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Here’s a Dinner You Can Make When You’re Too Tired to Cook

I know, life’s hard and you get home tired; traffic’s been a bear, the weather’s cold, and everybody’s hungry. Cooking is such a chore then, even if all it involves is punching the button on the microwave. Well, here’s a simple soup you can fix that doesn’t take any more effort than that, really. Well, […]

Elgin’s Southside Market: Great Smoked Meats

We were tired and hungry. Cruising down U.S. 290 towards home. All I wanted was a bed, after 3½ hours driving, then 8 hours in the park, then another 3+ hours heading home. The crew had another idea, though:

“Honey, can we stop for some food?”

I growled. They insisted:

“But we’re almost to Elgin, and they’ve […]

How the Big Salami Turned Into the Big Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted a notice that at least 245 people have been infected with the outbreat strain of Salmonella Montevideo. These unfortunate folks are spread about in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The first reported case was on our about July 1, 2009. (2009!!) No […]

Enjoy These Spicy Saltines With Sausage and Cheese

Sometimes you just don’t want a whole meal. You’re not that hungry, or you’re about to go to bed or something. You want to eat a bit, though, maybe what used to be called supper, and you want something that’s flavorful and tasty. Not fattening would be nice too, this time of year.

Have I […]

Hey Y'all, It's Boudin Cookoff Time!

Coming soon to Lafayette, Louisiana, is one of the major festivals in the whole culinary world: The Boudin Cook-Off. When, exactly, you ask? Well, don’t go to their website for that answer; it’s not there. Google will tell you it’s on the 17th, at Parc Sans Souci.

It’s only a one-day event, but there will […]