Crispy Mexican Potatoes You have my ‘parmesan’ to treat yourself to potatoes this weekend

“What makes them Mexican potatoes?” a friend asked as he scooped my latest food experiment onto his paper plate in our backyard. “I think it’s just the spices that put it in that category,” I told him. He looked at me quizzically and only grabbed a few. But after finishing off that first spoonful and …

Brussels sprouts with bacon and pesto pasta Flex your cooking ‘Brussels’ with a new summer side dish

I don’t know about you, but I find myself searching the Internet every summer for new side dishes to take to barbecues. Joey is really, really not a mayonnaise fan, so the traditional offerings like potato salad and coleslaw are mostly out of the question. But then you also have the problem of how to …

French Onion Baked Potatoes Onion soup-inspired baked potatoes will have you crying with joy

There’s that famous quote from Ecclesiastes that “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” That phrase is especially applicable when it comes to recipes, it seems. Any time I wonder if anyone has actually accomplished some weird idea, a simple Google …

Corn Pudding I ‘corn’not believe how delicious this savory pudding is

We have a serious love of cornbread at our house. When we discovered the goodness that is cornbread dressing to go with our holiday turkeys, we were understandably excited. But, being more of a traditional mindset, the rest of the extended family missed the conventional holiday stuffing at our big meals, so I went back …

Parmesan Enrusted Potatoes There will be no ‘crisp’appointment at dinner with these potatoes

When it comes to the holidays and cooking, it’s so often about all of the traditional recipes. We have Thanksgiving down to a science at our house, making sure we have everyone’s favorite dishes on the table. And at Christmas, it’s all about the snack table for me. Dinner was always kind of a rotating …

Smoked Shotgun Shells Kick football season off with a bang by making shotgun shells

As soon as the weekly forecast came out, telling us that the opening weekend of football would be perfect for spending some time outside, Joey announced we were going to invite some folks to watch the games and throw some food on the smoker. Of course, I had to stick my nose in and announce …