food, travel

Early Autumn in Delaware

Autumn travel always feels like getting away with something.  When you’re a kid, fall is the worst time of year, because you have to go back to school, spending your days in soulless classrooms and your evenings doing boring homework.  When you’re an adult, it’s the best, because the weather and scenery are at their… Read More Early Autumn in Delaware

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Mom’s Macaroni Salad

My aunt loves my mother’s macaroni salad.  So when she invited me to an end-of-summer cook-out, it was easy to decide what to bring.  Only problem:  The recipe is at my apartment in Virginia.  But I helped Mom make it enough when I was young that I figured I’d just wing it, while giving it… Read More Mom’s Macaroni Salad

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Low-Carb Sunday Stew

“Sunday Sauce” is a catch-all name for an Italian tomato-based sauce, typically served over pasta.  It almost always includes three meats:  sausage, meatballs, and braciole, rolled up “packets” of meat stuffed with filling.  Most fillings include bread crumbs, and many include raisins.  So I set out to develop a lower-carb version, with a cheese-based filling.… Read More Low-Carb Sunday Stew