Category Archives: Cookbook

An Oasis in the Desert

It’s not a real game, but the Alabama Spring scrimmage was last weekend. If you saw it, as a fan, you’d likely have been simultaneously thrilled about our downfield passing and concerned about how our defensive backs covered the long … Continue reading

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Sunday Sauce: Spaghetti con Pomadoro e Ricotta and The Week That Was.

For the record, I just made that headline look Italian. I have no idea if that is a correct translation or not, but “Spaghetti con Pomadoro e Ricotta” looks like something that would be in one of my cookbooks.┬áThat means … Continue reading

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It’s Bye Week. That Means Osso Buco For Some Reason.

Because I said so. That’s reason enough. This is the scenario we have all been dreading. Ole Miss needs a loss if my beloved Crimson Tide is to have a shot at a playoff berth and there are only so … Continue reading

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More Cookbook Stuff: Did I Just Find The Missing Link?

This will be twice in the last week that I expound upon cookbooks and my considerations of, but I just got an Amazon delivery and it casts doubt upon all my previous “scholarship” on the matter. I was of the … Continue reading

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My Hate Week Tailgate Post Is Up Over At The Rah-Rah Football Site.

You can head over to rollbamaroll.com for this week’s RBR Tailgating post. It’s about grilled steaks with a coffee and cumin rub. It’s the week before “The Third Saturday In October” so Tennessee is coming Saturday. So much hatred. So … Continue reading

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Recipes for Thee, But Not for Me.

About fifteen or sixteen years ago, my wife and I had a few friends over for dinner. Among the guests was a woman who we’ll call Emily, because that is what I assume her parents named her. At the very … Continue reading

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Another Tigers Team?

It’s true. We face yet another ranked team that calls themselves the tigers. This time they come from the frigid northern land called Missouri. If you are the sort that puts off game time party planning to the last minute, … Continue reading

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How in the Hell Did I Miss National Pasta Day?

Seriously? October 17th and I missed it? Pasta is practically my raison d’etre, but in Italian so it’s more like my penso che tu sia abbastanza caldo di mamma. I’d never heard of National Pasta Day until this morning, but … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Cilantro

Last week I wrote post about pork tacos with cilantro yogurt sauce for rollbamaroll.com. In one of the comments someone said they have the cilantro-tastes-like-soap curse. So do I, but I’ve always enjoyed the taste. It’s like lavender blended with … Continue reading

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Literary Cravings Part The Second: Oxtail and Barley Soup

As I have mentioned before on these electronic pages, I have no defense against a well written description of food. I want what the characters in the book I’m reading are eating and I want it regardless of season, availability, … Continue reading

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