Sriracha Deviled Duck Eggs


There’s nothing, in my opinion, quite as nostalgically comforting and quintessentially springtime as deviled eggs. And just because big Easter Egg Hunts are canceled this year, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this beloved dish. With this batch, I decided to “Tiffany-it-up”, as my spouse calls it, by utilizing duck eggs and…

Duck Egg Orecchietta with Maple Sausage and Broccoli Rabe


In the midst of this pandemic, it is suddenly more vital than ever to support local businesses and agriculture. Fortunately, I know a local farmer or two and managed to score a dozen fresh duck eggs from my gal pal, Eliza, who went above and beyond during this crisis to make a no-contact home delivery…

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup


Legumes and I have deep roots, but this soup was my first experience cooking with split peas. They cook much like lentils, as they do not need any overnight soaking and require less cook time than most other legumes, especially if cooked in an Instant Pot. So, I decided to give split pea soup a…

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice with Sweet Peas


One of the first meals I ever learned how to cook for myself (other than Top Ramen that is) was lemon pepper chicken tenders. I would serve the lemony pan seared tenders with a hefty side of chicken flavored Rice A Roni, along with a pile of over steamed broccoli drowning under an oozing mound…

Purple Hash with Poached Egg


There’s nothing that sparks unadulterated joy in me quite like discovering a new and delicious ingredient to cook with, and a recent trip to Wegmans at Glen Mills flickered my dampened creative embers, as I was investigating their humble potato offerings no less. Ever tasted a purple sweet potato? I hadn’t, and so began my…

Smoked Chicken Ramen


What’s going on in the world these days? Hell, what’s even going on in by own backyard these days? The answer remains a problematic enigma gnawing relentlessly away at my consciousness, like a hungry mouse feasting on a decadent block of cheese. You know what isn’t an enigma though? A lusciously comforting, warm bowl of…

the Life/Death/Life Cycle


Four weeks ago, my maternal grandmother passed away. She was the last living grandparent I had, who I had not seen since leaving Texas in 2006. Saturday evening, January 18th, I received a very surprising social media message from my brother-in-law informing me that my Memaw had terminal stage four lung cancer and that I…

Cast Iron Wild Boar Chili


Hunting was a way of life for most of the people I grew up around, and mostly it was a means to feed the family high quality proteins that no one could really afford to buy from the grocery. Most of the hunters I knew not only filled up their own freezers every season, but…

Instant Pot Pineapple Chipotle Shredded Pork


Growing up, holidays always smelled of burning Pecan or Mesquite billowing out of one offset smoker or another, and, for the most part, I continue the tradition as best I can. With it just being the two of us, and at most three or four, I always have plenty of smoked brisket or ham shank…