Ralph’s Pub Burger Recipe

After the famous Christmas Eve when Dad and my sister’s soon-to-be ex-husband took over the under-staffed Ralph’s Pub, we had a new tradition: making Ralph’s Pub Burgers on h0lidays. In fact, we began to look for any excuse to make the tasty, greasy concoctions while we recounted the night that Dad jumped behind the counter […]

Joanna’s Healthy Cowboy Steaks

I make this recipe for Healthy Cowboy Steaks quite often. John likes the recipe as much as I do (which is to say that we both enjoy it a great deal). Do not be put off by the number of steps in the Instructions below – it is actually a very easy recipe to make. […]

Recipe for Copyright Takedown Pie

If our article about the Kentucky Derby made you interested in trying Copyright Takedown Pie, here is a recipe for a similar dish: Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup melted butter 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

Happy Mother’s Day: A Joanna Lund recipe

As you already know, our mother did not particularly enjoy any of the holidays. She thought Thanksgiving was a great time to invite lonely spinster schoolteachers to our home, and she thought Christmas was a wonderful day to try to prepare a frozen turkey while also making liquor-filled fruitcakes and Martha Washington Balls. Nothing seemed […]

Cock-A-Leekie Soup Recipe

Cock-A-Leekie Soup is a peasant dish with many regional variations, some which go back as far as the 16th century. Some cooks add chopped grilled bacon, some use beef┬ástock, some add Jamaican pepper and many suggest offering stewed prunes with the finished dish. Our Mother became particularly fixated on the recipe for Cock-A-Leekie soup when […]

JoAnna Lund’s Healthy Macaroni Salad

Growing up, my sister Lindy and I never had macaroni salad–guess who didn’t like it? And of course if Mother didn’t like something…well, you either know the rest of the story, or you can read all about it here. Why would anyone ruin pasta by putting it in a salad? Mother was heard to say […]