Pasta Primavera Recipe

I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to Spring. My favorite season is the fall because it's not as hot and humid as the Summer, which is great for a bigger guy like me that isn't at his most attractive when damp. On the other hand, I always get excited for the Spring even... Continue Reading →

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 →

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Recipe

I've had a lot of posts about my visit to New Orleans such as my Visual Food Tour, Collard Greens Recipe, and Boudin Preparation. Normally, I like to mix things up, but when there is so much great food to choose from in New Orleans, why limit yourself? On my first visit to New Orleans,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Extra Crispy Chicken Tenders

I freaking love chicken tenders. Especially dipping them in different sauces to change up their flavors. I don't know why, but I do. Frankly, I'm not sure I even need to explain myself, so take me as I am! While looking around online, I saw a baked Chicken Tender recipe that caught my eye from... Continue Reading →

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 →

Tender Classic Meatballs

After my first attempt at meatballs yielded a very dense product, I decided to go back to the drawing board. I read that using white bread and milk can really help make meatballs tender, so I incorporated those ingredients into the recipe.  I also used a slightly fattier ground beef mix (85/15) and pureed the... Continue Reading →

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