Longitudinal musings – from the Maritimes to the American West, where, author Bill Bryson states, “people like to shoot things.”
Recalling a brief stay in Denison, Iowa, which you are unlikely ever to pass through, and a reprise of one of my favorite Tuscan dishes – Agnello in Salsa.
The only chicken fried steak recipe you’ll ever need, and a brief foray into wretched road food from chain restaurants.
Glorious Spam, Velveeta, Tater Tots, White Castle sliders! Sometimes I’m overcome with a powerful urge to eat the way much of America eats – just not too often. So today we binge-shopped at Hannaford…
Why is Nebraska so cool? Especially the Panhandle. I try to find out, probing past a childhood fascination with the state. Maybe another dinner at Applebee’s will help me remember.
Having been in 49 states, I figured it’s time to rate them – for friendliness, prettiness, food, that sort of thing. Some of it’s in fun, but mostly I do mean what I say, and I hope I don’t offend more people than usual.
Super-easy and delicious three-day pot roast, and what do Bob Seger and Giuseppe Verdi have in common? Maybe quite a lot, but nobody beats Seger for closing out a career with class and guts.
Cruising through Iowa, and a quick cheese casserole (what I call a Poor Man’s Soufflé) that’s perfect when you have no clue what you’re going to make for supper.
Simple, delicious potato leek soup, recalling the Greensburg, Kansas tornado of 2007, and a photographic look back at some of the people we’ve encountered on the road.
We’re all familiar with certain conversations that become confused, entangled, sidetracked, or completely derailed – for good or ill – due to one reason or another: a sudden burst of wit, a defensive attitude, a reliance on irony as a way to put a spin on an idea, or just plain mean old ugliness […]