Crew Mess

Holiday Ham Balls

The holidays are all about family. My mother, Joyce, is a terrific cook and always put on the fete during Christmas.She is famous for her Holiday Ham Balls. I therefore…

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Ridiculously Simple French Dip Sandwich

It’s been awhile since I’ve cooked something in the slow cooker, so on a recent trip to the Bahamas, I thought that French Dip sandwiches would be a terrific meal.…

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Pumpkin Spice Mini-Cakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my yacht owners also owns a professional minor baseball team in Sioux City, Iowa. As a fan, I traveled to Sioux City in September to cheer on the…

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Try Mustard-glazed Chicken for a flavorful, inexpensive dish

Yacht owners often ask me where I come up with my recipes. Some are picked up on my travels around the world, and some are more domestic in nature. I…

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Summertime means apple pie

Nothing says America better than baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. The apple pie (or tort) dates back centuries and was brought to the New World by immigrant English, Swedes…

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Memories surface with Cowboy Stew

Every once in a while, I get an assignment that makes me say, “what the …?” I received a call last week from the vice president of marketing of Sea…

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Masitas de Puerco Cubano

With all of the recent talk of the United States normalizing relations with Cuba, my memory takes me back to several deliveries where I stopped in Cuba en route to…

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

In 1989, I delivered a 54-foot Bertram from Hong Kong to Guam and stayed for a year and a half to start the owner’s charter fishing operation. While there, I…

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Crew Mess: Texas Easy Slow-Cook Chili

Texas Easy Slow-Cook Chili Since long ago, when the second person on Earth mixed peppers and beef and cooked them together, the great debate began; who makes the best chili.…

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Pollo (chicken) Pibil recipe

Pollo Pibil is a Mexican chicken dish from the Yucatan in which chicken is smothered with achiote paste and sour orange juice and slow cooked in banana leaves over hot…

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