Turkey or Whatever

Don’t feel like you have to have, or cook, a turkey for Thanksgiving. There are lots of choices out there.

Simple, Basic, Classic Pasta Dish: Amatriciana

The origins of this simple sauce mixed with long pasta noodles are not clear. It’s likely it came from the area around Amatrice, a mountainous part of Italy. The base of this sauce, traditionally, is cured pork cheek.

Make Your Own Personal Spice Mix

I’m a big fan of Mrs. Dash. But I find I’m using it less because I’m now creating my own spice blend.

Love That Lemon Cake

Essentially, it’s a lemon flavored cake, all made from scratch, of course, topped with a lemon syrup that soaks into the cake. It makes this cake moist and full of lemon flavor.

Bouillabaisse Is Just Fish Stew

Like most of the best dishes from around the world, bouillabaisse was originally a peasant dish.

Fear of Sauce Making

Some sauces are “fussy.” But most are simple and a byproduct of regular cooking.

Blue Box, My @$$

So, what’s a carbohydrate loving bachelor, or a busy parent, to do? Make your own macaroni and cheese on the stove.

A Great Alternative to Fried Fish

How about fried fish that isn’t fried?

Smothered Pork Chops With Mushroom Gravy

Kick the can and start from scratch.

Recipe: Pesto Chicken Florentine

I ended up making substantial changes to the recipe and I think those are improvements.