I like food. Actually, I love food. And I reasoned that since I gave up all my youthful vices and indiscretions, I should at least be allowed to eat what I want and as much as I want.
When I was growing up, potato dishes were always an Easter-dinner staple in our home. Baked, mashed, fried, au gratin or in a casserole - they were always present in some form on the Easter buffet. However, mashed potatoes were always the most popular complement to our Easter ham.
If I had an entrepreneurial spirit (and budget), there are some natural fragrances that I think should be bottled and sold as perfumes, after-shave lotions and air fresheners. I'm not talking about floral scents like orange blossoms, gardenias or honeysuckle, which already have been marketed. I'm talking about the really good-smelling stuff like frying chicken, piping hot pizza or bacon - especially bacon.
Here in Coastal Georgia, the weather usually is favorable year-round for grilling, but there are exceptions.
Unlike the movies, life is not filled with action-packed drama. But there are dramatic moments that sometimes test our faith and resilience.
Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish, and a favorite meal on St. Patrick's Day. While the flavor combinations are delicious, some may want to cut back on the fat and calories. By using my tips for preparing the brisket, and my recipe for Slow Cooked Brisket and Cabbage, you can have all the flavors of this Irish dish with far less calories.
While wandering around downtown on one of those beautiful days last week I was struck by a craving for sweet and sour chicken. Coincidentally, I rounded the corner smack into PJ Thai's at that very moment.
Soup is one of those simple comfort foods that conjure pleasant childhood memories, like watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on a Sunday evening while eating a bowl of Campbell's tomato soup with a grilled-cheese sandwich.
I'm often asked about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams. The sweet potato is not a potato or even a distant cousin. Potatoes are tubers; sweet potatoes are roots.
One sure sign of spring is the availability of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables in downtown Hinesville.
The pineapple is without a doubt the iconic image of Hawaii. But the tasty tropical fruit was introduced to the islands and originally calls South America home.
There is a dearth of cookbooks featuring recipes for Northern fried chicken.
Science long has known that potassium is needed for muscle control.
The supply of last summer's corn, butter beans, purple-hull peas, field peas, green beans and speckled butter beans that my wife and I put away in the freezer is starting to dwindle.
Every so often in the rough and tumble restaurant business there is that magical moment when an eatery is the right thing, at the right time and in the right place. That lightning has struck for The 5 Spot in Habersham Village.
Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.
It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.
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