Broiled chicken with tomato and goat cheese pasta

I can’t wait until I have a house. Actually, all I really want is a decent grill. I don’t really need a house for that, but silly laws about having grills on decks in apartments prevent me from doing any real grilling. Is it so much to ask for few cuts of grilled chicken to [...]

Knockwurst, onions, and mushrooms

I’m not sure which wurst is the best wurst (or, ahem, würste for those looking for something more authentic), but knockwurst is pretty tasty. Of course you can go with the standard bratwurst, but this is the perfect dish to try a different kind… you have so many to choose from! Bratwurst, rindswurst, knackwurst (or [...]

Hearty, healthful, cold-weather salad

I’m not really sure I can call this a salad, but I can probably get away with it more than I can calling this or this a salad. At least this one has spinach in it. But every other name I came up for it was just way too long and cumbersome. Try on “Butternut [...]

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

I’ve been on a chipotle kick recently. I’ve been adding some chipotle peppers and adobo to tons of stuff. It just gives it a good kick of heat and a nice smoky touch. Any kind of good meaty thing can do with a tablespoon or two of the stuff. It’s easy to make too. Just [...]

Cuban style pork sliders

Sometimes an idea weasels itself into you mind and you just can’t shake it. It becomes some crazy fascination that you hope will be just crazy enough to work. The end product is there in your mind and all you have to do is build it. That’s the tricky part though. All this expectation, and [...]

Gesier Salad: What’s in it and how to make it.

Admittedly, this dish isn’t common here in the US; I’ve never even seen it outside my parent’s house. Even so, I think it’s worth knowing what this is because it is extraordinarily tasty. If you ever do see it in a restaurant, please consider ordering it. Just so you know, I don’t think it’s likely [...]

Eggsplosion Pie

What do you do when you unexpectedly end up with over two dozen fresh eggs? Well, eggs are pretty versatile in the kitchen, but I didn’t want to have to make dozens of different things just to use them up. I wanted to quickly half the quantity of available eggs on hand so they wouldn’t [...]

Fig and goat cheese suffed pork tenderloin

I feel like figs have been hiding from me. Maybe I’m eating at the wrong places, but I rarely see them used in restaurants. And apart from their claim to fame in a fig-newton, I’m not sure where else they often show up. (Perhaps in figgy-pudding? But I’m not even sure what that is.) Still, [...]

Tomato Tart

I recently acquired a plethora of fresh, local tomatoes and needed some good, tasty things to do with them. Besides BLTs, obviously.
I quickly settled on making a tomato tart. It’s not too difficult and the tastiness factor is pretty impressive. Underneath that layer of tomatoes hides wilted spinach, caramelized onions, and feta and ricotta cheeses. [...]

Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with a whiskey cream sauce

Who would have thought that bacon and pork would go so well together? Apparently everyone, considering that they come from the same animal. I guess that isn’t the surprise here. What really made this dish is the slightly boozy, creamy, mushroomy (is that a word?) sauce. I’m seriously making this again.
This isn’t even the first [...]