Spicy Sweet Pulled Pork Empanadas

It’s time for another installment of  “I’m Obsessed with Empanadas”. I’ve made them stuffed with just about everything I can possibly think to stuff in them. The particular empanada recipe I’m sharing today starts with leftover pulled pork.  This pulled pork recipe is perfect because it is already spicy enough. If you don’t have any [Read On]

Midwestern Tacos | Taco Topped Baked Potatoes

This is the final ‘taco’ in my three taco series to prepare us for Super Bowl but the fun doesn’t end here! Come on back tomorrow AND Friday for two wonderful done-in-a-flash appetizers. There will be a giveaway you won’t want to miss on Friday. It’s a BIG one. Bigger even than my potatoes. Believe [Read On]

Cuban Sandwiches | Pressed Toasted Sandwiches

Check below the post for an update on the Harry & David giveaway. I had the chance to tour the college town where my baby sister, Airlia, has been for the last two years with my mom and another of my sisters last weekend. We went up one side of Ithaca and down the other [Read On]

Mexican Poutine | Sweet Potato Fries with Chorizo and Queso Fresco

You know those nights when you walk into the kitchen and feel like the last thing you want to do is put spatula to pan and do anything? I had a serious case of kitchen funk a couple weeks ago. The good thing (or bad thing, depending on your perspective-du-jour) about having kids is that [Read On]

Kielbasa, Apple and Onion Stir-fry with Mini Puff Pancakes

This is a good time of year to be an apple lover in Western New York. While it wasn’t the best year ever for apples due to a late frost and weird weather, apples are still just about everywhere and I call that a very good thing. Roadside stands, farmers’ markets, and even grocery stores [Read On]

Pork and Fig Molletes | Mexican Open-Faced Toasted Sandwich

In one of those funny bits of irony that comes your way in life, my husband -who dislikes travel- has had to fling himself thither and yon regularly for his job. And I -the former exchange student gal who loved to go anywhere for any reason- found myself, for all intents and purposes, firmly rooted [Read On]

Waffle Iron Hash Browns and Chorizo Hash

I absolutely, unequivocally, unabashedly, whole-heartedly, borderline-medicably love potatoes in just about every form they can possibly be served; Mashed, fried, baked, smashed, roasted, grilled, and most especially in grated hash brown form. Oh hash browns, you are so magical. The crunch to soft ratio is so perfect on you. Every bite is a beautiful thing. [Read On]

“Barbecue” Grilled Spare Ribs

There are some things that are meant to be eaten delicately; minute bites, dab the mouth gently, use flatware, and such. This is -most emphatically- not one of those dishes. Tear into it with your hands and teeth. Get sauce all over your chin and halfway up your cheeks. Ribs demand pride-free commitment to the [Read On]