Family Dinner

Bean Dish

Bean Dish

My Gram (dad’s mom) had a famous “bean dish.” I honestly have no idea how she made it but the few times I had it, it was awesome. Don’t know why it was simply called “bean dish” either, but it stuck. Beans get a bad […]

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“Mom’s” Mac-Attack Picnic Potato Salad

“Mom’s” Mac-Attack Picnic Potato Salad

If you were lucky like we were, growing up in a huge family with lots of aunts and uncles and cousins, you probably had your own version of our childhood. Large, noisy, sun-baked family get togethers. They say that when you remember your childhood, most […]

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P.F. Chang’s-Style Lettuce Wraps or ‘Asian’ Tacos

P.F. Chang’s-Style Lettuce Wraps or ‘Asian’ Tacos

One of the meals that is on the regular weeknight circuit is my riff on a dish from a big corporate restaurant, P.F. Changs. They make these lovely lettuce wraps that we have decided to turn into “Asian” tacos for our Taco Tuesday, just to […]

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On Favorite Burgers and Fry Sauce

On Favorite Burgers and Fry Sauce

Dare I wax eloquent on the journey of a man on his grill?? Shall I share my evolutionary theory on a man’s quest to cook a little more than he did before?? Shall he only be relegated to the dogs and burgers? Chicken breasts and […]

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

Let me tell you about a discovery I made a couple of years ago and have used SO MANY times, I may as well have been the first to have discovered it (see also Christopher Columbus). Pickled onions do two things well: 1) they take […]

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Chicken Tetrazini

Chicken Tetrazini

I have made this dish too many times I figure it is OK to call it my own. This is the go to dish when we need to feed a crowd, especially when kids are involved, yet when you are committed to stay classy. Need […]

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The Food Your Mom SHOULD Have Made You!

The Food Your Mom SHOULD Have Made You!

Now I want all of you to know that I love(d) my mother dearly. There are certain images and memories we all think of and associate with our mothers. Maybe it was a certain holiday dish your mom made you or maybe every Friday night […]

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The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

I wanted to reload this HH as it has been almost 3 years since I last talked about it and let’s just say a few of these beverages have been consumed since then.  I have read several books during this same stretch on the history […]

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Everyday “Mustardy” Vinaigrette

Everyday “Mustardy” Vinaigrette

Everyone needs a salad dressing that they can make in a pinch and will satisfy many tastes, kids included. We try and eat a salad every night but TBH we usually end up with one 3-4 times per week. Like I mentioned before, buying a […]

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“Steakhouse” Dressing

“Steakhouse” Dressing

My wife has done a good job getting all of us heathens to eat more salad. Which is good, I think.  Supposedly it is good for digestion, my health and so forth, but the jury is still out, I mean, I am still a big […]

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