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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Save those wine corks

Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon — way back in 1680 — revolutionized the wine industry with it. Since then, because of its impermeability and slow-burning properties, it’s been used in everything from wall insulation to the aerospace industry. But the acids and enzymes in cork are also a valuable tool for cooks. They can help cut cooking time by as much as half when 2-3 used wine corks are added to a soup or stew containing meat. Don’t forget to remove and discard the corks before serving. (9/12)

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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® […]