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Fried White Potatoes

As much as I gripe about the tedium of the holiday season (see T’is The Season To Be Cranky,  November 30, 2015) I must confess that there is one time-honored December tradition to which I happily succumb. As soon as the calendar informs me that we are about to embark on the eight days of Hanukkah,

By | 2015-12-16T08:31:48+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Holidays|2 Comments

Brisket Reconsidered

I’m so glad this holiday season is over.  Because if I hear one more boast about brisket, I think I’m going to spray paint someone’s Dutch oven.  When did brisket emerge as the national dish of December? And where was I when this was happening? Clearly not in the supermarket purchasing Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix.

By | 2015-01-15T08:00:37+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Dining, Holidays|5 Comments

Code Red: Man in the Kitchen!

Question:  What’s the scariest thing that a wife of forty years might hear from her husband? (No, it’s not “I’m leaving you for a younger woman,” though that might be preferable to the true correct response.) Answer:  “Honey, at the end of the year, I’m going to retire.” Question:  What’s the scariest thing that a

By | 2012-06-15T10:41:06+00:00 June 15th, 2012|Categories: Cooking, Men, Retirement, Spouse|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments