea, and rummy tropical drinks. Rum wasn’t in just the drinks, though. Rum raisin ice cream was on the dessert menuRead more…

Summer Pasta Salad with Purple Asparagus

I absolutely love pasta salad. I like it as a side dish or a meal. Heck, I’ve been known to eat leftover hot pasta in its chilled state. This pasta started with some purple asparagus, and then I started addingRead more…

Should you start cooking pasta in cold water or boiling water? A side-by-side comparison.

Keep reading; this photo will make sense.One thing that you might not know about me is that I tend to be a skeptic. In a good way. If someone tells me something that runs counter to what I believe, IRead more…

Sweet Tea No-Churn Ice Cream

I have an ice cream maker, so I usually use that to churn ice cream, and that’s the sort of recipes that I tend to post here. But I realize that not everyone has an ice cream maker. And notRead more…

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Eggs

I love deviled eggs, so when I saw the pimento cheese stuffed deviled eggs in Pimento Cheese The Cookbook by Perre Coleman Magness, I knew that was one recipe I had to try. I also made pimento cheese. There areRead more…

The Futuristic Arnold Palmer Cocktail

My dad wasn’t much of a drinker. He drank coffee in the morning, and water during the day. But I could imagine him enjoying an Arnold Palmer – a combination of tea and lemon juice – at a party orRead more…

One-Pot Chicken and Artichokes

Don’t you love one-pot meals? I certainly don’t mind making a mess in the kitchen, but when it’s time to clean up and I see a multitude of pots, pans, bowls, measure cups … that’s when cooking isn’t quite asRead more…

A Real Whisky Sour

I’ve made drinks that were adaptations of the whisky sour, but after I read the description of the drink in How to Drink, I decided I needed to make the full, real, version. The one thing I’ve always left ofRead more…

Brownie Krinkle Cookies

A while back, I reviewed a cookbook called Cookie Lover over on Munching on Books, but I usually don’t think cookbook reviews are really complete until I’ve written about at least one of the recipes. People who want cookbooks areRead more…

Yuzu Blueberry Poundcake

I know almost nothing about Japanese desserts, except that I’ve had green tea ice cream. And I have no clue if that’s even traditional. So I was really interested in seeing what the new cookbook, Kyotofu, might have to offer.Read more…

Three Recipes: Grape, Pistachio and Goat Cheese “Truffles,” Beet “Tartare,” and Camembert Grilled Cheese with Apple

In November of 2013, I went to a cheese fest where there were a number of speakers. Best, for me, was Hosea Rosenberg, who prepared three quick recipes while he took questions from the audience. A lot of what heRead more…