Kadai Style Paneer


My slow cooker and I have developed a very close relationship over the past year and in fact, I’m not sure how I ever lived without her. Normally when we’re in the mood for the aromatically sassy and seductively spicy flavors of India, I create a one skillet dish that we reheat for lunches at…

Sandwich Rye


My first attempt baking bread on my own has successfully motivated me to continue practicing. I actually enjoyed the hours spent anticipating whether the bread was gonna take me down to happy sandwich town or make me angry cry. My usual affirmation is: leave the baking to the wifey. She enjoys it after all and…

Veggie Pizza


For as long as I can remember I have absolutely loathed green bell peppers. For years I couldn’t even stand the smell of them. The unripe fruit has been vehemently rejected from my slices of supreme pizza and left unapologetically limp and lifeless on the side of my restaurant plates. I’ve long held the opinion…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Pepitas


For two seasons now, I’ve been trying my hand at edible landscaping. The path leading from my driveway to my front porch is a steady incline with several flower beds cascading between the walkway and my home. Our property was vacant for about a year before we moved in and the landscaping shows it. Plus…

Pork Ramen Noodle Soup


The first experience I had with Ramen noodle soup was opening that little orange package as a kid, dropping the block of dried noodles into boiling water, and shaking all the chicken flavored powder out of that little silver packet. It was one of my favorite meals, and the only thing I knew how to…

BBQ Pork Sandwiches


As I’ve mentioned before, I like to put in several hours of prep work on the weekends I grill to help simplify upcoming weeknight dinners. Plus, if I’m gonna stand over hot coals for hours I want to cook more than one evening’s meal. This go around I smoked a pork butt over Apple and…

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos


Labor Day, I was out manning my grill late into the night. When you’ve got smoked pork butt on the menu, you might want to avoid the rookie error I made and fire up your grill no later than midday. But I got distracted in the Wastelands, when I was finally like, “oh crap, I’m…

Cheese Ravioli in Pork Belly Broth


I spent a whopping 30 minutes on this broth, which usually is the portion of the soup I can spend hours on but even I get tired of the kitchen on occasion. Please note that I grew up eating slow braised salt pork and hamhock so the soft texture of the boiled bacon is something…

Spinach Enchiladas


So with this recipe I FINALLY utilized the last of the enormous bag of spinach I bought. What was that? Three recipes? Four? I lost count, but in my defense when I picked up that oversized bag of greenery I was thinking at the time, “Spinach really wilts down so this bag really isn’t that…

Spinach and White Bean Stew with Red Cargo Rice


A little fresh spinach goes a long way and after utilizing it in two different recipes now, I still have enough leftovers for an additional meal. One of my favorite ways to cook, especially when I have a fridge full of stray vegetables, is to dump an array of ingredients in a Dutch oven or…

Spinach Parmesan Frittata for Two


If I’m gonna have breakfast, it better be brunch. There’s just something about eating before 10am that doesn’t sit well with me and never has. My brain just refuses to function much further than basic motor skills that early in the morning. The better half however, hits the floor running before the birds wake up….

Cauliflower Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg


The last several mornings have been crisp and cool, offering such a relief from the humidity of late. Before setting off and enjoying one of these fine mornings out on the Fairhill Trials, I decided a decent breakfast was in order first. This cauliflower hash was very filling yet lighter than it’s potato counterpart and…