It's what makes our Thanksgiving menu such a special, family-favorite menu. It is everyone's favorite—back when I was a kid, when our kids were little, and now. It's the #1 choice when we ask, "so, what should we have for Thanksgiving this year?" Unfortunately, my brothers and I never thought to ask mom or grandma… Continue reading Grandma’s Stuffing
Made with fresh tomatoes and basil bought this morning at the farmers' market, this version of one of our favorites, the breakfast casserole, helps us appreciate paying a little more for locally grown, organic produce. Breakfast casseroles are really healthy and satisfying. Always a crowd pleaser, like if you're having a morning-time birthday party or… Continue reading Italian Breakfast Casserole
In my little suburban, growing-up neighborhood in the 1950s, there was a food fad called "crumbleburgers" that was a favorite sandwich (besides PB&J) during my Boy Scout and "church kid" years. All the moms made them—my mom's version was really great. I don't know if crumbleburgers are exactly the same thing as "sloppy joes" or… Continue reading Crumbleburgers
I've made a lot of chili and written about it here on DRB. I never make it the same way twice, usually because some ingredient or other is not in the pantry this time. Chili is an any time, any season food. It can be made in an hour or a day. Eaten fresh or… Continue reading Chili as you like it
Everyone (even the kids) say these are really good scrambled eggs. Tasty, fluffy, buttery...etc. So, they have become the gold standard around our house. The technique is the most important thing here. Update 2019: Better eggs really do taste better. Better = organic, really free range, larger darker yellow yolks, no animal stuff in the… Continue reading Dad’s Scrambled Eggs
A family classic in Mom's clan since who knows when, clam chowder became our traditional Christmas Eve entree back in the mists of time.