Posts Tagged: cooking challenge

A meal fit for a Khan

It’s back, baby! The Cooking Challenge is here again and boy is my tummy happy! After a visit to Pei Wei with the elder nieceling, this idea comes to fruition. It’s a meal fit for a Khan! A meal fit for a different name So, as with many other dishes from foreign lands, this one… Read more »

Chop off the old block

It takes my 2019 Cooking Challenge to pull me back to the JMD blog after a month-long battle with bronchitis and ensuing ennui. But! Here I am, to regale you with my second dish of the year, in a post properly entitled Chop off the old block. Blame it on Dad My Dad and I… Read more »

What’s cooking in 2019

As promised, I just finished with edible brainstorming. Despite what it reads like, that does not mean I participated in a zombie apocalypse. It refers to my establishing some choices for the next Cooking Challenge. So now, here’s my list of what’s cooking in 2019. Bringing home the basics For the most part, my eating… Read more »

Spicing up a friendship

This tale begins a long time ago, during my former adventures in the mythical land known as Corporate America. Some people from that land embark on a journey to a fabled destination referred to only as “lunch away from work”. I was one of those adventurers. This is the story of how that journey begat… Read more »

These are the shanks I get?

Yes, I admit it. I missed June. My monthly cooking challenge just somehow slipped by me. And, while I had July planned early, I barely got it in under the wire, too. Life. You know. So, I worked really hard to make it happen this month and…these are the shanks I get? In case you… Read more »

Spud Month Week 2 – SPAG

It’s Friday! For most of you, that means time to celebrate the weekend. For me, however, it is the final and desperate day to cook my weekly potato recipe. And thus begins the tale of Spud Month Week 2 – SPAG! There was an added challenge to Spud Month Week 2 – SPAG (the official… Read more »

Battling artificial deadlines

Since I left Corporate America, I haven’t had any deadlines to meet. That is both a good and a bad thing. I no longer have the stress of a “drop dead” date. But, I also don’t have the motivating force behind “you better get this done!” So, I end up finding myself battling artificial deadlines…. Read more »

Spud Month

what's cooking for 2019

You all know by now that I’m running a monthly cooking challenge. It started last year and even I’m impressed with how good I am at keeping up. I’m looking ahead for something new and different. And I came up with it: Spud Month! For the last 15 months, every recipe I have cooked is… Read more »

Something to stew over

While November slipped by me, leaving a hole in my year-long cooking challenge, December is back on track. Thanks to a cookbook sent by a friend, I had something to stew over for the holidays. Specifically, a Caribbean lamb stew recipe. How did I do? Let’s find out… I’ll scratch your eyes out! Generally, when… Read more »

Real men don’t bake quiche

I was still in my early twenties when the phrase I co-opted in my title was being popularized. I have to admit, I didn’t even know what quiche was at that time, though I surmised the meaning of the phrase from its general use. Three and a half decades later, I not only knew what… Read more »