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

A Pesto Manifesto

The Story:   Every decade has trends that set the stage for what’s popular.  This happens in all categories: fashion, food, media, music, books, cars, etc. etc.  The early 2000’s brought us MySpace (remember that?), the start of veganism and iPods, just to name a few.  The 20-teens bring us kale, Snapchat and PokemonGo.  Read More

Happy Sweet and Sour Stir Fry

The Story:   On Wednesday’s blog we featured Grumpy Man Foods and their delicious line of salsa’s and pepper jelly.  As promised, our flip today is using one of Grumpy Man’s products.  I chose their pepper jelly which has become my new favorite.   Thus far I’ve used it for a dipping sauce, jelly onRead More

Chicken Eugene and Mary Wilkinson Are Heavenly!

The Story:   Memories are one of life’s greatest and miraculous gifts.  In an instant, we are suddenly transported to a place and time or event and remember the sounds, smells and faces of that particular moment.  Even at 88 years young, my Mom can remember stories of childhood in vivid detail.   Once suchRead More

Teriyaki is Shogun Good!

The Story: Who remembers James Clavell’s, Shogun which aired on NBC in 1980? The miniseries aired five nights between September 15 and September 19, 1980. It starred Richard Chamberlain as John Blackthorne.  Between Shogun and The Thorn Birds, also a miniseries, every female in our house was hooked on Richard Chamberlain, including my mother.  IfRead More

Gnocchi Dokey

The Story:  Chicken and Dumplings – the ultimate comfort food.  Most everyone I know has a family recipe and has an opinion about the best way to make dumplings.  If you are of a certain age, our mother’s and grandmother’s probably made their dumplings from scratch.  For the rest of you, that would be yourRead More