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How To Make Chicken Broth

I can’t decide which part of home-made chicken broth I like better: That it’s so freakin’ good, or that it’s basically free when you make chicken for another meal.

This one is made from the leftovers of a rotisserie chicken from Costco. Some people actually buy chicken wings just to make broth, and I’m sure it comes out fine, but like I said … free.

Picture by Bob B. Brown

Fast Food Fact and Fiction

When food looks better, it tastes better. True story. So making food look really good in commercials is big business.

Then there’s what you get when you actually buy it.

Dutch Oven Pulled Pork

How To Make Pulled Pork in a Dutch Oven

Maybe the best pulled pork comes from a smoker, but when you’ve got snow on the ground for half the year you learn to make it inside. This is the best way we’ve found.

Paninis Coleslaw

How To Make Vinegar-based (Panini’s) Coleslaw

If you’re like me, you don’t like runny, mayonnaise-based coleslaw. But the vinegar and pepper kind Panini’s puts on their sandwiches? That’ll do.

Asparagus and Chick Pea Salad

How To Make Asparagus And Chick Pea Salad

In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … asparagus? Or maybe I’m not so young any more if that’s what I’m thinking of. But I am looking forward to doing this asparagus and chick pea salad recipe again with in-season asparagus.

All-time Favorites


Cooking used to be all about making food that tasted good. But somewhere along the way, we seem to have decided the diet-of-the-week was more important.

How to Cook Like Your Grandmother is a return to recipes and techniques that are based on what tastes good, not on junk science and fad diets. You won't find the words lite, low, lean, free or skim anywhere.

This is all real food, cooked the way Grandma would have done it.