Cookin’ Greek

Last weekend, I went to the Marietta Diner. Yes! The Marietta Diner! The one with the giant sandwiches, incredible pies, generous portions, and crazy-authentic Greek cooking! So guess what I ordered? Two fried eggs and a bowl of fruit. It was late, dude. I was not hungry. Naturally, I regretted my decision immediately, and felt even more remorseful in the …

How to make Italian egg rolls

Hello, Newman

Thanks to YouTube, nothing amazes me anymore. At least, not for more than four minutes. After five minutes, it’s old hat. Take the other day, for example, when I saw a video of a slow loris holding an umbrella. I had no idea what a slow loris was and I thought he was great, so I looked up another slow …

Singapore Noodles: Totally not from actual Singapore

Family Circle is an American institution. A very American institution. They’ve been delivering top-notch food publications since Hoover was in office. But to be fair, they’ve probably spent about as much time in the island nation of Singapore as Family Circus has. So don’t go into this little stir-fry recipe expecting authenticity, is all I’m saying. However, if you go …

Jambalaya

Sneaky eggplant jambalaya

Lately, the threat of crippling sniffles has kept me mostly indoors. That trapped feeling has helped me finally remember to pack a lunch before work. I’ve even started thinking about weekday lunches when I’m preparing dinner! (Like when I got some extra wonton soup, pictured, from the Chinese delivery place over the weekend. What? Ordering counts as preparing.) Jambalaya makes …

Simple and snappy: Sausage and Pappy! …ers!

Sausage and peppers (with rice) is one of our fallback dinners. We make it when we want a dinner that seems extra easy and casual even to us — and that’s saying something, because we are by no means fancy. When it comes to dinner, we’re pretty lazy, as a rule. But we do like to eat well. So this …

Honey Nut Pork Pockets

Sounds gross, doesn’t it? Yeah, well I’ve got news for you: it looks even worse than it sounds. It tastes terrific, though. I don’t mean to sound surprised, but since I made it out of what I had in the house at the end of an extra long day — leftover puff pastry, frozen pork, crushed nuts, honey, and goat …