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Sweet Potato Avocado Breakfast Toast

I’m typically not a fan of sweet potatoes. I have flashbacks of the “Thanksgiving Yams” that created flavor and texture issues for me as a 10-year-old.  As an adult, I’m finding that I like them more and more. There’s a soul food place near our house and their sweet potato fries will make you never […]

Thomas’ Blue Cheese Pasta

This is basically a “stinky cheese” version of Cacio e Pepe. And to really enjoy this recipe you have to really like blue cheese and garlic. I don’t know the origin of this one. It is Tom’s go-to meal if we don’t have any cheese for quesadillas. Ingredients: 1 box of corkscrew pasta, roughly one […]

Dan Dan Noodles

This recipe helped me figure out how to use peanut butter in Asian recipes without it feeling heavy when you eat it. Use your food processor.  I added some pre-cooked chicken for some extra protein.. Recipe from the great Alton Brown does not disappoint. I skipped the jalapeno due to some picky eaters. Ingredients to […]

Grilled Flank Steak Pastrami

This is one of those meat recipes that you can do a lot with. You could shave it thin for sandwiches or cut it a little thicker and eat it like you would for flank steak. Real easy and if you follow the instructions pretty impossible to mess up. Which is good given that flank […]

One Pan Pasta

I gave this a try after seeing it posted on the web in a couple of places. One pot recipes are big for the college crowd as it means fewer dishes to wash. You’re pretty much putting everything for a pasta or noodle dish into a pan with some water and the raw noodles. As […]

Chicken and Veggie Salad with Lime Dressing

I found this recipe on the Food Buskers’s YouTube channel. He doesn’t have a website where he posts his recipes so I had to watch the video a dozen or so times to get all of the ingredients and proportions. I think I have everything correct. This recipe is like a really fresh slaw with chicken. […]

Israeli Couscous with Apple, Cranberries and Herbs

This is an amazing dish and the story of how it came to us is almost as amazing. My wife was staying at a monastery and the monks served it up at one of the meals that night. I don’t know why but the idea of the monks searching the internet for a Giada De […]

The Only Chicken Parmesan Recipe You’ll Ever Need

I heard Matt Bittman talk about this recipe on the radio and then watched him make it online. i remember putting it in the oven thinking this makes more servings than I needed. After dinner, I was more than happy to have a lot of leftovers to take for lunch. Bittman suggests using sliced tomato, […]

Maple-Sriracha Pretzels

Just enough salt to balance the small kick of heat from the rooster sauce with a touch of sweet from the maple syrup. I’ve given these in plastic bags for Christmas presents to very happy gift-getters. Make sure you stir the pretzels in the sauce to evenly coat them before popping them in the over. […]

Beer-Glazed Beef Skewers with Smoked Cheese Dipping Sauce

Beer, steak and cheese dipping sauce…what’s not to love? INGREDIENTS 1.5 lbs sirloin beef, cut into 1½” chunks Steak seasoning 1 bottle Guinness 2 T butter 1 T flour ¾ cup milk 1¼ cups smoked Gouda cheese, shredded INSTRUCTIONS Pour the Guinness into a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and reduce […]