After I Put Myself Out —

I have a group of friends who don’t consider you a real cook until you spectacularly injure yourself in the kitchen. Nicked yourself with a knife? Amateur! Blister? Wuss! Popped with hot grease? AWWWWW! Poor baby! But you still don’t qualify. Stick a knife through your hand? That’s more like it. Parboiled your foot? Oh,…

A Little Pretension Goes A Long Way

I have seen quite a few kitchen mishaps in my time. Truly. Everything from cuts to bruises to burning hair to accidentally leaving bits of themselves in the food. But, that is a story for another time. Or maybe not. My Dad makes kick ass chili. ┬áJust the right amount of spices. Kidney beans and…