The origins of mayonnaise are relatively unknown. Some stories say it originates from the town of Mahon, Spain. Others say the word comes from an old French word, moyeu, which means yolk of egg. Who really cares? It’s delicious!
There are many kinds of steak out there, from the expensive filet to the almost-not-a-steak-cross-cut. One of the most overlooked is the sirloin.
In restaurants it’s usually the cheapest on the menu, leading people to believe that it isn’t as good as other steaks. This is not true! Sirloin may not be as tender as a filet or New York, but it has an incredible amount of flavor.
(UPDATED 2016) – There are entirely too many kids growing up these days who think that chicken noodle soup was invented by Campbell’s. I have even heard of restaurants that serve premade chicken noodle soup out of a bag or a can.
This makes a little part of me die inside. So, to make myself feel better about this sorry state of affairs, we are going to explore this mainstay, the right way.
Remember your childhood? Wasn’t lemonade a fond part of a hot summer day? Now, remember your early adulthood, wasn’t vodka and lemonade a delightful blur on a hot summer’s day? We have lost the art of REAL, homemade lemonade. Powder mixes, premade bottled, both with ingredients you can’t pronounce, much less identify, have replaced the real deal. The sad part is that it’s only about ten minutes of work to make the delicious, thirst quenching, summertime staple.
Burgers, burgers, burgers. There are so many takes on the humble little hamburger. From the boring, pre-made, scary-pink freezer patty (that can still be delicious if cooked well), to the gem of the hamburger world, Kobe beef.
We all have to admit that at one time or another even a fast food burger has hit the spot, and we all have fond memories of the summertime barbeque burgers. To me they are all great and each have a time and place. Let me tell you about one of my favorite burgers of all time, the real mushroom onion burger.
Everybody (except my 11 year old son) loves pancakes, but nobody seems to know how to make them so that they come out looking like they do on billboards and TV commercials. It’s actually very easy to get those beautiful, evenly golden-brown little hot cakes that melt in your mouth and don’t require a steak knife to get into.