Fried Squash

Fried squash is a family heirloom recipe from my late mother-in-law. It’s simplicity is it’s strength. Nothing fancy and only a handful of ingredients. If you could only have squash one way for the rest of your life, this is it.

Kitchen Tools – Mortar and Pestle

Are you tired of crushing herbs and spices all willy-nilly? I was. I mashed peppercorns in a plastic baggie with a meat tenderizer. With a rolling pin on a cutting board. In a bowl with a cocktail muddler. Let’s say those methods were less than optimal and it dawned on me there has to be a better way.

Home-Made Guacamole

I recently returned from my first visit to Mexico City. It’s an amazing place with 23 million inhabitants – one of the largest cities in the world. While there, I had the opportunity to taste real Mexican food from market stalls to world ranked restaurants.

Baked Beans with Sausage

I jumped into the DeLorean and turned back the clock, waaay back to July 4th, 1975. Fleetwood Mac was hot, Bill Gates and Paul Allen had just founded Microsoft and American troops had just been evacuated during the fall of Saigon.
Against that backdrop, we celebrated Independence Day with a gathering of friends and neighbors. It was the debut of this recipe for baked beans.
It’s on the menu again this 4th of July. Since it’s a celebration of American Independence, pair this with some American beer!