The RV Chronicles — Yes. You can eat these tacos on Friday. And you’ll be glad you did! (Recipe: Avocado Tacos w/ Chipotle Cilantro Cream)

I’m quite fortunate in my new locale when it comes to homemade tamales. It seems that everyone’s mother, cousin and abuela makes them. I’ve not had a bad one. I guess I’m also fortunate (or maybe not) that I don’t observe the no-Friday-meat rule during Lent. But plenty of others do. This past Friday during […]

The Unorthodox Epicure — Smoked Chicken & Avocado Grilled Cheese

I am blessed in countless ways when it comes to my bride. She exercises extreme patience when it comes to my cooking and experimenting in the kitchen — and with me in general. It’s seldom that she requests something for our menu. This past week she offered up one of her rare appeals: A grilled […]

Confession No. 42 — There are lessons to be learned from egg rolls

I‘ll say one thing about my wife. She’s the epitome of consistency. I don’t know how she does it, except that maybe she’s also honest — to a fault. If you have ever read about the sauerbraten incident, this story belongs in the same chapter. This time, however, I was on the receiving end of […]

Confession No. 32 — Note to self: Don’t shop at gas station for wife’s Valentine’s gift

Pragmatism doesn’t go over well on wedding anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. It’s also a bad idea to attempt practicality when your significant other decides she wants to build a swimming pool, or is set to drive 4,000 miles with a 4-year-old in tow. As I have so many times during (what were supposed to be) […]

Confession No. 3 – Food feedback can be risky business

I see feedback as a gift, and I give it regularly. If companies I’ve patronized over the years keep records in their customer service offices, there are hundreds of “Holland, Adam J.” file folders spread about the Western hemisphere. Although many of my files are flagged with the red ‘crazy high maintenance’ tab, I should […]