Family Fun, island life, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas

So, I want to tell you about my favorite restaurant in Galveston. But then again, I don’t. I like knowing the local spots and if any more people find out about this gem, then I will have to wait longer. But then again, I live here full time and I can eat when all the… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas

All Year Round

The One Thing The Food Industry Won’t Tell You

Slate' Criticizes the 'Home-Cooked Family Dinner': Joel Salatin RespondsBy Joel SalatinTags: Joel Salatin, family dinner, home cooking, SlateVictimhood escalates to stratospheric whining with Amanda Marcotte's recent Slate post titled Let's Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner.The piece concluded more often than not family members (especially the male ones) were ingrates and, generally, home-cooked meals were… Continue reading The One Thing The Food Industry Won’t Tell You

Homesteading, Recipes

Gratin Dauphinois- A Fancy Name For A Flat Out Good Potato

You could call these scalloped potatoes, but Gratin Dauphinois has so much more flair!  It is hard to go wrong with potatoes, they are a humble food from the earth that need only a little dressing up.  You will be hard pressed to find a menu that can't be complimented with a potato dish.  With… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- A Fancy Name For A Flat Out Good Potato

Recipes

Beef Carbonnade- Flat Out Good Food

I have a thing for cookbooks.  Some people have a hard time passing up a great pair of shoes, I have a hard time passing up an appealing cookbook.  More often than not, I only try a handful of recipes but if I find one outstanding recipe that makes the book purchase more than worth… Continue reading Beef Carbonnade- Flat Out Good Food

Recipes

Chicken & Dumplins- Now that is comfort food!

A favorite food of the whole family is chicken and dumplings.  No matter the size of the pot, the pot will be empty.  As a matter of fact, no holiday meal is complete without this dish and  much to my surprise, not all families feel this way about dumplings.  I was shocked the first holiday… Continue reading Chicken & Dumplins- Now that is comfort food!