Double Chocolate Brownies

Before you say something like, “Another brownie recipe, does this man not have a limit?” I just want to tell you that I believe in democracy. This summer at Cooking by the Book, this has been the most requested dessert. By far. People just love brownies. Call it...

Honey Chipolte Glazed Chicken

Chicken. Chicken tastes like chicken. And that consistency is occasionally going to create culinary boredom. “Chicken, again!” someone at the table will moan. This recipe is not just an antidote for boredom. This dish is for anyone who loves sweetness and heat. When I...

Ray Gun, A Chartreuse Cocktail

This cocktail, from Difford’s Guide, is call a Ray Gun, and comes with a side note that is a warning: “not for the faint-hearted.” Oh, there’s a kick, from the Chartreuse, one of those mystical European creations. Made in France by monks, the liqueur is alcohol with...

Really Simple Crab and Avocado with Cocktail Sauce

There are some food combinations you should never consider. Ever had habanero whipped cream? Bad idea. It’s one of those things that triggers 911 calls and long nights in the emergency room where you watch some very foolish people get wheeled in.  You know: “But, gee,...