The RV Chronicles — Stealing some BH&G thunder at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: Beefy Balsamic Sliders w/ Caramelized Onions)

I have this friend. I’ve never met her, but I used to spend every Sunday morning sipping coffee with her.  I’ve never met her husband either, nor their daughter. But I’ve broken bread with them countless times. Virtually, of course. Christiane (aka The Mom Chef) has this nifty website called Taking On Magazines, on which […]

The RV Chronicles — Coconut Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos

Some time between 2000 and 2002, I was eating at La Mansion del Prado, a restaurant in the now off-limits Mexican border town of Reynosa and ordered — out of habit — the tres leches cake. I’d previously had multiple versions of it. Always delicious, but hardly a dessert worth the history books. Until then. […]

Confession No. 18 — My guilty pleasures are no laughing matter

I have thick skin and a dark sense of humor, but I was quite offended at the scene in ‘The Hangover Part II’ when Zach Galifianakis’ socially awkward character was used in a show of disrespect toward Long John Silver’s. Alan (Zach): “I’ve been … uh … meaning to ask someone. I noticed it’s a […]