Why I Love Garage Sales

See that nasty-looking serving dish? Only a buck, but come on, who wants something that gross? Well, a couple of minutes with some silver polish -- yes, it's real silver -- and look what my wife did with it. … [Read more...]

How To Make Cranberry Sauce

This is another one of those recipes that's so easy you wonder why we buy this pre-made. Two ingredients and 15 minutes work, and it's better than anything in a can. Courtesy of my mother-in-law, Nancy. … [Read more...]

A Trip To The Restaurant Supply Store

This might seem a little pointless if you're not near Cleveland, but I promise it's not. … [Read more...]

How To Make Baked Macaroni And Cheese

I'm a big fan of comfort food: meat loaf and mashed potatoes, chicken soup, chocolate-chip cookies. And of course, mac and cheese. Like most of you, I grew up on the neon orange stuff that comes in the blue box. And in my house that was made with margarine, because we had all been told it was better for us. We hadn't heard of trans fat. Oh well. So every now and then, when I just have to relive a bit of my childhood, I might whip up a bowl of the orange stuff. But if want something good, … [Read more...]

A Great Find

I love it when people don't know what they've got. Or at least they don't value it the same way I do. Take this little sauce pan for example. … [Read more...]