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Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe Without Eggs

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe Without Eggs

Despite a lot of the somewhat recent hate towards pumpkin flavored foods, I still love pumpkin and pumpkin spices – especially in the fall. I’ve been toying with this pumpkin spice cookie recipe for a while now. I had all kinds of problems with the recipe when I started. The original cookies turned out so … Continue reading

Homemade Baked and Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

Homemade Baked and Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

My brother went on a trip to Germany for work and asked me to send him an email with different foods I thought he should try. I haven’t been to Germany unfortunately, but I’ve frequented German restaurants in the U.S. enough to give him some recommendations. Among those many recommendations was to seek out authentic German … Continue reading

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe with Sesame Seeds

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe with Sesame Seeds

Most people just buy sauces at the store because it’s convenient, simple, and easy. The only down side is that you are pretty much stuck with whatever flavor is in the bottle plus some mystery ingredients depending on the brand. I often do the same thing and there are some great brands out there. Nonetheless, I’ve … Continue reading

Knockwurst Sausage Over Braised Cabbage Recipe

Knockwurst Sausage Over Braised Cabbage Recipe

While perusing the farmer’s market in Pawtucket, RI, I decided to stop at the PV Farmstand to see what Frank Martinelli, the self-proclaimed “King of Boar,” had to offer. I ended up purchasing some knockwurst sausage and immediately knew I wanted to try using them to make something other than a simple sausage sandwich. If you’re … Continue reading

Roasted Beet Salad with Yogurt and Arugula

Roasted Beet Salad with Yogurt and Arugula

Beets are one of those love ’em or hate ’em vegetables that you can find all year round, but which are at their peak from June to October. Their sweet, but unmistakably earthy taste combined with their firm yet tender texture when roasted makes them a sort of maroon oxymoron of flavors. Many of us … Continue reading

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

It took some time for mango salsa to grow on me because in the past I just didn’t enjoy the cloyingly sweet flavor that often accompanies many fruit salsas. What turned me around on the whole thing was trying a store-bought mango pineapple salsa that had a really spicy kick to it. There was just … Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

I’ve always wanted to make my own barbecue sauce and I finally got around to it. I came up with this recipe that creates a sweet, spicy, and smoky barbecue sauce that is surprisingly well balanced. I chose to use tomato paste as the base rather than something like ketchup because I wanted to make sure … Continue reading

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is easily one of my favorite accompaniments to barbecue or Southern cooking. It’s hearty, comforting, and adds a touch of savory-sweetness to any dish. It’s often one of the touchstones by which I judge any self-respecting barbecue restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s shocking how many restaurants don’t know how to make a good cornbread. Often, it … Continue reading

Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Every fall there is a nationwide run on pumpkin food items. It’s no different at my house except that between my wife and I we’re constantly trying to one up one another with our pumpkin creations. We’ve had some great achievements and a few set backs (mostly mine!) when coming up with new fall treats. … Continue reading

Dill Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Dill Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

I thoroughly enjoy pickles. I’m that guy subtly eyeing the pickle on your plate to see whether or not you’ll eat it. If you don’t, I may just swoop in and snatch it away. As a result, I’ve come to realize that the best pickles in my opinion are cold pickled and therefore require refrigeration. … Continue reading

Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Pickled Watermelon Recipe

Yes, this recipe is for pickled watermelon, but don’t go running for the hills just yet! The results are weird, but surprisingly tasty. This may just be one of the more unique recipes you experiment with. So many people love watermelon and it’s devoured in mass quantities every summer. Personally, I love watermelon that is … Continue reading

Dill Summer Salad Recipe

Dill Summer Salad Recipe

I enjoy salad, but I don’t necessarily go out of my way to eat it as much as I should. A few years ago, my friend made this dill yogurt salad for a summer barbecue and I couldn’t get enough of it. Not only did I eat numerous servings, but I promptly went home and … Continue reading

Classic Potato Salad with Eggs Recipe

Classic Potato Salad with Eggs Recipe

Side dishes are an often overlooked element of a great meal. Many times, what sets a great meal apart from other similar meals are the side dishes. A poor side dish can really distract from a great entree and a really good side dish can give the illusion of a much better meal. That’s why … Continue reading

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Few dishes scream summer like fresh homemade salsas such as pico de gallo or green tomatillo salsa. While salsa’s often have similar flavors, tomatillo salsa is unique in that it’s not made with tomatoes. Tomatillos aren’t tomatoes at all even though they look so similar. They are in fact more closely related to gooseberries! The best … Continue reading

Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

Labneh Dip with Tomato and Cilantro

A while ago, my wife and I were hunting for foods we hadn’t tried in a Middle Eastern market. As a lover of yogurt and cheese, she spotted a container of Labneh, which is a kind of Arabic Yogurt. It goes by other names and pronunciations as well, like “Labne,” “Laban,” or, “Kefir Cheese,” although … Continue reading