Eggplanchetta

Most of my creations start with trying to duplicate something delicious that I ate at a restaurant. Of course I usually try to finagle the recipe out of them first. But try as I did, I was unsuccessful at La Posta in Panama City where we were greeted with champagne and little eggplant appetizers along…

Oysters Rocket Feller

Nothing says “Holiday Appetizer” more than oysters on the half shell, especially in the Atlantic region. This recipe is a variation of the traditional Oysters Rockefeller which originated at Antoine’s restaurant in New Orleans in 1899. It was created as a substitution for escargot, which apparently the French-descendent locals could not live without. To make…

Bacon and Sweet Potato Galette

  This, my fellow pirates, was EASY and DELICIOUS. Wow…this recipe showed up in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks back (don’t judge; pirates need their financial news…) and I thought “huh…that’s one I might try.” They tend to have very complex recipes, or require crazy exotic ingredients that my truffle-oil-soaked co-pirate might have,…

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster…there aren’t many more dramatic, glamorously celebratory desserts.  A tropical, rich concoction…it’s boozy sauce set aflame!  Tempted to ring in 2017 with this decadence I realized…you are breaking two of the cardinal rules of boat safety: no bananas (maritime bad luck magnets), and fire (the only thing, other than more water coming on than…