Southern-inspired recipes for pork: pork chops (finally!) and Ham and Cider Soup. I shared a time ago that there are about half a dozen foods that I have tried to make over the years, but each attempt at cooking them resulted in a meal that fell short of my expectations. Then I gave you the … More Another Summit Rounded
It is true that this blog is not really the place for weird food. The point is to make food that you are comfortable with, economically, time-wise, skill-wise, and even emotionally, because we want healthy food to be accessible food. However, I spent part of my summer (away from RealisticChef) in Moldova, a small, Eastern … More Fuerte Fuerte Bine
I amaze you with tales of magic in the kitchen. Then you want to return to the kitchen to make cream puffs and red lentil soup. When I was in high school, my mom was in nursing school. That meant that my sister, Lindsay, took over the laundry and I was left with the cooking. … More Kitchen Magic
A minor discussion about cured pork products and a few easy, economical, family-friendly recipes. I may be a disgrace to Southerners everywhere by being allergic to both collard greens and okra (true story), but I have always loved pork (even when I was vegetarian, I just couldn’t eat it). Well, let me amend that; I … More Carolina Girl
The last two chili recipes in the series, and nothing red or beefy. Whew! We are still on chilies, thanks to some publishing deadlines and the holidays. Yikes. We’ll make this one quick and try to get back on track. (No use to expostulate on new years resolutions here, b/c we are already cooking healthier … More …Seven Chili, More.
The first and second chili recipes in my mini-series. Oh, and I yabber on about chili. I have already shared that one of my very favorite things is chili. I suspect that I am not alone. Now, I don’t get all crazy about chili rules or a specific type of chili, I just love them … More One Chili, Two Chili…
A gourmet meal for company that results in three nights of half-made, super simple dinners. Let’s just say it’s getting chilly out and the holidays are fast approaching and you feel like making a special, satisfying meal for your family. Let’s just say I have the answer for you: a dinner that takes time and … More Four Dinners for the Price of One