I have my friend Courtney Mertens to thank for this jewel. She makes it often, although she uses a different dressing. I couldn’t find the cookbook that contained the dressing recipe so I had to improvise. I like this dressing a great deal though, and I love using honey in my…well, everything. So this …click to continue Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Salt and Pepper Pecans
I have been going around in circles about BBQ sauce for some time now. I like BBQ sauce.
There is a credible group of enthusiasts who make the argument that good meat needs no BBQ sauce. They are right. But I would say that very few meats make it to the level of transcendentalism …click to continue Basic BBQ Sauce
So, pickles. I eat a lot of pickles. I think there are certain sandwiches that cannot be eaten without them. And, cheeseburgers just don’t taste right without them. The only thing worse than no pickles is bad pickles.
During my very young days, when my mom was still making my sandwiches, we coined the …click to continue Freezer Pickles
One of the things I love about this time of year is abundant sweet corn. It is like dessert. And, it is lovely and easy to prepare. Kids love it, too. Not my kids, unfortunately. But it is my understanding that all other kids on the planet do. I’m hoping mine come around soon. …click to continue Fresh Sweet Corn with Sea Salt & Basil
You will all be pleased to know that I have spent the last week in Missouri at the home of Doug and Courtney Mertens. If you have been following along, you will remember that I have the Mertens to thank for some of my favorite recipes on PIE. I always come home from a …click to continue Sunshine Slush