Southwest-Style Pimento Cheese

You don’t really need a recipe for the ‘classic’ pimento cheese, do you?  All it is, really, is grated cheddar, a jar of drained (diced) pimentos, maybe a scant Tablespoon of finely minced onion and a dash of worcestershire, and enough mayo to bind everything together.  Some people, at this point, also blend it together [...]

Game-Changer Guacamole

Well, the Superbowl is coming.  I know this because the grocery store circulars are exhorting me to buy a platter of something called ‘Wyngz,’ and also potato chips.

While I’m not very likely to watch ‘the game,’ I just may buy some of these ‘wyngz’ and potato chips because, well, why not, we like to snack.

Whether [...]

But It Was Worth It

Let’s talk about drunk food for a minute, shall we?

Drunk food is a carb- and fat-bombed greasy mess; the kind of food you eat with your hands or out of a paper wrapper, usually deep-fried and smothered in cheese.  Drunk food is the kind of food you eat with gusto and without guilt because, after [...]

Andy’s Breakfast (or Anytime) Cookies

Several years ago, Andy’s workday looked like this: Teach from 8 to 3:30. Bring a turkey sandwich (2 slices turkey, mustard, whole-wheat bread) and an apple for lunch. Get home by 4. Walk the dog. Prep for next class. Eat something, but not too much that it will make you [...]

Mama P.’s Spinach Dip Recipe

Pretty certain I will never be a hand model as there is always dirt under my fingernails. Sorry.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, geez, couldn’t you have posted this recipe before the Superbowl, so that I could’ve had something easy and delicious to eat while we watched the game commercials?

Well, yeah.

But [...]

Cloudy With a Chance of Pickles

Have you been making refrigerator pickles all summer?

We have.

I wish I could say that they’re from my own cucumbers that I grew but, save for one, they’re not.  For some reason I have bad luck with cucumbers, and by ‘bad luck’ I mean that there is some virus or pest that always kills them, but [...]

Salt-Crusted Herbed Tomatoes Recipe

You know how there are just certain foods that are the essence of summer, of the fresh-luscious bounty of the earth?  There is the juicy peach, the corn-on-the-cob, the thick crimson wedges of watermelon; there is tomato pie and fresh pesto and open-faced tomato sandwiches that must be eaten over the sink to catch the [...]

Banana Spice Smoothie

Sometimes, it just takes too much work to make a smoothie.

There are too many bags to take out of the freezer, too many containers to open and close, and too many ‘resealable’ packages that, in all honesty, are not really all that easy to reseal.

Which is why

Best-Ever Trail Mix Recipe

Trail mix is one of those things you never think about making but yet, whenever you have it you think to yourself, “This is really good!  I should make some to keep on hand.”  But then you get distracted and forget about the trail mix until the next time it magically appears.

The wonderful thing about [...]