Green with Goddess

The Story:   Summertime is definitely upon us and it’s the time of year I beg off from cooking.  Heating the oven is like turning the air off and who wants to do that?  I begin looking for recipes that require little to no heat from the stove or oven.  Naturally my mind drifts toRead More

Let Them Eat Cake Pie!

The Story:   Recently we were discussing food items that we love but had not seen on a menu in ages.  Boston Cream Pie was one that we both brought up.  This got me to thinking that I needed to revisit this little jewel and give my hand a try at making one.  I willRead More

Colonial Custard with a Tart in the Dining Room

                                                 + The Story: Remember the board game Clue®?  It was my favorite board game growing up and I always wanted to be Miss Scarlet.  My version was from the 70’s andRead More

O Happy Pear

On Wednesday I posted a small tease on what today’s blog would be – pear salad.  I quickly discovered based on a few of your comments online and several offline that this particular recipe is one that people either love or hate; no in between whatsoever.  Some of you even said you had never heardRead More

Be a Lady (Finger) and Eat Your Okra

The Story: Being a southerner means that most of us grew up eating very similar things, in particular when it comes to vegetables and preparation of food.  Most of the United States thinks all southerners fry everything and are overweight and unhealthy.  I won’t argue their point because we know in some cases this isRead More

Betty is Brown but She’s Mean Too!

The Story: A few weeks back we were discussing what new recipes we wanted to “flip.”  Cas decided to browse through some of the old cookbooks and came across a recipe that we had both heard of but never tried: Brown Betty.  This particular recipe was in a 1950’s cookbook by the Rumford Baking PowderRead More

Cafeteria Memories

Unlike Cas, I attended a very small elementary school.  There were probably 200 kids in the whole 1-6 give or take a few.  I have many fond memories of elementary school days.  Some of my favorite teachers come from those times and a few set me on the creative path I am now living.  IRead More

It’s all in the bag….

It’s 8:30 in the evening after a banquet that I had to cover for the radio station. The first few times I did these events it was kinda fun playing radio guy and getting free food and such. After a few years and with 60 fast approaching, starting the day at 5am and finishing 15Read More

Nice Buns!!

It is daunting at times to be married with someone who oozes creativity at all times. I’m good and the nuts and bolts when it comes to the blog and social media, but creativity in the kitchen is not a strong suit, so I go to the internet and find out that today is “NationalRead More