Green Bean Casserole on a Stick

November 24, 2021.  The Thanksgiving menu can get rather predictable- not that that’s a bad thing- but, I like to mix it up a bit most years, much to the dismay of your Mom, who much prefers a Norman Rockwellian vibe to the festivities.  This year may be my crowning glory when it comes toContinue reading “Green Bean Casserole on a Stick”

Cheesy Sticks & Souper Dips

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 08, 2021.  Dear Kids– These recipes were inspired by your childhood eating habits of hardly touching your soup whenever we had a family favorite that Gramps called “American Pizza”- a combination of grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Back inContinue reading “Cheesy Sticks & Souper Dips”

French Revolutionary Onions À Trois

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush or don’t want any Dad Advice!  September 14, 2021.  Dear Kids–  My first experience with what I call “French Onions”, the highly caramelized and highly flavorful onions used in French Onion Soup, was in the 80s while I worked as a busboy at a “Fern” bar/restaurantContinue reading “French Revolutionary Onions À Trois”

You Like Tomato, I Like Tomahto Sandwiches

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  August 23, 2021.  Dear Kids– Well, it’s about to be Tomato Season, and next to Corn and Christmas Season, it’s my favorite time of the year.  I don’t know if I spent enough time when you were growing up tellingContinue reading “You Like Tomato, I Like Tomahto Sandwiches”

Fish In A Dish- Chowder Style

Jump to the Fish In A Dish-  Chowder Style InstaRecipe  August 15, 2021.  Dear Kids– This recipe makes me smile because it features a Ritz cracker topping, which was the only way you two kids would eat fish when you were very young  The buttery cracker topping was one of the “tricks” in my GettingContinue reading “Fish In A Dish- Chowder Style”

Mexican Street Corn Soup

Jump to the Street Corn Soup InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  August 05, 2021.  Your Gramps always had a small vegetable garden in our backyard while I was growing up, but it was sadly lacking when it came to the one and only vegetable my childhood self wouldContinue reading “Mexican Street Corn Soup”

The Pimento Cheese and Pickle Plate

Jump to Pimento Cheese InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  June 30, 2021.  Dear Kids–  While your Mom is famous, at least in our family and among our friends, for her elaborate and delicious cheese boards that feature many cheeses, cured meats, spreads, fruits, nuts, jams, etc., I nowContinue reading “The Pimento Cheese and Pickle Plate”

Vegetable Peeler Salad For Any Season

A Plug & Plate Recipe © April 16, 2021.  Dear Daughters–  I was so happy to hear from you kids that you’re supporting local farmers with the Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) shares you set up for this year, I came up with what I call “Plug & Plate Recipes” to help you enjoy all thatContinue reading “Vegetable Peeler Salad For Any Season”

Lots O’ Latkes and 1 Ingredient Applesauce

January 01, 2021.  Happy New Year! I made a version of latkes for a family Super Bowl party years ago and they were such a big hit they eventually evolved to take center stage as part of our New Year’s Day celebration.  Our standard latke platter is pretty straight forward- a lot o’ latkes withContinue reading “Lots O’ Latkes and 1 Ingredient Applesauce”