Stuffed Peppers

I’ve probably said before that I came into this world with a ravenous appetite. When I was a child, raiding the refrigerator was one of my favorite pastimes. My Mom would regularly look for something in the fridge that she had planned for dinner, and whatever she was looking for disappeared days ago as a snack for little Billy ....more

Thai Salmon with Ginger and Shitake Mushrooms

I have mixed feelings about the change of seasons. I’m a spring/summer kind of guy, and I always suffer a little melancholy as September rolls around. Summer vacations are over, and Atlanta traffic indicates kids are back in school ....more

Lobster, Avocado, and Mango Stack

Jim and I have traveled all over the world and although we’ve been to many exciting destinations, we both agree that Provincetown, Massachusetts remains our very favorite vacation spot. This totally preserved New England town, brimming with history, sits at the very tip of Cape Cod. In 1620, at the end of a 60-day journey on the Mayflower, the pilgrims...more

Tandoori Chicken

We recently went to Cardamom Hill, one of Atlanta’s premier Indian restaurants, for some of the best Indian food I’ve had a long time. Chef Asha Gomez specializes in fried chicken of all things, and if that wasn’t “southern” enough, she serves it on a waffle! Now granted it is indeed fried chicken, but I wouldn’t say it’s the traditionally southern version ....more

Green Goddess Chicken Salad with Fennel and Red Pepper

I’m old enough to remember the Green Goddess salad dressing craze from the 70s and 80s. Anybody else remember it? Made popular in the 70s by Seven Seas (now part of Kraft Foods), this herb-tinted dressing got its start at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco ....more

Ancho Pork Belly Tacos with Pickled Onions and Avocado Mayo

Pork belly is everywhere these days. Chefs all over Atlanta, and I’m sure across the country, have created dishes featuring pork belly. We recently dined at a new taco bar in Atlanta, and their pork belly tacos totally wowed us ....more

Kiki’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I consider myself somewhat of a chocolate chip cookie aficionado. I’ve cooked and devoured my weight in these cookies over a lifetime, and I’m always on the hunt for the next best recipe. Up until now, no recipe has ever beat the chocolate chip pecan cookies at Alon’s Bakery just a few blocks from our house ....more

Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto, Roasted Golden Beets and Figs

I’ve never been particularly enthusiastic about figs until I read a blog post a couple of months ago about roasted figs. Greg Henry over at Sippity Sup described his version of roasted figs as “chewy and jammy. Sweet and savory.” I was intrigued when he explained that the ” juices will caramelize to black and form a bittersweet candy-like crunch.” I frequently roast vegetables, and when I read Greg’s post about roasted figs I knew I needed to give them a second chance ....more

Flatbreads with Brie and Chipotle Peaches

The shelves of the market where I shop still swell with Georgia and South Carolina peaches and I just keep buying them. I know I’ve probably overdone the peach thing this season, but I seriously can’t get enough of them. So, I’m not apologizing as I post yet another delicious peach recipe ....more

Avocado Toast with Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Bacon, and Egg

When we were growing up, my Mom struggled to get some breakfast in us before school. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never been one to eat a big morning meal. Usually these days, a couple of boiled eggs get me through the morning ....more