Monthly Archives: November 2013

Yams Richard

New Orleans is one of our favorite places. On our first trip there, in 1977, we visited – through pure luck – two of its greatest restaurants: Antoine’s, where we had pompano en papillote (in a paper bag) and Brennan’s, for its famous breakfast. We took away two Hurricane glasses from Brennan’s, Continue reading

Brussels sprouts are the new green beans

For holiday feasts, that is. I have nothing, exactly, against the standard green bean, mushroom soup, onion things casserole. But unless you make it from scratch, it just doesn’t compare, for flavor with this easy and candy-esque treatment for b’sprouts. One of the secrets, of course, is bacon. The other is to cook the heck out of the sprouts until they are the kind of candy you like. Continue reading

Pumpkin cheesecake

Chef John does it again. The Queen has asked for pumpkin cheesecake. I check out the version on ATK, but am so taken with Chef John’s production values, I decided to include his version here. Dad’s version will revert to a graham cracker crust and add bourbon to the whipped cream dollop. More to follow!

How Chef John Makes “Punkin” Cheesecake – a Must See!

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Easy Southern green beans

A friend, Betty Lou M., who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, says she has been making this recipe since before she was a young bride 60+ years ago. These beans are very easy to make and mighty good—a great side for any occasion. We think they would probably be even better with fresh, local green beans, but know it’s OK if you’re too lazy to try this, like us. We’re pretty sure these beans are close to the ones at Cracker Barrel.

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