Pulled Pork Tacos


My entire point in making Roasted Pork Butt is that I wanted to use the shredded meat for tacos. Though the meat wasn’t as tender as I would have liked and, thus, shredding the meat took forever, it was well worth it when I bit into these tacos. ingredients. tortillas Roasted Pork Butt, shredded Spicy…

Pulled Pork Quesadillas


You can split this with someone and eat it as an appetizer or eat it all as your meal. I like to make my quesadillas using a few (basic) ingredients which allows the flavors to speak for themselves. A quesadilla is the perfect way to use leftover meat lying around your fridge. ingredients. tortillas (I…

Avocado Salsa


Ingredients 2 shallots, halved 1 Serrano pepper, quartered, seeds optional 2 garlic cloves, smashed 4 medium tomatillos, (about 8 ounces) husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped 1  avocado, peeled and cut into chunks 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped Directions Put the shallot, jalapeno, and garlic in a…

Spicy Black Beans


This recipe was particularly exciting for me because A) I love black beans B) I’ve never made my own C) I hadn’t had black beans in a really long time. The dish is semi-spicy but can be adjusted if you like less or more. If you like less, remove the seed and the inner guts…

S’Mores Bars


It takes a S’mores lover to really love this recipe, and although I like S’mores; I’m not sure I love them. This recipe would have been great but the directions did not specify to chop the graham crackers into a fine crumb (which you should!). Mine fell apart too easily. Ingredients 18 graham crackers (2/3…

Roasted Pork Butt


Early Sunday morning I described to the butcher at the New Seasons down the street from my house what kind of meat I was looking for as I didn’t see it in the display case. His reply? Oh you’re looking for pork butt. The look on my face begged to differ, I’m sure. I was…

Grape Tomato Salsa


It’s been awhile since I’ve made my own fresh salsa. The last fresh salsa I ate was a Christmas gift – two Christmases ago! – from an old coworker.  Don’t be fooled from the pink color of the salsa – there’s nothing girly about this recipe. It’s packed with a ton of fresh flavor and…

Garlic and Herb Rub


This rub recipe is adapted from a recipe Grandma Mo sent me for Garlic Pork Shoulder. Pulling the oregano and parsley from their stems is a little putzy otherwise this recipe could be thrown together in a snap. Ingredients 2 garlic heads, separated and peeled 1/2 T. kosher salt 1 T. whole black peppercorns 2…

Linguine with Brown Butter, Parsley and Cheese


Nope. I’m still not over brown butter and now I’m exploring other brown butter dishes (besides cookies). The original recipe calls for breadcrumbs, but I was fresh out. Instead, I substituted crushed French’s Fried Onions. French’s Fried Onions were the only thing I could find in the pantry of similar texture to breadcrumbs of which…

Spinach and Asparagus Pie


Having wanted to try a savory “pie” for quite some time now, I decided that the aging asparagus in my fridge was the perfect excuse. I found this recipe at the foodnetwork.com. The recipe was supposed to be asparagus and tomato; however, the diced tomato I bought from New Seasons did not appear very diced…

Lemon Custard Cake Pie


When I was searching for my last cake recipe, I found an easy lemon pie recipe to try amongst the many recipes in The Electric Company Secrets of Successful Cake Baking pamphlet Grandma Mo sent me. (This recipe is very similar to a Betty Crocker Lemon Sponge Pie recipe she also sent me.) I put…

Pita Bread


A moist flat-bread perfect dipping in your favorite flavor of hummus or wrapping up ingredients for a sandwich.

Roasted Garlic


An easy method for producing soft aromatic garlic cloves perfect for a variety of dishes.

Bran-Enriched White Bread


If you’re strictly a white-bread fan, this bread may be too healthy for you. However, if you’re into wheat or bran breads, you’ll be a huge fan.

Beer Cheese Soup


A delicious soup made with bacon, Bock beer and Gouda cheese.