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The Perfect Breaded Pork Chops with Merlot Onion Cherry Jam

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not a huge fan of pork chops. That being said, if I’m going to eat a pork chop, it better be a damn good pork chop or I’d rather just have take out. Over the years I’ve figured it out, mostly after receiving an unsolicited shipment of […]

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Pomegranate And Bourbon Braise Oxtails with Smokey Cheddar Grits & What Sandy Hook Elementary Taught Me

  As a mom, this tragedy has left a deep wound on my soul. I see my own baby in the faces of all of the victims. Not an hour has gone by in the past few days that I haven’t had those lost lives on my mind. Playing blocks with my daughter brought me […]

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Panko Pork Chops With Jalapeno Peach Jam

  My two-year old has started to name her stuffed animals. While the majority of two-year olds default to naming stuffed animals after physical attributes (Spot, Stripes, Blackie, Snowy), Tater has decided, all on her own, on the following names for her 5 favorite stuffed animals, who she collectively refers to as her “Pals:” Dobies, […]

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Pig Newton Jam (Bacon & Fig Jam) With Puff Pastry Biscuits

I love forming culinary obsessions. Foods that I can’t stop thinking about, that work their way into my kitchen via said obsession on a regular basis. Maybe you have tired of my bacon jam post, and if that is the case than I can pretty safely assume that you have never made it. It is […]

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Carbonara Couscous

There is something so comforting about being busy. A hectic lifestyle reminds me that I’m needed, that I have a function. I was interviewing a brewery owner yesterday for a piece I’m writing for Honest Cooking and he put it into perspective for me. “When I’m old, I don’t think I’ll wish I slept more.” […]

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Roasted Jalapenos with Bacon Jam & Goat Cheese

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky (Photo source unknown) Thank you for all of the people who had fought, those who have died, the ones who will always nurse wounds and the mothers and fathers who had to stand back and watch it happen. Thank you for the gift of peaceful […]

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Bacon & Panko Crusted Scallops

Bacon & Panko Crusted Scallops

Bacon wrapped scallops sound like such a great idea, don’t they? Two fabulously delicious meats teaming up for one incredible bite. There’s an issue. A  huge, unavoidable, technical glitch: the cooking times. Like most great loves lost, the deal breaking fundamental flaw is timing. Bacon takes somewhere around 3 times as long to cook as […]

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BLT Caprese Sliders With Puff Pastry Buns

BLT Caprese Sliders With Puff Pastry Buns

Small food is for the commitment phobic.  Or maybe just for those of us that want to experience everything.  I don’t want to have to decide between a pull pork sandwich, bree grilled cheese and a burger. I want them all. Which is why I will always owe a debt of gratitude to Spain and the brilliance […]

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Butternut Squash and Bacon Pot Pie & Job Interview Tips

Butternut Squash and Bacon Pot Pie & Job Interview Tips

Butternut Squash and Bacon Pot Pie plus what not to do when interviewing for a job.

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How To: Roll Cut and Stuff Pork Loin

How To: Roll Cut and Stuff Pork Loin

How to Roll Cut and Stuff A Pork Loin.

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