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 heckRead More

Pecan Bar Thingies

OK, this recipe is the most decadent, delicious and delightful dessert recipe you’re likely to find here on DRB. The Queen (it’s all her fault) brought this recipe home from someone who brought these little devils to a church potluck. You may know those church potluck cooks…they feel no guilt making their most delectable, diet-wrecking,Read More


Summer means sangria and gazpacho and rhubarb at our house…and ice cream and burgers and sweet corn, and wow, what a great season! For sangria, slice in half an orange, a lemon, and a lime. Squeeze them dry into a large pitcher. Add 1/2 cup sugar, a BAY LEAF (yes, bay leaf…or two), a bottleRead More