Farfalle with Sweet Peas and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Sweet green peas, sautéed mushrooms, and heavy cream make this springy, earthy, and rich pasta dish come alive. Continue reading Farfalle with Sweet Peas and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Field Assignment: Lenten Fish Sandwich Tasting

Despite groans and promises of regret from our social networks, friends Nathan and Kim joined me in the bustling hamlet of Horn Lake, Mississippi on a Saturday to conduct a field study on fried fish sandwiches at national and local fast food chain restaurants. Continue reading Field Assignment: Lenten Fish Sandwich Tasting

Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins

As I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt and beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together, I thought about a mother making muffins for her young son who would grow up to become a man, an airman in the Air Force, a husband, an attorney, a father of three boys, a scoutmaster, and a grandfather. Continue reading Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins