Potato Salad with Apples and Bacon

Summer is the season for cookouts and potato salad, isn ’t it? Our standard potato salad usually includes pickle juice and hard boiled eggs. Here ’s a completely different take on a summer potato salad, seasoned with mustard, bacon, and the taste that makes you smile with surprise when you bite into it, chunks of […]

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Sausage and peppers with onions. This is one of those classic Italian-American street food, lunch cart dishes. I used to order sausage, peppers, and onions at a hole-in-the-wall lunch counter in Burbank. You know the type of place—where the big loud guy behind the counter works fast and furious, takes your order […]

Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Pickled Onions

Do you still have some leftover turkey? Here ’s an idea for a quick turkey grilled cheese sandwich. We just happened to have some sweet pickled onions in the fridge, and some arugula growing in the garden, hence the throw-together sandwich. We ’ve done something a little similar with cranberries and arugula, but this one […]