Category: Barry’s family

  • Red-white-and-blue rhubarb cake

    This is a beautiful summertime treat, and kids love it! 5 C sliced rhubarb (if it’s not very red, you can mix it with a few drops of red food coloring) 1 3-oz package strawberry gelatin 1 C sugar 3 C mini marshmallows 1 box white cake mix (we substituted Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free) 12…

  • Pork Curry Hot Pot

    2 lbs lean boneless pork, (cut into 1 inch cubes) (I use leftover pork or other meats) 2 T margarine/olive oil (unnecessary if already cooked) 1-1/2 C sliced onion 1 C chopped peeled raw apples 4-5 T flour 3-4 t curry powder, or to taste 1/4 t pepper 1/4 t nutmeg 1 t salt (optional)…

  • North Carolina-Style Coleslaw

    This zippy slaw is not like anything we ate while living in North Carolina — it’s got some serious spicy-hot kick to it. Maybe Tex-Mex Coleslaw would be a more appropriate name! Makes a generous 6-8 servings DRESSING  (adding while hot improves the texture of the slaw and speeds the marinating process) 2 C apple…

  • Beet hummus

    1/2 lb pound beets, cooked, peeled, and diced 2 T tahini 4-5 T lemon juice 1-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 T cumin 1 T lemon zest 1/4 t salt 1-1/2 t sesame oil (optional) 1-1/2 t dill weed (optional) Cayenne and fresh-ground black pepper to taste Process all ingredients in a blender or food…

  • Barbecued Lima Beans

    Even lima-haters will enjoy this. It’s a family favorite from Barry’s Mom. 1/2 lb salt pork 2 C dried lima beans 5-1/2 C water 2 T vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 1/4 C molasses 3 T cider vinegar 2 T sweet pickle relish 2…

  • Brownsville Shrimp and Rice

    Serves 6. 1 lb medium frozen shrimp, peeled, or 3 cans (4-1/2 oz) shrimp, drained 1 C sliced celery 1 C chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 T butter or oil 1-lb can diced tomatoes 13-1/2 oz can chicken broth 1 C brown rice 3/4 t salt 1-1/2 t chili powder 1/2 t marjoram…

  • An illustrated guide to charcoal-grilled turkey

    An illustrated guide to charcoal-grilled turkey

    Have you ever wondered how to cook a turkey on a charcoal grill? When it’s time to cook a turkey, it’s usually a holiday, and the kitchen is a madhouse. There are pies and casseroles and rolls to be baked, and the oven is never big enough for everything. Cooking the turkey outside is a…

  • Rhubarb with asparagus and mushrooms

    This is a very unusual rhubarb recipe: A vegetable side dish, instead of a dessert. All the other rhubarb recipes I’ve seen call for tons of sugar to temper the sourness. Instead, this one uses rhubarb’s characteristic pucker power to enhance asparagus and mushrooms, a little like using lemon or vinegar. 2 T vegetable oil…

  • Nona’s Cheesecake

    This recipe comes from Barry’s great-grandmother via his cousin Sandy Langdon, of Traverse City, Michigan. “Cousin,” in this case, is kind of a simplified term — Sandy is both Barry’s first-cousin-once-removed and his second-cousin-once-removed. I’m impressed by the fact that we have a recipe from that generation, since I have only one recipe from one…

  • Barbecued Spareribs

    The original recipe for this came from Harrison’s Restaurant, in Grandview (Columbus), Ohio. Good barbecued spareribs are made in two basic steps: Cooking the ribs and then applying the barbecue sauce. First, cook the ribs in a large pot with plenty of water. Much of the water will evaporate during the cooking process. Add to…