The RV Chronicles — Getting curveballs at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: Grilled Pita Pizzas)

I‘m fast approaching a year’s worth of tight living space, an even tighter bathroom and coin laundry. My journey in the Jimmy Rockford began in early August, 2015. For those 17 of you who have trudged through essays written in the ‘dining room’ of my 32-footer, you know full well that I’ve used this virtual […]

The Unorthodox Epicure — Easy Peasy Pizza (No, really!)

Call me a slow learner, but I’m usually the last person to find out about something. In this case, it happened to be something that I’ve been working on for years. Pizza crust. You’ve no doubt heard about this ‘two-ingredient’ pizza dough that basically goes from the mixing bowl into the oven and is the […]

The Unorthodox Epicure — New York-style Pizza

I first ate New York-style pizza in 1978 in my local mall. But I didn’t know it at the time. In fact, that was a treat (as was going to the mall — my how times have changed). In our small northeast Texas town, we had Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, Shakey’s (the place with the […]

Confession No. 15 — I’m an aspiring pizza snob, and I have the peel to prove it (Recipe: Cast Iron Chicago Style Pizza)

Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t lay claim to their family’s version of a certain dish being among the best ever? Better yet, are you guilty of such braggadocio? I am. If you are Italian, it’s akin to boasting about your grandmother’s Sunday gravy (the Italian tomato-based type). For most Southerners, fried chicken and […]