Jack’s Hollywood Diner AKA the Cop Diner!

There is nothing more comfortable and nostalgic than the “Old-School” diner. The kind you would find while driving down Route 66, or perhaps on some forgotten highway in the Midwest, or right here in Hollywood Florida, on US-1, one of the most historic roads in the USA. Jack’s Hollywood diner has character, not just with the…

Festival Flea Market Food Court

Find out why the food is just right at the Festival Flea Market Food Court…

Make a Tuna Melt Sandwich on the Stove

Every hometown diner has it… The Tuna Melt with Fries. It’s beloved comfort food for just about everyone including myself and especially my wife. So, on her late night at work, I decided to surprise her with her favorite comfort food upon her arrival home. It’s actually a very simple dish to make so here…

See Thai & Japanese Hallandale

Sometimes the very best neighboorhood restaurants are tucked away so discreetly that you would never know they existed, even if you lived right next door. But when you do find them, its ‘heaven’, ‘nirvana’, and ‘paradise’ all rolled into one. On the way back from feeding a friend’s cat — our lives frequently revolve around cats —…

Pizza Rustica Hollywood

As the Polar vortex is slowly exiting the northern parts of our nation, we are experiencing 70-degree temperatures. So all is well in paradise but in some ways, it is “too-well”. Especially in the case for our animals, specifically cats. Because of our year-round warm temperatures, feral cats are free to reproduce all year long. And…

El Paso II

Driving down US 1 in Hollywood you get to see gems from the heyday of interstate motoring of years gone by and some others like the Circ Hotel which is brand new. Along the way there are also many fine eateries that often don’t get a second glance; because they are almost hidden in plain…

Indian Butter Chicken in the Instapot

I don’t have too many cooking toys, but my favorite one after my coffee maker of course, is my Instapot. Or do I call it an Instant Pot? That might lead to some misinterpretations. Back to the point, I think that Instapot’s do very well with stews as well as other hearty dishes and Indian…

How To Make Eggplant Parmigiana

In Italian food there is no dish as famous as Eggplant Parmigiana — sometimes just referred to as Eggplant Parm. This hearty dish could run you upwards of $20 at any nice restaurant and maybe $12 or more at the takeout, or you could easily make it at home like I did for under $5 per…

Kelly’s Landing

One of the great ideological divides of our time is conservative vs. progressive, no, actually even greater is the divide between those who like Manhattan Clam Chowder and those who like New England Clam Chowdah’. Yes, I spelt it that way because that is the way it is properly pronounced. Chow-dah. Just maybe you feel…

Finally Shakshuka – Easy Recipie

So, I’ve finally made my own version of Shakshouka. The Israeli/Arab/Mediterranean dish is one of my favorites and I always wanted to create my own since first having one on Stirling Avenue in Hollywood Florida. My version is made with eggplant just to make it a bit more ‘meaty’. But do not worry my vegan…

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ok most of us love fried rice, beef fried rice, chicken fried rice, shrimp fried rice and so on. But how healthy is it? We all know it’s not healthy at all. But what if there was an alternative that could give you the same flavor and texture while actually being good for you? There…

Kale Cranberry Pecan Artichoke Salmon Salad

It’s Monday and that means its time for a healthy meal to make up all the indulgences of the weekend. So, to start this week off right, we are going to “eat clean.” One could even say “paleo” but I don’t know if I’ll go that far. In any case, we are saving money by…

3 Days in St. Augustine

Over 500 years ago a group of intrepid men and women set foot on what would become Florida and founded a city that still exists today. The world of history is fascinating – at least to me – and the fact that there is such an old place so close by made the yearning to…

Shrimp Caesar Salad 

  This wonderful salad could set you back $14-20 at most restaurants. Here in our house, I’ve managed to make two of these salads for less than $10.   And yes, it’s remarkably easy… At my local Walmart, I picked up a Ceasar salad “kit” – all in one bag – for about $3. This…

Hurricane French Toast

We’re in the middle of a Hurricane Irma (HurricaneIrma) and with mother nature throwing her worst at Florida and Cuba, we’ve become refugees as we flee to higher ground. During a hurricane you can expect the power to go out, thus routine cooking becomes impossible unless you have a gas stove and the refrigerator will no…

Grilled Cheese – Home Cooking 

Eating well does not always mean eating out… You might think from this blog that I live an amazing life and eat out every day. The truth is, that no I don’t. I live a very modest life and have to budget my limited resources just like anyone else. That means I have to eat…

A Clean Food – Chicken Chili

 Yummy Chili Goodness! Clean food is the idea (movement) that food should have the least amount of fat and calories possible. It’s simple and clean cooking. Of course simple and plain does mean your food has to taste quick and easy. One of my favorite big dish cooking projects is what I like to…