Cheesy Italian Baked Beans — Delicious. Healthy. Filling. Works as a side or main.

The RV Chronicles — We’re mad as hell and we’re not gonna take this any more! (Recipe: Cheesy Italian Baked Beans)

It’s been a year and a half. I don’t regret confining myself to a home just barely larger than a prison cell. Neither do I lament trading a range that cost as much as some cars for an aged camp stove. I’ve gotten used to shaving within reach of my ‘pantry.’ I’ve even accepted that […]

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NaCl in a nutshell

Wars have been fought over it; it’s been used as currency; and it makes our eggs taste better. But salt also toughens bean skins, and breaks down egg whites when added at the beginning of cooking. Sodium chloride also pulls moisture from raw vegetables, which is great for eggplant, but not so good for mushrooms. Salt soups and stews near the end of cooking as well. Why? Because they reduce as they cook, enhancing any salt that might already be in there. Added too much salt? There might be a fix. Add additional liquid, or peel and quarter a potato, add a chunk or two and simmer with the soup. Discard the salty potato. (7/12)

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Cheesy Italian Baked Beans — Delicious. Healthy. Filling. Works as a side or main.

The RV Chronicles — We’re mad as hell and we’re not gonna take this any more! (Recipe: Cheesy Italian Baked Beans)

It’s been a year and a half. I don’t regret confining myself to a home just barely larger than a prison cell. Neither do I lament trading a range that cost as much as some cars for an aged camp stove. I’ve gotten used to shaving within reach of my ‘pantry.’ I’ve even accepted that […]

Say 'I love you' with quick, easy and delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

The RV Chronicles — A 2017 Valentine’s letter to my wife (Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries)

Dear Catherine, I wrote you a year ago to tell you how lucky I am to know you … to be your lover. Our jobs kept us apart then, but we are together now and I feel even luckier. We share the smallest of spaces. Ridiculously small. It’s tight. Nerve-wracking. Yet, I feel so comforted […]

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Confession No. 140 — Waste not … and never want again (Recipe: Stove Top Rice Pudding)

Have you ever swigged from a glass of water only to realize that it’s lemon lime soda? No matter how much you might enjoy the latter, such a surprise makes for a bad experience. Such was the case with my first turnip. ‘Mmmm, a pot of greens,’ I said to my childhood friend as we […]

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The Unorthodox Epicure — Eating chips and queso with C.B. Stubblefield (Recipe: Stubb’s Chili con Queso)

Once in a blue moon, my out-of-the-box thinking turns into a reward. And the folks at Stubb’s® regularly lead me to that creative corner. Now, before you start thinking this is one of those sponsored posts, just stop. Not that I don’t accept sponsorships from purveyors of products that I actually love, but my relationship with Stubb’s® […]