Recipe: Low country rice with shrimp and andouille sausage

This wound up so delicious I thought I might share. It's a bit of a project; give yourself a bunch of time. Ingredients: Six slices bacon 2 lbs. shrimp 1 lb. andouille sausage 2 celery stalks 1 green bell pepper 4 jalapeño peppers 1 large onion 4 cloves garlic Creole seasoning (I used a local […]

Recipe: Breakfast cookies

Breakfast cookies! A photo posted by Josh Shear (@joshuanshear) on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:16pm PST Take three overripe bananas, mash them up until they're the consistency of apple sauce. Add two cups of oats and mix well. After that, the ingredients are negotiable, but here is what I added: • One chopped apple • […]

Autumn, here

It's a lovely fall afternoon in #savannah — Josh Shear (@JoshShear) December 10, 2014 This is what a sunny autumn afternoon looks like in our backyard. By autumn, I mean that yesterday, it was 60 degrees and sunny, while those back in Central New York (and in other parts of the northeast) were digging […]

Recipe: Lobster mac ‘n’ cheese

So, yeah, it's been awhile. My bad. I've no excuses outside of general laziness mixed in with some selfishness. In the spirit of getting back into it, I thought I'd share the meal I made the night I proposed that JB and I get married. She said yes; feel free to take that as a […]

Quick & Easy Chili Recipe

Tim: "Is this your 3-day chili?" Me: "No, it was an afternoon quickie." Tim: "Well, those can be just as hot sometimes." This is a 3-hour chili recipe, but if you used a stove-top pot instead of a crock pot, it would go quicker. You'll need: 1 lb black beans, rinsed 1 lb kidney beans, […]

How to make borscht

If you've been following my daily food intake on Facebook, you'll notice that I'm having a bowl of borscht every night. Last Sunday, we made enough soup for the week. It's ridiculously easy, and tastes better as the week goes on. Ingredients: 6 fresh beets 1 beef bone (we used a split knuckle bone, because […]