Home cooking for the savvy bachelor: Duck, two ways

So if you’re looking for a meal that you can cook at home, which isn’t too hard in terms of technique or ingredients, but which will strike your friends as fancy as heck, let me suggest you consider doing a menu that’s based around a duck. Duck is one of those proteins that most folks … Read more

Home cooking for the savvy bachelor: Hamburgers, without triggering the smoke detector

So, I honestly can’t believe it took me so long to figure this trick out. If you’re like me, you’ve made hamburgers or cheeseburgers at home plenty of times.  And, if you’re like me, you’ve learned to unplug the battery from the smoke detector before you start cooking the patties because it’s going to undoubtedly smoke … Read more

My first chili cookoff …

The friendly Irish pub in my neighborhood hosted a little chili cook-off last night.  Naturally, I assumed it was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, but apparently it was really about some kind of sporting event. I felt pretty good about my entry, but alas, it seems that … Read more

The Thanksgiving menu at my house tonight. #noturkeynoproblem

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The Sunday evening tapas menu at Bar TR622.

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Home cooking for the savvy bachelor: Chicken corn curry soup with black beans

The nice thing about a crock pot is that you pretty much can’t go wrong with it. If you’re like me, you often find yourself with lots of little bits of stuff to get rid of, and the crockpot is great for that.  Clean out your fridge in the morning, have nice fresh dinner waiting … Read more

Home cooking for the savvy bachelor: Kraft Dinner edition

Look, let’s not lie to each other. Sometimes humans eat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. (Kraft Dinner, if you live in a country that cares about the proper status of cheese in culture.)  But come on — it’s like a dollar a package, anyone can make it, and it fills you up.  Sure, there’s nothing even … Read more