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Pasta Primavera Recipe

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

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

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

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

Seafood Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Seafood Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Ok, so before I get into this dish, I will just go ahead and admit that it’s a weird one.  I’m not sure why I came up with it, but the idea intrigued me. I had some extra frozen scallops and shrimp that I needed to use, so I decided to try a new idea … Continue reading

Extra Crispy Chicken Tenders

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

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

Tender Classic Meatballs

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

Lean Meatballs with Caramelized Onions

Lean Meatballs with Caramelized Onions

Getting the right texture for meatballs is harder than you would imagine. This was my first attempt at making meatballs and they didn’t come out like I wanted, but they actually tasted pretty good.  The “problem” was that these meatballs were basically all meat and weren’t as tender as most meatballs I’ve had. If you … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Soup is not a meal (unless it’s real Ramen or Pho) so let’s just get that out in the open right now.  Nonetheless, this butternut squash soup came out so absurdly well that I would consider eating it as a light meal (or a hefty snack) with some toasted bread. I don’t know what made … Continue reading

Goat Cheese and Arugula Pizza (with Chicken)

Goat Cheese and Arugula Pizza (with Chicken)

While out with some friends in Providence, RI, we had dinner at Union Station Brewery (owned by John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House).  The food was decent, but one of the dishes, a personal arugula and goat cheese white pizza made me want to try re-creating it at home. I didn’t go with a white … Continue reading

Shredded Beef In The Slow Cooker Recipe

Shredded Beef In The Slow Cooker Recipe

Without a grill, cast iron pan, or simply a kitchen that can handle smoke from searing, it’s really tough for lay people to make great steaks.  Whenever I lived in apartments, I found it harder to cook meat the way I wanted due to a fear of the smoke alarm going off triggering firetrucks and … Continue reading

Apple Pie Filling and Dessert Topping

Apple Pie Filling and Dessert Topping

Pie rules and when fall rolls around, it’s time for pie spices in everything! This simple recipe for pie filling is not only absurdly easy, but it’s relatively fast and low-calorie (for a dessert). I tried to make it so that you can still taste all of the apple flavor, but still get that sense … Continue reading

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

I received a request for a fish taco recipe.  The requester also specified that she prefers non-battered fish, but I wasn’t sure I could comply with that request at the risk of making sub-par tacos.  Instead, I decided to try a tempura style batter, which would give the fish a very thin, low-calorie, layer of … Continue reading

Vodka Cucumber & Lime

Vodka Cucumber & Lime

I first had a variation of this drink called the “Cool Hand Cuke,” at the Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, MA.  I then tried a much sweeter version called a “Dead Rise” at Legal C Bar in Dedham, MA.  Lastly, while waiting for the rest of my party to arrive at Fugakyu in Brookline, MA (that’s … 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

Hummus (Authentic)

Hummus (Authentic)

Making hummus is more of an art than a science… At least that’s what I was led to believe whenever I asked my mother for a solid hummus recipe.  Instead, the only knowledge I gained was about what was in hummus and what it should taste like.  Based on that, I had to just keep … Continue reading

Shrimp Shumai and Veggie Stir Fry

Shrimp Shumai and Veggie Stir Fry

Impress your lady friend with dim sum! A long time friend introduced me to dim sum in college and I’ve loved it ever since.  It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that another friend told me that he made steamed shrimp shumai (dumplings) at home and sent me a recipe that I used, … 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