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Superbowl Snacks and Old Recipe Books

The “Big Game” is only a few days away now, and you’re thinking about how to make your party a bit different. With the Packers and Steelers matched up, this could be a classic game; you’d like your event to be remembered as a classic too! (Not like that time uncle Al got classically […]

Too Tired to Cook, or Will These Boxes Never End?

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

The house didn’t sell, Paula Jo got a new job nearby, and my job down south ended. Those three “strikes” indicated to us that maybe we didn’t need to move anywhere. There was just one teensy, tiny problem, hardly worth mentioning:

All our stuff was already moved. […]

Spicy Italian: Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

It’s been downright cold around here the past few days (although warming up today). Shoot, it was down in the high fifties a couple days ago, with rain. Yes, rain! Our two Goldens (Sonia and Whiskey) didn’t quite know what to make of it. Sonia wanted to stay on the porch, and Whiskey kept […]

More Irish Pub Grub: Beef Pepper Pot

Stews and soups make up a goodly part of the Irish diet. Given how tasty they all are, I can see why! However, after a while they begin to seem “all the same,” especially the beef stews.

One way to avoid “suicide by sameness” on the stews is to look for specialties at some of […]

Irish Pub Grub: Fried Cheese

Is there anything better than fried cheese? (That’s a rhetorical question, of course.) Okay, a few things. Here’s an obvious one: Made-from-scratch fried cheese. Much better than that drecklich, pour-the-cardboard-chips-from-the-bag pseudocheese you get at some chain eateries.

If the cheese is something first-class, like Camembert, then the dish is Even More Better.

Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheese Company […]