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Learn to cook, or learn to cook better with online cooking lessons from the Cooking Dude! Whether you are a novice or an expert, there are recipes and cooking tips on this site for you! Experienced cooks looking for new methods and recipes will be delighted with some of the dishes and recipes presented here.

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Peach Cobbler / Chocolate Cashew Candy

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Yorkshire Pudding

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Old South Cornbread

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Nawlins Hush Puppies

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Grilled French Bread

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Garlic Bread

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Croutons

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Cornbread

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Beignets

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Swiss Chard

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Sauerkraut

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Roasted Vegetables

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Butterstick Squash

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White Rice

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Ratatouille

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Potato Pancakes

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Mashed Potatoes

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Boiled Potatoes

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Baked Potatoes

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Preparing Chiles

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Pearl Onions in Parmesan Cream Sauce

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Pan Roasted Potatoes

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Pan Browned Red Potatoes

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Oven Fried Potatoes

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Onion Rings

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Hoppin’ John

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Green Beans and Onions

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Grandma’s Green Beans

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German Red Cabbage

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French Fries

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Easy Cheesy Potatoes

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Dicing and Slicing Onions

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Deep Fried Potatoes

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Corn on the Cob

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Brussel Sprouts

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Blackeye Peas

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Shrimp San Diego

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King Crab Legs

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Grilled Shrimp

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Fried Shrimp

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Fried Catfish

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Fish and Chips

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Cornbread Shrimp

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Roast Turkey

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Mediterranean Chicken

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Jerk Chicken

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Fried Chicken

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Chicken Schnitzel

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Rotisserie BBQ Turkey

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Barbequed Turkey

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Pan Roasted Zucchini

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Tilapia Sorrento

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Shrimp Linguini with Vodka Cream Sauce

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

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Oven Chicken Parmesan

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Green Beans Italiano

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Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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Bistro Roasted Chicken

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Bistro Carrots

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Chicken of the Gods

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Chicken in Lettuce Cups

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Chicken Chow Mein

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Tamales

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Shrimp Vera Cruz

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Mexican Rice

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Fish Tacos

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Enchiladas

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Chiles Rellenos

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Chicken Loco

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Rack of Lamb

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Lamb Chops Cooking Dude

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Grilled Leg of Lamb

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Smothered Pork Chops

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Pork Shoulder Roast with Caramelized Onion Sauce

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Piedmont Pork Chops

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Indoor Country Ribs

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Green Chili (Chili Verde)

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French Pork Chops (Côtes de Porc)

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Dr. Pepper Ham

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Crown Roast of Pork

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Pork Rib Chops

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Cashew Pork

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Barbequed Spare Ribs

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Taquitos (Rolled Tacos)

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Tamale Pie

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Tamale Casserole

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Tacos

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Steak Frites

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Sausage and Sauerkraut

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Salisbury Steak

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Chipotle Short Ribs

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Prime Rib

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Spicy Wine Pot Roast

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New York Steak Arrachera

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New York Steak (New York Strip)

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Navajo Fry Bread and Tacos

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Meat Loaf

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Lasagna

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Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

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Easy Beef Stew

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Corned Beef Hash

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Corned Beef & Cabbage

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Cincinnati Chili and Hot Links

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Chicken Fried Steak

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Chipotle Short Ribs

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Chili Con Carne

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Carne Asada and Carne Asada Tacos

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Beef Stroganoff

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Mexican Breakfast

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Macaroni and Cheese

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Joe’s Eggs (Joe’s Special)

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Green Chile Casserole

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Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

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Egg and Poblano (or Anaheim) Chile

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Deviled Eggs

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San Diego Cheese Steak Sandwich

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Reuben Sandwich

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Hot Dogs

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Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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Breakfast Sandwich

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Cheeseburgers

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BBQ Pork Sandwich

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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Sandwich

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Tuna Salad

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Southwest Salad

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Red Onion Salad

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Potato Salad

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German Potato Salad

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Egg Salad

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Dorf Salad

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Coleslaw

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The Original Caesar Salad

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Broccoli Salad

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Avocado and Shrimp Salad

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Turkey Soup

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Tortilla Soup

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Tomato Chile Soup

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Split Pea Soup

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French Onion Soup

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Black Bean Soup

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Tortilla Chips and Strips

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New Orleans Shrimp

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Shrimp Cocktail

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Salami & Provolone Snack

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Quesadillas

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Nachos

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Jalapeno Peanut Butter Boats

