Duck for Turkey Day

I know this post could have been a bit more helpful if it came before Thanksgiving, but it’s not like most people were going to make duck last Thursday anyway. So let’s just move on, OK? Last year I smoked a turkey for the big day. It was such a success that I was basically [...]

Glazed carrots

If I had these carrots as a kid, maybe I would have eaten them more often. I don’t think I was the pickiest eater as a kid, but almost all kids have their limits. Steamed carrots was one of them. Funnily enough, I remember liking raw vegetables, carrots, broccoli and the like; Eating those was [...]


I always thought owning a dog would be awesome. I would get a big dog and name it “Waffle”. I don’t know why I thought Waffle would be a good name–there is likely an inside joke behind all of it, but I can’t remember now. Either way, I still think that would make an awesome [...]

Light and fluffy southern biscuits

Ah, biscuits. I’m not sure that there is anything more suitable to eat with fried chicken than biscuits. (Though a strong argument has been made for waffles.) Fried chicken and biscuits are two southern staples that go hand-in-hand, each alone is sufficient, but combined the experience is much improved. Fried chicken, as was established on [...]

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern fried chicken can be easily ranked as one of the best foods I have ever eaten. Unfortunately, it can also be ranked as one of the worst. It’s not like there is a lack of fried chicken to try–after all, I do live in the South–but because the preparations and recipes all to often [...]

Easy as (pizza) pie

Pizza is easy, right. Yup. Even making the dough is pretty easy. But seriously, even my super-easy, no knead dough intimidates people. And you have to plan ahead. You have to mix it, let it rise, stretch it out, bake it. Honestly, sometimes I just want pizza that I don’t have to make from scratch. [...]

Arugula and mint salad with seared tofu

Something possessed me while I was walking around the produce section of my grocery store. I was just putting stuff into my shopping basket without paying attention. I didn’t really know what I wanted for dinner, but there was a good deal on arugula, so I picked that up. Mint was nearby, so that also [...]