Texas chili

As I sat down to write a post about Texas chili, I realized I had no funny or memorable stories about chili. Except have you…

Comfort food

Is comfort food ever sophisticated? I think not. Comfort food comes from childhood. It is wrapped up in memories of other things. For me, it…

Summer in winter

Here’s a trick for you. The only thing is, you’ll have to remember it until July. Maybe August. Tonight we had fresh, cut-off-the-cob Silver Queen…

Chicken piccata

My people – the Chapins – are renowned throughout all recorded history as having NEVER thrown anything away. Through the generations various offspring are forced…

Korean-style pork

This is so fabulous. We’re having a snow day. Tennesseans, at least the ones in Middle Tennessee, don’t do snow well. Actually, come to think…

Croutons

Waste not, want not. You know that’s my motto. Every once in awhile I overbuy on the bread and I choose the wrong kind. You…