Well Worn Apron Food

Welcome to the Well Worn Apron Food Travel Blog!

 

If my apron could tell tales, it would fill your ears of tales of meals cooked for friends and family in a few kitchens over the years. It was a gift from my Dutch sister-in-law almost two decades ago. The many stains on it are there to stay at this point. I like to say it gives the well worn apron character instead of being a dirty old thing. It is most cherished by me. And everyone around me as when the well worn apron comes off the pantry door, it means that some good food is coming their way. The well worn apron has even made it into my backpack to travel to cook for others, so for an apron it is well traveled.

Join me as I cook, eat, travel, and share on Well Worn Apron Food Travel Blog since 2011!

Cheers! And let’s eat!

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Dump the Bottled Ranch Dressing Once you make ranch dressing from scratch, you will never buy it from the store again. There is something creamy, tangy, and just so fresh tasting about it. Simple ingredients that most have in their pantry: mayo, sour cream, milk,...

Disappearing Tangier Island

Disappearing Tangier Island

Disappearing Tangier Island Tangier Island is a small island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. It is disappearing due to a change in climate. This post is not about climate change, but the loss of a unique community and culture. Tangier Island has a rich history...

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Boiled Peanuts from North Carolina

Boiled Peanuts from North Carolina

Boiled Peanuts are an NC specialty. Unless you are from eastern North Carolina then you most likely have never heard of boiled peanuts. They are a well-kept secret. It is a very seasonal and local specialty. You know it is that time of year when stands pop up all over...

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I stop at Farmers Markets

I stop at Farmers Markets

Brake for Farmers Markets I know I do whenever I get a chance. I spent the morning wandering through a farmers market on the Northern Neck of Virginia. In our move up the East Coast, I am enjoying the regional food culture of wherever we are staying. The Northern Neck...

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Getting Serious About Plant-Based Eating

Getting Serious About Plant-Based Eating

Plant-Based Eating - Not Just for Hippies   I've been down this road before regarding cutting down on meat in our family's diet. It is a struggle to come up with varied, filling, and tasty vegetarian meals to serve to my guys that they will eat willingly. It is...

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Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi

Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi

Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi with Kale   Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi is one of the only recipe where I can get my guys to eat kale without faces of pure disgust. The menfolk in my house are not fond of kale or any other bitter greens regardless of how it is prepared. You...

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Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

Nothing Beats Homemade Gnocchi   Being Irish with the DNA test to show I have no southern European genes, pasta came out of a box and the sauce from a jar growing up. Fresh pasta was unknown. In the late 70s and early 80s, my mom learned how to make tomato sauce...

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Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

Nothing Beats Homemade Gnocchi   Being Irish with the DNA test to show I have no southern European genes, pasta came out of a box and the sauce from a jar growing up. Fresh pasta was unknown. In the late 70s and early 80s, my mom learned how to make tomato sauce...

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

  Cranberry Chutney - A Multipurpose Condiment Most American holiday tables from Thanksgiving to Christmas have some sort of cranberry dish. I grew up the jellied kind that came out of a can. Just slice it up and serve it. Sometimes my Mom would make a cranberry...

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Balls over Rice Sticks

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Balls over Rice Sticks

Worth the Effort Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Balls over Rice Sticks Growing up in Newark, Delaware, there was a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon. It was my first exposure to Vietnamese food over thirty years ago now. It started my love affair with southeast...

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Flounder on a bed of mushrooms

Flounder on a bed of mushrooms

Super Simple and Sexy Flounder on a Bed of Mushrooms Got your attention with super simple and sexy. I don't know how long I have had this recipe for flounder. Believe I picked it up while in the Netherlands either a fish monger or the Albert Heijn grocery store. The...

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The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas this side of the Mexican State of Michoacán For us, a mark of a good Mexican restaurant in the US is how they prepare pork carnitas. Recently we have had trouble finding good carnitas so I decided to make them myself. My first...

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

Completely Cheesy Slowcooker Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna Lactose intolerance folks it maybe advised to look away in regards to this very cheesy spinach lasagna. Unless you wish to torture yourself with a recipe with four different cheeses. It is hard to resist the...

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Easy Potato Leek Soup

Easy Potato Leek Soup

Easy Potato Leek Soup Often on the weekends, we will have large filling lunches. When we do, I usually make my easy potato leek soup for dinner. Soup is perfect for a light dinner. It is a filling and satisfying meal. I swear it helps with digestion after the larger...

Lux French Macarons

Lux French Macarons

Making of the Lux French Macarons I seem to be on the French cooking spurt with the baguettes and now macarons. Perhaps that's telling me I need to plan a trip to France. Who wants to send me there for a month or so? For Well Worn Apron of course!  For the art of...

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Mary Berry’s Christmas Pavlova

Mary Berry’s Christmas Pavlova

Mary Berry's Christmas Pavlova Mary Berry's Christmas Pavlova is truly a holiday show stopper. While I am not a huge watcher of cooking shows, I enjoy watching The Great British Bake Off. It is a friendly and fun competition. Not like the cooking competition shows in...

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Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

  Cranberry Chutney - A Multipurpose Condiment Most American holiday tables from Thanksgiving to Christmas have some sort of cranberry dish. I grew up the jellied kind that came out of a can. Just slice it up and serve it. Sometimes my Mom would make a cranberry...

The Ultimate Brunch Dish Eggs Benedict

The Ultimate Brunch Dish Eggs Benedict

The Ultimate Brunch Dish: Eggs Benedict Stay in your PJs and don't bother to brush your teeth by bringing the ultimate brunch dish of Eggs Benedict to your table. No need to go out and spend $15 when you can make this at home. For us this is a holiday dish I usually...














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