Italian Three Bean Salad

This is a very simple, old-fashioned recipe that I remember eating as a child.  I didn’t eat much as a child, but I did like this.  I don’t think anyone even told me it was technically Italian food.  We didn’t label food like that 50 years ago.  We just ate whatever was put before us,…

Braised Pork Shoulder

I usually cook the pork shoulder whole, but this time I decided to try something different.  Ferdinand and I were shopping and he spotted pork shoulder for $1.29/lb.  That’s a pretty good price and I am trying to encourage him to eat – anything.  I like to make a marinade paste and stuff it into…

Spanish Spaghetti with Olives

You’d be amazed at the difference just adding a few simple ingredients makes to an ordinary and familiar dish. I kinda, sorta hate spaghetti because I used to make it so often when my kids were small and I was broke. That was all the time, like several nights a week. But that’s what you…