Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Best Beer Brisket Ever

I cooked up the brisket of my childhood the other night and it was better than ever. Really and truly, it knocked my socks off. So much so that we both got…um…a little carried away by the smells and by our gargantuan appetites. So much so...

And The Surprise Oscar News Is….

Just kidding. I don’t really have any earth shattering Oscar news, although I did hang in there to the bitter end.  If I do not suffer a good strong urge to slap Angelina Jolie across the face every 6 months or so then something  is just...

Rigatoni con Pepperoni

From my brother Rick: This is true ‘common-people’ Italian food. Its not fancy, inexpensive to make, quick and is a common lunch/dinner dish in many eateries frequented by local workers in Italy. If you like pepperoni on your pizza….your going to love this pasta dish. When...

Stuffed Jalapenos

Nothing new here folks but it bares repeating if these haven’t crossed your mind lately and you’re firing up the grill now that spring is in the air. I made them last night in the oven on a baking sheet with a wire rack but I...

Sandy’s Ultimate Party Crab Dip

 My friend Sandy made this on Christmas Eve and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make it and take a photo. This would have made a perfect Super Bowl appetizer. Just remember that this is a crock pot recipe and probably the only...

Banana Cake

This one is odd because although it was inspired by my Mother, it was not originally a homemade recipe. Some of you who are lucky enough to be middle aged (you lucky devils you) may remember the Sara Lee Banana Cake of the 60′s. Man, was...

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Another simple but oh so good side to steak, chicken or fish. It’s always what I order when I find it on a restaurant menu so why not make it at home? My Mother made this long before it became trendy so we ate a lot...