Barbar’s Granola

Toasty, sweet, crispy, and a hint of tart mixed in, this is Jordan’s favorite granola. Since granola is so expensive, we set-out to make it from scratch, saving about $10 per batch. It’s the perfect granola. [wprm-recipe-jump] [wprm-recipe id="1086"] Quick background about where this recipe came from, and how it’s used When we were first […]

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Gramma’s Soup

Oddly satisfying, deceptively simple, and my go-to dinner on exhausted nights when dinner must be made, but I have no oomph left to make it. This beef-vegetable soup sinks down into our bones, nourishing every ache, and settling easy on the stomach no matter what ails us. It’s like magic. [wprm-recipe-jump] [wprm-recipe id="1081"] Quick background […]

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Jordan’s Most Totally Amazing Mashed Potatoes

Having a stand-alone recipe for mashed potatoes is a must. No need to slather on the gravy here. Jordan has a distinguished palette, and came-up with this stellar stand-alone one day, and since the proportions of the typical stand-alone ingredients were dead-on, we immortalized them into the Emerson Mashed Potatoes Hall of Fame. [wprm-recipe-jump] [wprm-recipe […]

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Bread Pudding

My perfectly-seasoned Bread Pudding that won’t put you in a sugar coma. I was never one for overly-sweet desserts when I came to America, and this dish was designed to scratch all my Bread Pudding itches without putting my adrenals in crisis. [wprm-recipe-jump]

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Zuppa Toscana

Purely from scratch, and better ingredients and proportions make this Zuppa Toscana a creamy, hearty, and robust sausage-potato soup; every bite is perfection. For around 25 years, I’ve been making and tweaking this recipe to make it better, and more like its Olive Garden counterpart.  The result is a flavor that hit the mark and […]

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Barb’s Italian Beef Sausage

Since we’re allergic to pork, and so many of our favorite recipes call for sausage, a few years ago I set out to create an Italian beef sausage recipe that hit all my favorite flavor notes. This is it, and it’s my favorite sausage. It’s floral, and I think pretty wonderful. I’m always surprised that […]

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