Amish Potato Filling —

The RV Chronicles — Sort of celebrating Thanksgiving (Recipe: Amish Potato Filling)

It’s no secret among the folks in my tight circle that I’m not a huge Thanksgiving fan. Sure, I’m thankful for all that is good. And I enjoy being in the company of (some) family. But … turkey? Yeah… You’re more than welcome to eat my portion. And green bean casserole? Oh, my. Leave it […]

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Steak myth debunked

Top-notch steakhouses don’t bring steaks to room temperature before cooking. Why should we? In fact, a refrigerated steak placed on a hot grill will reach ‘room’ temp in a matter of seconds — without the added risk.

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Amish Potato Filling —

The RV Chronicles — Sort of celebrating Thanksgiving (Recipe: Amish Potato Filling)

It’s no secret among the folks in my tight circle that I’m not a huge Thanksgiving fan. Sure, I’m thankful for all that is good. And I enjoy being in the company of (some) family. But … turkey? Yeah… You’re more than welcome to eat my portion. And green bean casserole? Oh, my. Leave it […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Apple Cider Caramel — Gooey fall goodness

The RV Chronicles — Celebrating 22 at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Apple Cider Caramel)

Dear Catherine — Who would’ve thought that you’d be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary grading papers? Or watching our baby girl’s very last high school marching band performance? I never would have guessed that all these together years would be celebrated over Dairy Queen soft serve. Neither could I have predicted that, on our 22nd […]

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The RV Chronicles — Playing the shell game at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: Brazilian style Shrimp Stew)

I managed to make it to our fourth child before I had to take the reins and become an insurance negotiator, symptom translator and prescription picker-upper. Boy howdy! Yes, the boy was sick this week. ‘Good morning. I have a sick child and would like to make an appointment,’ I said to the lady on […]

Brats en Brochette — Cheese-stuffed. Bacon-wrapped. Excellent tailgating fare.

The RV Chronicles — Baby Girl isn’t a baby any more (Recipe: Brats en Brochette)

I knew it would happen. I wished for it, in fact. But now that it has arrived, I’m a bit melancholy. Baby Girl has grown up. Long gone are the days of father-daughter outings to Applebee’s for mac & cheese. She’s a calamari connoisseur these days. Baby Girl has traded Sailor Moon for Sephora. It […]