Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John New Year's Day Dinner Note from Chef Ed: A lot of people think they know where the name Hoppin’ John came from for this traditional southern New Year’s dish. They are wrong. No one knows. There a theories (my favorite is that it is a southern...
Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy

Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy

Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy Great St. Patty's day feast Note from Chef Ed: Rusk is basically bread. Specifically a wheat product used in the stuffing of sausage to help the meat go farther. More rusk, more sausage. It was good and cheap for peasants. Rusk has...
Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding Great for Oktoberfest or Mardi Gras Bread Pudding Stale dense bread such as leftover bagels or beer bread works best but any bread will do. This is my go to dessert when I have a bunch of leftover bagels that are too stale to eat; the best are cinnamon...
Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Jambalaya Great for Mardi Gras A note from Chef Ed: Rice may be my favorite ingredient to cook with. Not saffron, not truffles. Rice. Think about it. Every major culinary culture has their own signature rice dish. Italy makes risotto, China makes fried rice, Spain...
Independence Day Jello

Independence Day Jello

Independence Day Jello July 4th Dessert Independence Day Jell-O This is a traditional July 4th dessert treat that is often made in a flag mold. Whatever you do, do NOT buy a flag mold. Over thirty dollars for a cheap plastic mold you might be able to use twice is not...