Beer & Cheddar Soup with a Bacon & Onion Tart Some of y’all may have already seen shots of the Turkey I prepared for Thanksgiving this year, but I also wanted to share a fantastic course I pulled together from two great recipes in Food & Wine and Saveur for the holiday. Both [...]
Yeah, I’m just showing off my Mom’s and my skills from Thanksgiving… Arguably one of our best birds ever, thanks to the brilliant Molly Stevens who shared her family recipe in Saveur this year. I think she may catch us repeating next year!
Bruschetta is a dinner party staple with its ease of prep and ability to make ahead of time. And what’s just as exciting, you can play with a wide range of ingredients as long as you balance flavors and not over-serve with too much bread & filling. As you can see, I went a little [...]
Why? Because it comes at you from land, sea, and air! Constructed from an Angus third pounder, McChicken and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, who could possibly challenge this barrage of fast food. The indomitable bear, REI Jonez, that’s who. He took down the armed forces of McDonald’s in less than one minute, banquet beer in hand. Tip [...]
Sandwich is still the word of the month for April in my kitchen, so I’ve been trying out some new ideas – this one born of pork & pesto! Simply put, I baked some wide slices of slab bacon with fresh thyme sprigs at about 400 degrees in the oven, flipping halfway through to add [...]
Esposito’s Pork Shop is now serving a limited (so they say) run of chorizo sausage and I am happy to provide my endorsement. A little sweeter/softer than the usually more intense levels of heat I’m used to in chorizo, the subtle Italian influence on Esposito’s blend packs a nice balance of flavor and heat. Though [...]
Do you buy salad dressing in the grocery store? I certainly did for a while, especially if I was making some special kind of Sarah Lee-like shortcut, but homemade dressings are often cheaper and nearly always better. I think pretty much everyone knows that, but just aren’t willing to let themselves agree when it So [...]