Ham and Swiss Fried Sandwich Pockets | Make Ahead Mondays

My second born son requested my husband’s specialty -fried chicken- for his birthday meal earlier this month. Of course, we obliged, and then found ourselves with a pot full of oil that still had a little life in it. I didn’t feel much like filtering it, so dug around in the refrigerator for something else [Read On]

Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Meal

Can I see a show of hands for people who are absolutely mad for pierogies? I don’t see how there could be a much more perfect food: mashed potatoes and cheese (or maybe onions) wrapped up in a perfect pasta pocket. Seriously. Pierogies almost reduce my linguistic skills to guttural noises. Uhhhhnnnnnn. For years upon [Read On]

Ham, Cheddar, Apple, and Onion Panini

Have I shared my sandwich theory with you before? I must have at this point. My theory is simple; when done correctly, a sandwich is a perfectly wrought work of art. To be done perfectly, you need an interplay of textures, colours, flavours, and sometimes even temperatures. Even a mediocre sandwich is a good thing, [Read On]

Extreme Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins {How to Win a Year’s Supply of Bacon}

This post brought to you by The Kansas Pork Association. All recipes and opinions remain my own. It is probably surprising to exactly nobody that my sons love bacon to the moon and back. They’re boys. And their mine. And me? I love bacon to the moon and back, too. It should be equally obvious [Read On]

Bo Ssäm {Korean Pork Roast Lettuce Wraps} Make Ahead Mondays

You and I both know that often times -when we want to try whipping up a popular ethnic food- the thing that stands between us and success is finding the dadburned ingredients to make it. Right? Maybe this isn’t so true if you, unlike me, live in a town with more people than cows or [Read On]

Mapo Dofu | Chinese Spicy Pork with Tofu

I’m a very lucky girl to have a family full of excellent cooks. Everyone has their cooking specialties from canning to vegetarian to gluten-free to baking to, well, you name it. If you’re hanging with anyone I’m related to, you’re going to be eating well. The dish I’m sharing today is a particular specialty of [Read On]

Filthy Burgers (Beef, Barbecue Pulled Pork, & Bacon Burgers)

“What do we want for dinner?” “MEAT!” If I had a dime for every time that call-and-response happened in this house, I’d be able to buy some amazing cuts of meat. Meat is expensive! I walked into the fabulous meat market Oscar’s in the Adirondacks with my dad a couple of weeks ago. Oscar’s specializes [Read On]

Skinny Jeans Pizza {Zucchini Pizza}

Have you ever tried jamming yourself into a pair of skinny jeans? I did last month. Ugh. Let’s just say the results were less than what I’d hoped to see after the work that went into pulling them up. Shoot, getting them off was as tough as getting them on in the first place. I [Read On]