In my search for familiar food that doesn’t need dairy, it’s been hard to find a satisfying pizza without cheese, and the non-dairy cheeses out there just don’t satisfy me. I’ve tried the most highly rated, but nothing hits the … Continue reading Potato Pizza? Yes!
Who knew that just by putting sliced potatoes on end you’d turn an old-fashioned, homey side into the glamorous center of your table. I made these scalloped potatoes with only a few changes: I used red potatoes, sliced with the … Continue reading Fancy Scalloped Potatoes
Even though we still occasionally eat cheese, with the help of those lactase pills, I don’t use it as much anymore, looking for ways to eat the kinds of things we like without it. I had some venison chorizo in … Continue reading Mexican Venison Chorizo and Potato Tacos
A snowy cold January Sunday seemed like a good day to have the oven on for eight hours. I usually make pulled pork in a slow-cooker (about 5-6 hours on high), but was in the mood for some crispy pork … Continue reading Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder and Sweet Potato Hash
First, I have a hard time calling Memorial Day a holiday, having had a parent die in a war, but while it’s not all fireworks and getting drunk around here, I do make food like I would make for any … Continue reading Dishing Out the Holiday Food
We were watching Sunday night’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown visit to the Greek islands and twice he mentioned a “special potatoes” dish, as if it always appears with Greek meals. After the second mention, we looked at each other and … Continue reading Are these the “Special Potatoes”?
We had our first flakes of snow today, and I spent the whole morning sitting in the woods waiting for deer, with no luck, just wet clothes and boots, so it seemed like a good day for a hearty soup … Continue reading Colorful Potato Corn Chowder
Yes we drive almost two hours (each way) every year just to eat fair food at the Canfield Fair in Canfield, Ohio. This year’s is the 169th and while I feel like I have attended all of them, I really … Continue reading Eating at the Fair
It sounds fancier than it is. I’m simply cooking all the meat and vegetables on the grill instead of roasting or stir-frying, and then tossing them together with a little sauce of chicken stock, herbs, and a tiny splash of … Continue reading Kielbasi Casserole Deconstructed for the Grill
Beyond pulled pork in a bun with coleslaw—and it is one of my favorite ways to eat pulled pork—what else can you do with that lovely pile of meat that is generally way too much for one meal? Yes, there … Continue reading Pulled Pork Two Ways
I suppose you know how to fry your own french fries, but maybe you don’t do it because you don’t have a deep fryer. Frying in any old pot or saucepan can be difficult, because it’s hard to maintain the … Continue reading Just French Fries
My mother said there were other traditions of food to eat for luck in the new year, such as black-eyed peas in the southern United States, but for us it was pork and sauerkraut. It’s a kind of heavy meal, … Continue reading New Year’s Pork and Sauerkraut