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Guacamole

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Fried Quesadillas

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Fresh Pickled Jalapeños

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Deviled Eggs

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Chimichangas

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Cheese Crisp (Crisp Quesadilla)

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Hot Wings

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Avocado Relish

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Artichokes

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Crab with Tequila Cilantro Sauce

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Tarragon Blue Cheese Sauce

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Tartar Sauce

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Spaghetti (Marinara) and Lasagna Sauce

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Salsa

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Rooster Steak Sauce

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Remoulade Sauce and Shrimp Salad

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Red Wine Pan Sauce

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Quick Tomato Sauce

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Peanut Sauce

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Orange Tarragon Mayonnaise

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Gravy

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Enchilada Sauce

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BBQ Dry Rub

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Seafood Cocktail Sauce

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Barbeque Sauces

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Avocado Relish

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Au Jus Sauce

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Aioli (Garlic) Cayenne Sauce

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Recipes

Rack of Lamb

Here's a special romantic dinner for two. Of course you can buy two racks, double the recipe, and invite two others, but they better be special people. Or at least people you want to impress, like your boss or your parents. Most often you will find racks in a vacuum...

Hot Dogs

I don't care what anyone says, hot dogs are definitely not just for kids. Ballparks get rated for their dogs, and this morning there was a list of local golf courses, and in addition to all the other ratings, there was a rating of their hot dogs! Count me in as a hot...

Jalapeno Peanut Butter Boats

OK, it seems strange, but once you taste these appetizers, you'll believe. And they are always a big hit with our guests (well, maybe not all our guests). The photo shows home-grown and pickled jalapenos, but most of the time, most people, including me, use pickled...

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Peach Cobbler / Chocolate Cashew Candy

By mid-May, our peach tree is overloaded with delicious peaches, in danger of breaking its branches if we don't eat peaches fast enough. We also give them away to visitors. In addition to just eating them for breakfast or a snack, Mary Ann makes a quick and easy peach...

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is the classic accompaniment to Prime Rib, as you probably know, especially in England. But you might never have eaten it, and might be surprised to learn that it is not pudding as we Yanks think of pudding. Over here, we call things like this...

Old South Cornbread

Here's an authentic Old South Cornbread recipe given to me by my sister-in-law Martha. She probably got it from her mom, Sara. We all agreed that this was the most flavorful, crusty, and delightful cornbread recipes we've tried in a long time. The cornbread you are...

Nawlins Hush Puppies

Now I don't know for sure that this is the way they fix hush puppies in New Orleans, but I modified a Cajun recipe according to instructions from someone who lived down there. Well, I served them the other night, and they were a huge hit. So whatever else we call...

Grilled French Bread

Sometimes a baguette or loaf of French bread needs a little more than just butter. And if you're not up for garlic bread, and don't want to heat up the broiler, here's an easy solution. For this bread, I slice the baguette on a steep diagonal, to make the slices...

Peach Cobbler / Chocolate Cashew Candy

By mid-May, our peach tree is overloaded with delicious peaches, in danger of breaking its branches if we don't eat peaches fast enough. We also give them away to visitors. In addition to just eating them for breakfast or a snack, Mary Ann makes a quick and easy peach...

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is the classic accompaniment to Prime Rib, as you probably know, especially in England. But you might never have eaten it, and might be surprised to learn that it is not pudding as we Yanks think of pudding. Over here, we call things like this...

Old South Cornbread

Here's an authentic Old South Cornbread recipe given to me by my sister-in-law Martha. She probably got it from her mom, Sara. We all agreed that this was the most flavorful, crusty, and delightful cornbread recipes we've tried in a long time. The cornbread you are...

Nawlins Hush Puppies

Now I don't know for sure that this is the way they fix hush puppies in New Orleans, but I modified a Cajun recipe according to instructions from someone who lived down there. Well, I served them the other night, and they were a huge hit. So whatever else we call...

Grilled French Bread

Sometimes a baguette or loaf of French bread needs a little more than just butter. And if you're not up for garlic bread, and don't want to heat up the broiler, here's an easy solution. For this bread, I slice the baguette on a steep diagonal, to make the slices...