Baked Potato Bennies

This recipe was borne of the idea that baked potatoes should somehow be breakfast foods. After all, they’re already in breakfasts everywhere as hash browns and country potatoes.  Scrub one medium sized russet potato. Bring 6 cups of heavily salted water to a boil. Slice the potato into 1/4″ rounds. Drop these rounds into the…

Irish Stew

Pair with cream cheese gnocchi in lieu of mashed potatoes for a twist. In a heavy skillet cook 4 slices of diced bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to a stewpot, reserving the bacon fat. Do not put the stewpot over heat just yet. Season 2 1/2 pounds cubed boneless beef chuck with salt and pepper,…

Controversial California Clam Chowder

Listen, here’s the thing. I know there are some ingredients you wouldn’t find in clam chowder very often. Like goldfish crackers and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. I also know you usually would cook this with fresh clams, but I like the smoked flavor you can get from tinned clams and that you don’t have to…

Brussels Sprouts

You guys, I’ve checked out the only book the local library system has on food photography. That and I read a blog post about food styling, so only time will tell how much of it I’ve internalized. These Brussels sprouts are pretty easy. And yes, it really is “Brussels” sprouts. Don’t make it weird. Trim…