Featured Food Blog of the Week: TheStoneSoup.com

Each week we love featuring interesting food blogs that 1) give great advice about cooking, eating, and nutrition, and 2) feature great recipes that we enjoy. This week’s featured blog is Jules Clancy’s TheStoneSoup.com.  For the past dozen years, Jules has been cooking up yummy and healthy food and sharing about her experiences, as well…

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Chapter 27, Part II: John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, and the Bully Chef

In December 1980 I was living in South Florida, working at a resort hotel on an island off the Gulf Coast. I had no TV or radio in my room, so the next morning the executive chef asked me, “So, did you hear your hero died? Somebody shot him?” “What? What are you talking about?” “John…

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Chapter 27, Part 1: John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, and The Catcher in the Rye

Not too long ago I was ill and confined to bed for several days.  Having no energy to read, I still managed to move my thumb and forefinger enough to work the remote on my FireStick and browse through the latest titles available on Netflix. After reviewing several choices, I settled on Chapter 27, which…

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Baked Cod with Olives, Capers, and White Wine Sauce

This light yet satisfying dish conjures up memories of the Mediterranean cruise my wife and I went on recently.  Oh, yeah—we’ve never been on a Mediterranean cruise, but we hope to do so soon! Seriously, this is one of those dishes that you’d expect to find in a fine dining restaurant, but it’s so simple…

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Featured Food Blog of the Week: Brokeass Gourmet

Each week we enjoy featuring some of our favorite food blogs.  This week’s featured blog is Brokeass Gourmet, edited by Gabi Moskowitz. Gabi is also author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook (May 2012) and Pizza Dough: 100 Delicious, Unexpected Recipes (November 2013). She is also a producer and executive consultant on the popular ABC Family’s Young and Hungry, which is based on…

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Food Safety: It Really is a Life or Death Matter

When we prepare and cook food, there are a few basic rules we need to follow to make sure our food is safe to eat.  Nothing will deter our guests from returning more than a case or more of nasty food poisoning.  And yes, people have actually died from foodborne ilnesses, so this is really no…

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Mountain Man Gourmet Featured Blog of the Week: BudgetBytes.com

Each week, we at Mountain Man Gourmet love sharing some of our favorite food blogs. This week’s featured blog is Beth Moncel’s BudgetBytes.com, where you can learn how to cook great meals without shelling out a lot of cash. Beth says she likes to cook because it’s the perfect combination of her two favorite subjects:…

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Cooking with Versatile and Long-Lasting Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

One of the most versatile and long-lasting types of cookware I’ve ever used is made out of cast iron.  My collection includes a 10″ Skillet, a 12″ Skillet, a 1o.5″ Griddle (also known as a Comal in Mexican cooking), and a 5-Quart Dutch Oven.     Some people are afraid or too lazy to use…

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs    Deviled Eggs are really quick and easy to make, and are always a crowd-pleaser.  My mom used to make them every year at Thanksgiving and a few other special occasions.  I especially appreciated them during my vegetarian years! This recipe has just six ingredients, and if you prefer not to add bacon, there’s only five.  And…

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Gourmet Pita Bread Pizza Rounds

Gourmet Pita Bread Pizza Rounds   If you are one of those guys whose wife cooks you dinner every night, then this  recipe is for you.   If you’re one of those guys who cooks your wife dinner every night, then this recipe is for you.   If the economy has hit you hard and…

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