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Ross Pipes
Durham, NC
Recently retired, Ross provided consulting services to 42 companies nationwide.
Interests: cooking, reading, writing, traveling
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Xièxiè (Thank you and may you have many blessings!)
Hope you enjoy the own-yons and celebrate the music of Uncle Earl!
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2011 on Roasted Pearl Onions at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Get inventive. This Cream Cheese, Cucumber, & Red Bell Pepper on Pecan Raisin Bread sandwich idea popped into my head today as I thought about all of the possible sandwich ingredients in our kitchen. I could eat like this all of the time. And I now do, since I put away the habit of eating greasy burgers and picked up on the idea of eating foods that are both healthy and delicious. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
I wanted to make a good Irish Stew as soon as soon as we returned home from Ireland. How nice it would have been to buy the ingredients at the Dingle, Ireland, Farmers Market. But I found great local produce here in Durham, North Carolina. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Here is a different and delicious sandwich to serve family and guests. It is a Toasted Brie, Heirloom Tomato, and Red Bell pepper sandwich served on brown bread. It would be even better to serve it on Brown Irish Soda Bread. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
So what makes this roast different than your exquisite Sunday pot roast? Well, that you prepared a delicious pot roast to make Monday night special. It is also a simple meal to prepare. This pot roast was slo-roasted in my cast iron Dutch oven and in a 325 degree oven. And, the flavor of this roast was sensational. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Nothin' could be fina than sittin' down to eat Grandpas cukes n' onions and a big ol' tomato fresh from the garden on a summer's eve. If you're like me, you'll want more love. So I'd serve some other garden treats like hot corn on the cob drippin' with butter and salted well, and while at it, why slide a pan of slo-roasted vegetables on the table. This is a garden love feast. Serve it all up with a pitcher of sweet iced tea. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
What do you do when you open your refrigerator vegetable bin and find an odd lot of vegetables that you'll lose if you don't do something with them soon. I don't wait. I gather them up, wash them, trim roots, peel, and arrange them in a roasting pan to make a nice looking presentation. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Make a big platter of grandpa's delicious deviled eggs because they'll disappear before you know it. You might even want to make a double recipe, and stick some away in the back of the fridge where you can get to them for a snack:-)) Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
My father, Lloyd Pipes, often said to me, "Son, food must look good, smell good, and taste good to be good. We eat with all of our senses. So you must always make sure the food you serve looks good, smells good, and tastes good." I prepared this salmon to me his criteria. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Some of you folk may recall a classic 1940s or 1950s scene between a husband and wife. George comes home from the foundry, swinging his lunch pail and smiling broadly as he climbs the steps of 'his' old front porch. He greets Florence with a peck on the cheek, and he says, “Hi Honey, I'm starving, what’s for supper?” The wife trembles a bit, smiles, and fearfully replies “I’ve cooked something new to surprise you George.” His smile disappears and he says, “Like, what?” Florence announces her special creation. And George raises his nose and gives her a :-(, Now here's an up-to-date 2011 version of this old story brought to life. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
There are not many foods that are quite as good as fresh chicken salad sandwiches on a hot summer day. Pick and chop chicken from the chicken not eaten the night before and bring together the goodness of the chicken, chopped hardboiled eggs, chopped fresh celery,sweet pickle relish, and salad dressing. Spread the salad on fresh artisan bread and serve the sandwich with sweet ice tea for a happy and delicious lunch. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
This is a really nice soup with just enough warmth to soothe your soul. It is gentle. You need not worry about it being too spicy. It contains wonderful ingredients and has a rich taste. Serve Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowder as a meal or to compliment a meal. It is so good that the people at your table are likely to eat the entire pot of soup in one setting. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Here's another healthy, delicious sandwich served with a dish of sweet watermelon for a great lunch. Make it at home and eat it at home, or make it and pack it for your lunch at work. This sandwich combines wonderful ingredients including artisan bread, cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, and slices of fresh avocado. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Yes, it does enhance the flavor. And the apple aroma of the wine fills the house. It smells so good!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on French Roast Chicken at Grandpa's Home Cooking
It works in our house. Everyone is happy because they get what they want. And it is easy to do. I'm always happy to cook more than one variety at a time. I consider it a pleasure to cook what makes folks happy. It is a labor of love, just like my great grandmother did for us. She was a saint.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Kabobs! at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Ask the grocer to order the frozen duck breasts. Most are sold frozen. If you can find a local meat shop, they'll be glad to order it. I love quick fried duck breast. It is delicious!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Duck Breast at Grandpa's Home Cooking
It enhances the flavor and the apple aroma of the wine fills the house. We love it!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Sunday Fried Chicken at Grandpa's Home Cooking
When I was a boy it was understood that the adults were to eat the white meat and the children were to eat the dark meat. To this day, and I'll soon be 70, I absolutely love the dark meat and refuse to eat the white meat. I love the meaty, moist, and flavorful chicken thighs. My wife is thrilled because she loves the white meat. We're both happy:-)
I dare you to quit eating this sinful pleasure. Once you taste it, you'll not stop eating it until it is all gone. When you serve your guests my favorite French appetizer, Pate & Onion Marmalade on Toasted Baguette slices, the platter of this food will disappear so fast that folks will be looking at you as if to say, "You got anymore of this?" Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Simple and loaded with flavor, Grandpa's Winery Bruschetta is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Italian wine. I love wine and this appetizer is a perfect match. Don't forget to eat the fresh basil while your at it. It's all good! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
Baked Sicilian olives are a great appetizer to eat while sipping wine. Set plates about for guests to nibble while sipping. This is a munchie that is reasonable in cost and easy to prepare. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Grandpa's Home Cooking
We used to live in Hurricane, WV. I love beautiful and wonderful West Virginia. I worked in Charleston. Folks got together very often. At times ... every night!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on Ramps at Grandpa's Home Cooking
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Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on Ramps at Grandpa's Home Cooking
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Mar 29, 2011