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Pepper Jelly Makes a Great Christmas Present

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

Pineapple during the Holidays? It’s not just for ham anymore!

I’ve been making all sorts of pepper jellies in the run-up to Christmas. Late-year fruit usually are the firmer ones: Pears, apples, quince and the like. I’ve used some red pears in a pear-prickly pear-red chiles […]

Breakfast for Mother’s Day?

Do you like breakfast? How about your mom?

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Consider making one of these tasty dishes, designed by Emeril Lagasse, for your mom on Her Day. Especially for breakfast in bed! She’ll feel so much like royalty that maybe she won’t make you clean your room (again)…

Enjoy the (Delish […]

Happy New Year! Let’s Make 2013 Special…

Here’s a great way to start the New Year: Visiting relatives-to-be and messing up their kitchen before going home…

We trekked off to Florida over the weekend, to be with Kai’s family in sunny Florida. We arrived on Sunday, then picked Jess and Kai up in Tampa the next afternoon. No sooner had we gotten over […]

Tomorrow is World Porridge Day: Rejoice!

Breaking News: Tomorrow is the day the whole world celebrates porridge! Considered the national breakfast of Scotland (among other glamorous locales), this dish of cooked, rolled oats feeds millions every morning.

Unless they get real food, of course. Or skip breakfast entirely.

In any case, if you’re of a mind, drag out that long-neglected box of oatmeal […]

Why This May Be the Last Christmas Ever

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Some items you see, you just know they signal the impending doom of the universe. Our most recent sighting, here at the Chile Underground, involves toast. But not just any toast: Oh no, we’re talking truly, uhh, divine cauterized crusts…

Me thinks you seem skeptical. Well […]

Sunday Brunch at Pecan Street Station; Good Choice…

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I wanted breakfast, but I didn’t want to cook. The kitchen was configured for jelly production, and it just seemed like too much work to rearrange, get out all the starters and then make the breakfast I wanted.

It was going on mid-morning too.

PJ was toodling around […]

Today is National Waffle Day! Eat’em Every Meal…

Waffles; they’re not just for breakfast anymore! Even Winnie the Pooh would enjoy a food that you can pour lots of honey over. Or syrup. Or top with butter and jelly (even pepper jelly!). Shoot, he might even have them for all seven of his favorite meals of the day, on National Waffle Day. […]

Friday Follies: Beer, It's What's for Breakfast

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

In 1904, they almost closed the Patent Office because an administrator thought that everything that could possibly be invented had already been invented. Since then, of course, over 90% of everything we know about has been invented. With more to come.

Still, the thought persists that […]