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Check out some recent entries from the blog below, explore the archives, or enjoy some of the all-time favorites.

Egg Drop Soup

How To Make Egg Drop Soup

Some people call chicken noodle soup “Jewish penicillin”. In our house, colds call for egg drop soup. Except for Jenn, she likes wonton … but I won’t hold that against her.

I’ll admit, when everyone is sick all at the same time I’ll call the local Chinese place and have it delivered. But if I’ve got time to plan ahead, it takes about five minutes to make my own.

Chicken

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.

All-time Favorites

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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.