Traditions: Easter Dinner

Last year was our first effort at a family Easter. This year there was no snowshoeing, but we did dye and hide eggs. Baguette hunted them, with help from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Then there were deviled eggs. And Mr. … Continue reading

Traditions: Easter Parade

What are your Easter traditions? Growing up, we would hunt eggs and go to Mass. I don’t remember a specific Easter dinner, but I do somehow associate ham with the holiday. So at some point we must have had ham. … Continue reading

Ham and Beans

I’m trying to cook more, and to use what I have. One of the things I have is several freezer bags of ham, left over from a bout of Christmas cooking. Another thing I have is a variety of dried … Continue reading

Holiday Traditions: Roundup

I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas–unless you don’t celebrate it, in which case I hope you had a very nice day. We can all use nice days. When I was a child (and a teen, and … Continue reading

Last-Minute Frenzy

Not shopping, thank goodness–but we have two days off while Baguette’s day care is still open, and that means that we’re trying to fit both relaxation and accomplishment into that time period. Mr. Sandwich is building a wheel so that … Continue reading

Bill’s Cafe

If you’re in San Jose and wondering where to have breakfast, you might want to drop in at Bill’s Cafe. Located in the charming (and expensive) neighborhood of Willow Glen, Bill’s offers up the basics and beyond. Our table wound … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. Mr. Sandwich’s parents are coming over, and here’s what we’re feeding them: ham creamed corn (recipe from Lawry’s) roasted asparagus cheesy potatoes Triple Sec pound cake. So what is everyone thankful for? … Continue reading

Philippe the Original

Lovers of French dip sandwiches will definitely want to pay a visit to Philippe. The restaurant stretches through several rooms with tables and barstools of varying heights. A snack and sundries counter stands by the front door–but the reason for … Continue reading