Category Supper

Portobello Burgers with Mozzarella and Basil

These came highly recommended by one of my co-workers named Erin. I quickly made them for dinner tonight and we dove in. They are really tasty and the basil mayo adds a nice touch. Only now do I realize that I forgot the cheese. They still tasted pretty good. The recipe seems to have left out […]

Buttermilk Brined Chicken Breast

Chicken and I have not had a good relationship. Typically I cook and worry that I’ll end up serving raw chicken so I overcook and wind up dishing out a chewy piece of dry meat. This buttermilk brine seems to offer something of a buffer. The fine folks at Fine Cooking call it your next […]

Meals with Rusty: Orange-Glazed Ham

Previously I’ve written about the thousands of recipes our friend Rusty left behind. His life’s work was our Easter dinner. Like the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” I may start calling these posts “Meals with Rusty.”   This ham is unbelievably easy to make and bake. Carving it up is especially simple. Serves…a lot with leftovers. […]

Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots

For most of my young life I assumed that everyone ate Mac and Cheese from a box provided by the kind folks at Kraft. Those culinary geniuses had found a way to not only make noodles in the shapes of cartoon characters they also managed to package an ungodly amount of cheese in a silver […]

Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary and Thyme

No muss, no fuss. Bake up a loaf of crusty bread to mop up the oil and you’re in heaven! Ingredients: 6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 6 fresh thyme sprigs 3 large fresh rosemary sprigs, halved Freshly ground black pepper 1-1/2 lb. extra-large shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), preferably wild, peeled and deveined 1-1/2 […]

Baked Eggs with Chives and Cream

Add some buttered toast to mop up the yolks and you’ve got a breakfast treat that you can eat any time of the day. Top with some shredded cheese? Maybe chop up some crispy bacon and toss it inside?  Ingredients tsp. unsalted butter, softened 4 large eggs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1-1/2 […]

Taco Truck Tacos Part Dos

Earlier, I posted a recipe for taco truck tacos. In it you brown bacon and ground beef in separate pans and then dump the drained ground beef into the bacon to simmer and get flavorful in the bacon fat.  My oldest son and I got this taco truck taco recipe when we took a bacon […]

Pan Fried Beef Bun

I found this recipe a few days after talking with some friends about a new dim sum restaurant that opened downtown. If you’re going to make these I highly recommend going to the original post. It has fantastic photography and also a video to help you figure out how to twist the dough to get […]

Pork Braised in Banana Leaves with Manchamantel Sauce

“Manchmantel” is Spanish for tablecloth stainer.  How can you argue with a recipe that by name is tempting you to fill your mouth so full with tasty happiness that it will spill out on the table? Get me a couple of tortillas or some buns and let’s start eating! This serves 12. Ingredients For the […]

Great Homemade Pizza Sauce

I’ve been meaning to share the sauce recipe below for homemade pizza. You can make it ahead of time or make it and use it right away. I’ve also included a link to the Blind Dog Pizza website. Its creator is a genius. He’s a baker for the bread bakery at the local co-op and […]