Easy as pie! How many times have you heard this expression? Pie really can be very easy, very comforting, very tasty and very affordable. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If the thought of a homemade crust is more than you can bare, simply use one of the pie crusts that are premade and in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. [Keep reading...]
Meyer lemons are the darling of the food world and are featured in lots of food magazines. After I saw a historical Meyer lemon poster, I was craving anything and everything lemon—and Meyer lemons would be ideal.
Meyer lemons were discovered by a “plant hunter,” sent by the USDA to uncover crops that would thrive in the US. Frank Meyer was the man and the year was 1908. I uncovered this historical tidbit at the National Archives exhibit, “What’s Cooking Uncle Sam?” and featured it in my Kansas City Star Chowtown post. [Keep reading...]
My dad was a meat and potatoes kind of guy—and the meat and potatoes could not be combined into a soup or stew. My childhood dinners and food memories could fit into the divided compartments on those ridged plates. Does that sound like anyone you know? It certainly was not the fare of famed chef Julia Child. [Keep reading...]