Garden of Gourds

Summer squash–zucchini and its relatives in the cucurbita family–strike me as the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables: they “don’t get no respect.” Backyard garden standards nearly as common as tomatoes, ubiquitous at farmers markets, summer...

F&D Recommends Jamaican Jerk Chicken at the Kentucky Reggae Festival (recipe included)

Certain foods bring more to the table than just their good taste. Some foods evoke a range of sensory connections that tie us to experiences and memories. For me, when I eat the foods of...
Bar Tools

Set up your Home Bar in time for Derby Parties.

Many of us host parties during Derby Season and from the entertaining front, the home bar is the center of attention. Here is a guide to help you get that home bar up and running. For...

Chimichurri and Baked Cheese Grits Recipe

There’s not much good about a bad economy. Many of us are paying now for pleasures we enjoyed months or even years ago, when we had no idea the brakes were on and we...

Pawpaw season has begun!

I mentioned in the recent F&D recipe story about pawpaws (below) that I would make a point to inform readers when paw paws are available at farmers markets. For two weeks now, I have been...

Easy Entertaining: Celebrate With Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Or holidays? Well we have a reason to celebrate then because there are no less than 42 official Chocolate Holidays during the year. And the winter season has a few...

Rainy Day Barbecue Kabobs & Roasted Coleslaw (Recipe)

It's the time of year when people are firing up their grills for summer cookouts, but it's also time for those April showers that drive people indoors - especially in Louisville this year. That...

Cooking with Ron—Stews to Chase the Winter Blues

When winter winds nip at the nose, when the clouds spit snow and puddles freeze – that is the time for comforting meals of stew in steaming bowls accompanied by chunks of crusty bread. Stews...

Easy Entertaining — Easy Kebab Party

It’s hard to beat a cookout for casual entertainment. The mood is relaxed, never rushed, and the food is informal, which makes for a perfect opportunity to grill kebabs. This ancient means of grilling food...
Country ham and cheese pillows

Cooking with Ron: Un-fussy Country Ham

A whole ham is a challenge, but here are some ways to appreciate Kentucky ham’s rich flavors without investing a lot of time and money. Everyone should go to a real Derby party blow-out at...