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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

Lightly Fried and Baked Scotch Eggs Recipe

Lightly Fried and Baked Scotch Eggs Recipe

If you’ve ever thought about making breakfast in a more compact, portable, and delicious way, then the Scotch egg is the miracle product for you. It basically takes eggs, sausage, and toast and turns them into a singular, egg-shaped food delivery system. The crispy outside contrasts with the sausage, which in turn contrasts with the softer … Continue reading

How to Make Spam Musubi with Bacon and Egg

How to Make Spam Musubi with Bacon and Egg

The Hawaiian love of Spam is legendary. So much so, that the first “Hawaiian” thing I ate when I visited Oahu was a Spam musubi from Musubi Cafe Iyasume in Waikiki. For those of you that are familiar with Spam, you know that this typically pink, highly processed, canned meat product sits on shelves in … Continue reading

Kayem Artisan Sausages Review and Recipe Ideas

Kayem Artisan Sausages Review and Recipe Ideas

A little while ago, a representative for Kayem contacted me and asked if I would like to sample some of their new line of Artisan Sausages that I could review. I’m not one to pass up free things, so of course I agreed and shortly after I received an incredibly generous package from Kayem. I thought … Continue reading

Mushroom Stuffed Pork Chops Baked in Stuffing

Mushroom Stuffed Pork Chops Baked in Stuffing

This year some friends and I had an early Thanksgiving in Connecticut because my friends weren’t able to make it home this year. Our hostess called it, “Friendsgiving,” in an appropriate attempt at distinguishing the event from its usual late-month predecessor. While trying to come up with what dish to bring, my friend, Flex (of … Continue reading

Pulled Pork Shoulder in the Slow Cooker

Pulled Pork Shoulder in the Slow Cooker

I’ve smoked a pork butt twice (there’s really no un-awkward way to say that) and both times it was especially difficult to get it to that “fall-off-the-bone” state. Smoking takes hours and I don’t always have that kind of time on my hands, so I wanted to get all of that pork butt goodness, but … Continue reading

Boudin Sausage with Bourbon Gravy

Boudin Sausage with Bourbon Gravy

When I went to New Orleans for my friend’s wedding, he introduced me to a new food that I had never had before on the morning of his wedding. The groomsmen (and one groomswoman) gathered at my friend’s house and had breakfast together, which one of the groomsman prepared for us. That breakfast consisted of … Continue reading

Pork Wellington Recipe

Pork Wellington Recipe

I’ve watched a lot of Hell’s Kitchen on TV. That means I’ve watched a lot of Chef Gordon Ramsay yelling and cussing out many wannabe chefs due to their culinary failures. It also means that I’ve seen Beef Wellington served and prepared an absurd number of times in one setting.  Aside from the fact that … Continue reading

Sausage and Apple Stuffing Recipe

Sausage and Apple Stuffing Recipe

Traditionally, stuffing went inside of poultry and cooked along with the bird. I’m not sure when stuffing left the bird and ended up as its own dish, but I’m so glad it did. Ever since watching that episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air where all the moms, the sisters, and the grandmothers compete to … Continue reading

Collard Greens Recipe

Collard Greens Recipe

One of my friends described the feeling of coming back from New Orleans as “NOLA withdrawal.”  That makes sense because while in New Orleans for a friend’s wedding we tasted many delicious foods ranging from po’ boys to turtle soup to smoked bbq to boudin (a ridiculously amazing cajun sausage).  At Mother’s Restaurant in New … Continue reading

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Recipe

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Recipe

While visiting a friend out in Connecticut, he and his family rewarded my mini-road trip with a full day of smoking a pork shoulder. We used a dry rub that I came up with a couple of years ago and a combination of techniques discerned from my own experiences and from reading what others had … Continue reading

Caprese Salad and Proscuitto Sandwich

Caprese Salad and Proscuitto Sandwich

This is one of my favorite foods of all time and I especially love it in sandwich form, so this is a two-part blog.  Caprese salad is of Italian origin and is absurdly simple to make.  It’s just fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a little dressing. It’s just a great dish for when … Continue reading

Chipotle Flavored Pinto Beans Recipe

Chipotle Flavored Pinto Beans Recipe

These spicy and flavorful beans are absurdly easy to make.  I made them for the first time with just what I had lying around the house.  The chipotle peppers really make this dish, but the Canadian Bacon really added another element and depth to the flavor.  I often make these beans to serve with any … Continue reading

Baked Eggplant with Sausage Stuffing

Baked Eggplant with Sausage Stuffing

Halved eggplant with tomato sauce, cheese, and sausage stuffing.  Disclaimer: I did not write this recipe, but I did edit the format.  It is a guest blogger’s recipe and it does look tasty! Ingredients: 1 carrot sliced  (60 cal.) 1/2 onion diced (60 cal.) 1 can diced tomato (100 cal.) 1 tbsp olive oil (120 cal.) … Continue reading