Roasted Garlic Green Beans

I’m not crazy. I just need someone to talk to. So occasionally I see someone who gives me two things. A prescription pad filled out for happy pills and some advice. “Find balance,” he says. “Meditate. Don’t go overboard.” I actually find cooking to be a form of...

Lemon Ice Cream

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla? Chocolate? About 90% of Americans are covered by those two flavors. Strawberry comes in third in most locations. After that, well, there is a spectrum of flavors. Like one of those ice cream stands with 40 flavors,...

Shrimp Tomatillo Cocktail

It’s hard to pass up a cold shrimp. Or three or four. This “appetizer” is one that can serve you well multiple ways. As suggested, you can make it an elegant cocktail appetizer, nestling the shrimp and sauce in a shot glass to let the red and green colors sparkle for...
Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Brian has a couple of recipes he always for in a new cookbook. Brownies, of course. But, perhaps surprisingly, gazpacho. Brian first heard about this sumptuous soup thirty years ago, watching a cooking show on television. Yes, they had cooking shows then. The show...