Angry Pig Fried Rice

aI will admit I decided to make this dish based solely on the name.  I think I would make anything with “Angry Pig” in the name. This dish has an interesting, subtle Asian flare with some unique flavors. I came across this recipe on the Food & Wine website. I didn’t have the peppercorns, snow […]…

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Happy New Year! Culinary Challenges & Resolutions

Happy New Year! I am a novice food blogger, novice foodie, and novice cook. I cook a lot of recipes I find challenging so that I learn new skills and new flavors. Many of the recipes I try seem complicated. Many of the ingredients don’t seem as if they blend together well. Some ingredients are completely new to […]…

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Roast Pork with Acorn Squash Puree for Sunday Dinner

This Roast Pork with Acorn Squash Puree came from Food and Wine. The puree is the star of this dish. It is hearty and full of flavor. Roasting the vegetables brings out the meatiness of the dish, and all of the vegetables blend together perfectly. Instead of using the center cut rack of pork, I […]…

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Homemade Cran-Apple Pie

Here is a technique that I would really like to master…..homemade pie! All through the summer, my family is making fresh pies with whatever fresh fruit is ripe. The pies are amazing. The pie doughs are homemade. This is only the second pie that I have ever attempted, and I do need some work. The […]…

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Moroccan Spiced Venison Gyros with Spicy Tzatziki

One meat I always have an abundance every fall and winter is venison. I am always looking for new, innovative venison dishes. I love gyros and Middle Eastern inspired dishes. I spent a summer in college studying in the Atlas Mountains of Northern Morocco, and dishes like couscous and schwarma were some of my favorites. This […]…

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Bacon, Lettuce, & Pear?

Click here for Bacon, Lettuce, and Pear Sandwich from Tasting Table. BLT’s are one of my favorites. Main reason is that I love bacon! I tried the Fried Green Tomatoes BLTs which were fabulous. So when I ran across the “BLP”, I knew I had to try it. This recipe calls for pickled pear, aioli, […]…

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Crispy Pork Milanese from Food and Wine

My family loved this dish. I went to the meat market and requested the pork cutlets. I believe having the 3 ounce cutlets contribute to the crispiness of the pork. I made a few small changes to the recipe. I used plain 100% apple juice instead of cider because that is what I had on […]…

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Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta….New Family Favorite!

My brother sells Cutco knives which by the way I highly recommend. This is another recipe he sent from the Cutco Kitchen. He may have sent it because he wanted me to make it when he came to visit. No worries, I will definitely make this again and again….and again. I loved this dish! The […]…

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