I love cooking historic recipes. Whether it’s traditional Irish soda bread from the 1800’s, or Chicken Pilaf with Cilantro circa 1930’s America. Old recipes fascinate me. This recipe for poached whitefish is an adaptation of a 1670’s recipe from Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery originally titled “Boiled Trout”.… Read the rest
There are certain recipes you know you just have to try the very first time you hear of them. You know the ones, don’t you? It’s that certain something that sticks in your memory once you’ve seen or heard of it. It won’t leave you alone until you can recreate it or find somewhere that sells it so that you can see what all the hype was about. … Read the rest
My family loves rice. And I mean loves it. My son’s favorite dish is something we call “Rice and Goop”, which is basically rice covered in sausage or beef gravy. For me, it’s fried rice or spam musubi. My wife will take rice in just about any form, but if given a choice, she prefers onigiri.… Read the rest
Everyone has their go-to Chinese takeout favorite. For my wife, it’s cashew chicken. For my son, lemon chicken with fried rice and plenty of soy sauce does the trick. But for me, it’s broccoli beef every time. I’ve got to have it.
But I’ve noticed that since we started exploring Japanese foods, the broccoli beef from our local takeout places just seems too heavy.… Read the rest
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It can be tough to get the family around the table. Family schedules are all over the place,. Everyone, including the kids, have stuff to do and places to be, and the thought of another grab-and-go meal is definitely sounding tired.
But seriously, having a homemade meal shouldn’t be a chore.… Read the rest
This is definitely a case of cooking by the seat of my pants. I was thinking about flavor combinations the other day while snacking on leftover pork roast with caramelized apples when before I knew it, I was making pork & apple empanadas.
I don’t know of too many flavors that go together like pork and apple (trust me, I’ve used this combination a lot, like in my Apple Bourbon Glazed Pork.), and that’s what gave me the seedling of an idea that grew into a profound need to make this dish.… Read the rest
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The Holidays are here, and inevitably you’ll be faced with the challenge of having friends or family over for dinner. The problem with most Holiday meals, whether it’s Christmas or New Year, is that you get stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is out enjoying the festivities.… Read the rest
These leftover turkey recipes are guaranteed to put a new spin on that leftover holiday bird. Some take just minutes to make, while others are more involved and adventurous. Fear not! Regardless of the amount of time you have or your level of leftover mastery, you’re definitely going to find several new family favorite leftover turkey recipes here.
This is a collection of the best turkey leftover recipes from our kitchen.… Read the rest
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It’s winter time again, folks. And while some might be bemoaning the loss of all of the summers’ vegetable crops, my family is going crazy over the wealth of fresh picked winter squash and sweet potatoes available at our local Walmart.… Read the rest
We love Holiday leftovers. Not just a little. In all honesty, we’ve been known to buy two, and even three turkeys around Thanksgiving and Christmas just so we can have more leftovers. (It’s a sickness.… Read the rest
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Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich? They’re one of my happiest childhood memories. But sometimes that just isn’t enough. Sometimes I need that sandwich to be a whole meal that can be enjoyed either at the table with my family, or on the run if I’ve got somewhere to be.… Read the rest
I was raised in a very Southern American household. As such, I have the common Southern love for all fried foods. I love fried chicken, fried mushrooms, fried shrimp, and of course chicken fried steak with a healthy serving of Southern Gravy.… Read the rest
I’m a big fan of having fun at breakfast. Especially on the weekends when the whole family has a chance to sit down together and enjoy the morning. It gives us time to reconnect, so it might as well be enjoyable.… Read the rest
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Cooking for picky eaters can be a challenge. Especially when those picky eaters also happen to have learning disorders. In our case, that disorder is autism.… Read the rest
It’s the middle of a hectic week. Everyone just got home and you need to put something on the table fast. But everything is frozen. What do you do? Simple. Look to your pantry, folks. Make tuna burgers.
If you love tuna salad, you’ll adore these gorgeous little burgers made from tuna and onions.… Read the rest
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Back to school time comes with its own set of challenges. Less time. More stress. Schedules that need to be rearranged. If you add a complicated dinner menu to that, you’ve got the perfect recipe for overload.
Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, in spades.… Read the rest
There really isn’t anything much more comforting than slow cooked beef tips covered in rich, brown beef gravy. This is Southern diner fare at it’s best. Filling, full of hearty, bold flavor. And it’ just waiting for you to make it.
Beef tips and gravy originated as a way to use leftover bits of tough meat or the caps of a roast beef.… Read the rest
Summer’s here folks, and it’s hot. Way too hot for the oven, or for heavy soups and stews. Yep, summer calls for something you can toss on the grill while you keep in the shade.… Read the rest
When it’s hot outside you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen putting a meal on the table. You want to sit back, relax and eat. Enter zaru somen (Literally: basket noodles.) Chilled Japanese noodles, a delightfully light and mild sauce to dip them in, and some refreshing, crisp green onions make this the perfect dish for a hot afternoon or evening.… Read the rest
Guys, I’m seriously stoked about this post for several reasons. First, I’ve been wanting to share my wife’s insane turkey burger recipe with you for a very long time, and now I get to. Second, we got to make it on an awesome grill provided by Char-Broil.… Read the rest