Category: Recipes

Lamb Crown Roast

Lamb Crown Roast turned out to be easier than I’d imagined, but the trick for getting it right the first time was a remote insta-read thermometer with a set point with an alarm. The accuracy of the temp is very important, so make sure you purchase a Taylor or other reliable brand.

Maine-Style Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

Because of the detail I’ve developed regarding the history of Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, I’ve posted it on my Cuisinology site. If you’re interested in reading this history it’s available at this link: The History of Lobster Macaroni and Cheese Lobster Macaroni & Cheese in the Maine style according to dishes served in the state, […]

Roast Sweet Potatoes

Roast Sweet Potatoes is one of the simplest yet most flavorful side dishes to make and serve. It goes well with a wide variety of side dishes, from roast or fried chicken, to all types of barbecued meats, to steaks and chops of beef and pork. It also works as a breakfast side for egg […]

Recipe: Handmade Cranberry Sauce

Preserving fruit in any manner can take quite a bit of time and generate a lot of dirty quipment for cleanup. And while I’d made jams and jellies many times over the years, making cranberry sauce for the holidays had never really come to mind. Now, I love cranberries, particularly the more pure juices for […]

The Ubiquitous Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled Pork Hoagie With Mary being a travel nurse now, and the two of us moving around the country on a regular basis, we have plenty of opportunity to feed other people. We occasionally feed not only the people we stay with, but more often we feed the staff she’s working with in a given […]

Updated Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

A serving of Chicken Noodle Soup made with this recipe for the overnight staff at Holzer Senior Center in Gallapolis, Ohio, on January 12, 2019. I had first posted my recipe for Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup on December 30, 2007. In the subsequent decade it’s been made numerous times at our house during chilly days […]

Recipe: Crock Pot Creamed Corn

One of the most popular recipes on Luna Pier Cook is Mary Jewett’s Kentucky Sweet Corn Pudding. We’ve enjoyed it ourselves for many holiday get-togethers over the couple decades since we first got a copy of it from Mary herself. The number of page views on the recipe have really skyrocketed since I first posted […]

Dishing On Pork Belly, With Recipes

Oven-Roasted Pork Belly at our house. The recipe is below. Back when I was a kid, when all the good radio stations were still on the AM band, dad would listen to the Farm Report. Well, he had it on in the mornings, and he may not have been listening to it while he was […]

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

An end piece of Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf, with the requisite greens. Meatloaf is fun to make. Take some ground meat, throw in some bread or cracker crumbs, some chopped onions, and some other spices. You can then bake it as a loaf, grill it as burgers, or bake off individually-formed servings for buffets or catering. It’s […]