Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Special Occasion

I was a little disappointed when I picked up the recent issue of Wine Spectator and saw that Matt Kramer had basically written what I was going to write (nobody likes getting scooped), but it’s not like the first time … Continue reading

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Biscuit-Top Chicken Pot Pie

A favorite of the Monday Night Gamers and a classic comfort food, our take on chicken pot pie uses a biscuit top instead of a pie crust, so it actually comes out as more of a cross between pot pie … Continue reading

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Spring Mailers, Second Wines, and Cat Pee

I know the cat pee got your attention, and if you’re the type that can’t wait, you can skip down to the last section. Today I took delivery of the last of the spring mailers.  To go with our normal … Continue reading

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Easy Vegetable Barley Soup

Enjoying life’s finer pleasures isn’t always about making or eating world-class food.  There’s a great deal of enjoyment in simple things as well, such as this quick-and-easy-to-make soup. INGREDIENTS 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained 14 oz can cut green … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Raisin Scones

As breakfast breads go, my preference is the scone.  Sure, I’m happy with good homemade buttermilk biscuits, and hearty grain breads, but when asked, I’m headed scone-ward.  It’s a format that you can go a great deal with, indulging your … Continue reading

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Formatting Sunday Brunch

We recently did Sunday brunch with a few friends.  During the planning session, we worked out a kind of brunch formula (maybe framework is a better name?) that we realized we’ve been operating under but hadn’t articulated.  We decided to … Continue reading

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