Cheesecakes around America

Cheesecake is loved around the world. Almost every culture has cheese, and therefore almost every culture has its own version of cheesecake. Personally, I love cheesecake and have done quite a few on the blog. In my pursuit of cheesecake nirvana, I’m always doing taste tests and experimentation. While at the Manassas Farmers Market, I…

Soft Shell Crab Vietnamese Style

I was at my favorite fish monger, Crosby’s Crabs, and found that they had some soft shell crabs and with one cool advantage: they clean them. That task is one of my least favorite things to do, so bravo. My wife and I were meeting my brother and his wife down in Hilton Head, and…

Grilled Ham and Cheese with Apple

This is not the common grilled ham and cheese sandwich. We start with rye bread – no white Wonder bread here. Now, on the inside, no, we are not going to use Oscar or Kraft. We will use prosciutto ham, Brie cheese, Granny Smith apple slices, and some spicy brown mustard. That will give us…

Pho’ with beef

This is classic Vietnamese cuisine. You have a rich broth, noodles, fresh vegetables, herbs, and thin slices of beef. I had my first Pho’ just a few years ago. I liked the idea of making my own meal. Now don’t be a dope like me and overload with jalapeños. The fun of the dish is…