I had a hankering for some homemade popcorn – my fave – and some good wine and cheese. And that was dinner! Usually I do this when it’s just me for dinner, but the hubs was on board, as long as I added some charcuterie. Any guy who knows the word “charcuterie,” instead of just … More Popcorn, Wine and Cheese for Dinner!
I had to make a dish that could stand up to a very fancy beer we bought over the weekend. By fancy, I mean really pricey, but it was worth it – Dogfish Head’s Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout. Yes, it’s a mouthful, but a mouthful of deliciously dark, sweet, rich, stout. So naturally, … More Steak and Stout: Bacon-Wrapped Steak, Garlic Mushrooms, and Great Beer!
Quick blurb about my MLK weekend getaway. Cold!!! But we rolled the dice on the weather with booking a trip to Ocean City, MD in January. Spoiler alert – not much is open this time of year! Our limitation in travel this weekend was that we had to bring the pooch. Turns out La Quinta … More Ocean City in Winter
Happy 2018 y’all! Sorry I haven’t posted much the last two weeks, but boy have things been busy! Last night I finally had a little time to cook, but I made something so simple you won’t even believe how great it was. I had this idea to do something with chicken and these big slices … More Crustless Chicken Pizza
I had a rare night to myself so I made some of my favorite deliciously decadent delights! And no actual cooking involved. Just artful assembly of a salmon tartare martini and a heavenly cheese plate. I started with some fresh sushi grade salmon. Diced up some mango… Then mixed the two together with some awesome … More Dinner for One!
What, you ask? Yes, I used potato chips as a crust. That’s right! And just a few ingredients! I had a bowl of truffle potato chips out and didn’t want to finish them all and spoil dinner, so they became part of dinner! I also had a couple of pork chops handy. And, thus, the … More Truffle Potato Chip Crusted Pork
One of the best things about Hanukkah is for sure the latkes, or potato pancakes for those of you who may not know of this goodness. I love potatoes, but you know the whole carb thing. However, when Hanukkah is here, I hold back nothing. Carb me baby!! Many a recipe for latkes exists. Ours … More Happy Hanukkah!
I’d really been slacking on the kitchen gourmet life since Thanksgiving – plenty of leftovers had to be had, so busy this last week, yada yada yada. But last night, I wanted to go all in, strut my stuff around the kitchen, and make something nice to stand up to an amazing beer were planning … More Smokey Scallops with Quinoa and Kale
Last night, I endeavored to repurpose some of the leftover Thanksgiving Turkey into some yummy turkey nachos. I grabbed the tub of turkey and chopped it up into small cubes. Got the cubes into a pan and then added some delicious rum molasses BBQ sauce by Olivier. I let the turkey cook in the bbq … More Thanksgiving Leftovers: Two Ways to Turkey
So first I must apologize up front for not taking more food pictures, but I have a good excuse! I was caught up with family!! That’s what Thanksgiving is all about, right?? Well, that and delicious food!! And it all starts with the turkey. I’ve been in charge of the turkey for the last several … More Thanksgiving 2017