Corn Dogs!

Mar 18, 2011 by

Like Tani, feeding people has been a part of my life that has evolved over the years. However, maybe because my nest is only semi-empty at this point in time or maybe because she has two daughters and I have two sons (the difference between boys and girls in family dynamics with a single mother is a whole other topic) the evolution itself has been quite different. She makes notes of the homecomings and that she now serves up traditions. Our homecomings are a little different….When the three of us are reunited, our traditional food behavior can be fairly non-traditional. Sure, we have our traditional recipes for various holidays but at the moment Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two left where everyone is home to be served. So over the month long Christmas...

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Gaelic .. Garlic .. It’s All Good!...

Feb 26, 2011 by

When you think of Irish cuisine…well really, who thinks about Irish cuisine? It tends to be pretty bland, and starchy and quite honestly not usually worth thinking about! The one thing we think of as a staple is the king of all comfort food…the potato. Now before you read any furthur, this is not an Irish recipe; it is however my new favorite potato recipe. I borrowed liberally from Giada de Laurentis for the basics then played around a little.  GDL call this Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemon…and while I’ve changed it around a bit, that name still works.           Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemon .. Polli Style! 2 pounds baby potatoes Boil potatoes til tender, about 20-25 minutes. (it helps if all the potatoes are about the same size,...

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The It’s Not DiGoirno…… OR Delivery, It’s Actually Good Pizza Recipe...

Feb 12, 2011 by

I used to watch cable news incessantly…maybe obsessively.  It started with the 9/11 attack and continued until I finally decided that The Food Network was actually a lot more fair and balanced. It also had added benefits. There was an endless array of new recipes to try that for the most part all seemed to get rave reviews from the two food critics that live with me, my two sons. So thanks Bobby, Paula, Guy, Alton, et al….when we are hungry, we know one of you will have the solution. And one of the most popular solutions to hunger around here is pizza. Unfortunately, the delivery choices are mostly the chains and we don’t even have to discuss DiGoirno do we? But the problem with homemade pizza has always been time and at least for me, lack of...

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