Classic Sage and Sausage Dressing


Do you know the difference between dressing and stuffing? There’s very little. It depends on how you cook it but people use the term interchangeably unless you are in the South. Then apparently it’s “dressing” no matter how you cook it. Stuffing is dressing that’s “stuffed” into the turkey and cooked. Dressing is cooked in…

Pork Sausage Squash Breakfast Hash {spicy!}


I went running with my friend on Sunday and we were discussing the various diets we’ve tried or eating patterns we had over the years. When I met her in 2001, she ate Myoplex shakes for breakfast and cans of tuna for lunch/dinner. Truth be told, I met her in my quest to make it…

Easy Biscuits and Gravy Bake


  The first time I ever ate biscuits and gravy was in high school. It was the first time I’d ever really heard of or paid much attention to the dish and didn’t know it would eventually become a breakfast favorite of mine. One of my high school friends had been born in Texas; they…

Pork Yum Bowl


When I lived in Portland, Ore., I worked out in the suburbs. There wasn’t much around us in the way of food in the immediate vicinity. There was an awesome coffee shop, a Subway, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant and a restaurant called Cafe Yumm. Cafe Yumm was popular with many of my coworkers but…

Bacon Cheeseburger {low carb} Meatloaf


A few weeks ago I made the most amazing low-carb meatloaf. It had bits of fresh Mozzarella, mushrooms and Italian Seasoning. I honestly didn’t think it would be that amazing and didn’t think I would want to blog it so regrettably did not take pictures during the process. It took me about two weeks to…

Pasta Bolognese


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
My sister sent me this recipe about a year ago. The comment she made that she liked the smell of the sauce that infused the air in her apartment as it cooked for hours on her stove stuck with me and made me want to try it. I thought…

Pulled Pork Chili 


I had a hankering for chili all week long. Mainly I’ve been dreaming about beans, as strange as that may sound. I’ve been obsessed with finding ways to implement beans in my diet so as not to get sick of them. (I’ve been eating may through bean and cheese burritos and bean and wild rice…

Best Slow-cooked Pulled Pork


This morning I met with my radio show producers to talk about ideas for upcoming shows and radio events I must attend (like a black tie dinner we will be covering live – awesome!). Today we were scheduled to record a super-bowl themed episode, but my co-host had to leave town all of a sudden….

Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi


I started my very first grease fire Sunday night while making this recipe. Let me tell you, when you see an empty pot erupt into flames on your stove (while you’re frantically waving a hot pad at your fire alarm 10 feet away), your life flashes before your eyes. Just kidding. But it’s effing scary,…

Herbed Meatloaf


It almost seems impossible that I’ve never before made meatloaf, but no – it’s not. It’s true. The lasting impression I have of meatloaf is the kind my mom made while I was growing up – I’m sure it’s the same kind every mom’s made – with a layer of ketchup on top. I’m somewhat…

Carnitas Tacos


The first time I ever had what I consider to be ‘authentic’ Mexican food was when I was 29 and had just moved to Los Angeles. My coworker at the time, Charley, introduced me to King Taco, where I had a burrito al pastor. As the cube mate of my boyfriend at the time warned…

Memphis Style Ribs


I’m learning a lot about BBQ, meats and Southern foods from various coworkers recently. For example, I never knew there were different styles of ribs named after different U.S. cities. I thought all ribs were slathered in BBQ sauce. My bad. When Gaylord and I decided to dedicate last Saturday to cooking Southern BBQ dishes…

BBQ Pulled Pork


The last time I made pulled pork, I was a bit disappointed. The taste of the roast was great but the meat wasn’t tender enough to shred. After consulting with my coworker, Micah, I learned you have to cook pork low and slow. So when Micah gave me a vat of his homemade BBQ sauce…

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…

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…