Red Wine Braised Short Ribs over Horseradish Grits


When I want a no fuss comforting dinner, but also wanna dress it up a bit to impress my guests, these braised short ribs, sourced from Herman’s Butcher Shop, are my go-to. Ingredients 5 lbs beef short ribs 1 bottle Pinot Noir (minus 1 wine glass full for quality control) 2 cups beef stock 4-5…

Roasted Broccoli Risotto


So, the wifey intended to pair my Roasted Broccoli Risotto with her first attempt at Chicken Kiev. Alas, the chicken breasts she pulled out of our freezer turned out to be tenders. In the kitchen however, mistakes are often the most delicious learning experiences. Don’t believe me? Just ask the chocolate chip cookie how it…

Skillet Roasted Turkey Thighs


I transformed these beautifully roasted thighs into a week’s worth of Turkey Salad Sandwiches: chopped roast turkey, a bit of mayo, fresh sage, dried cranberries, chopped apple, toasted pecans pieces, and voila: Thanksgiving flavors any time of year. Ingredients 2 bone-in, skin on turkey thighs 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 sprigs fresh thyme 4 sprigs…

Leftover Makeover Miso Ramen


Top your Top Ramen with leftover smoked pork and a soft boiled egg to make your next quick lunch feel all fancy without much fuss. Ingredients 3-4 thin slices of leftover maple habanero smoked pork 1 seven minute boiled egg, shell removed and sliced in half lengthwise 1 pkg beef Top Ramen 1 heaping tsp…

Maple Habanero Smoked Tenderloin


A little heat, a little sweet, and a beautiful pink smoke ring elevated this smoked tenderloin to one of my top favorite creations. Ingredients 1 1/2 – 2lbs pork tenderloin 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 habanero chili, deseeded and membrane discarded 1/4 cup kosher salt 4-6 cups water 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp brown…

Salt & Vinegar Greens with Sunny Side Egg


The understated collard green gets all extra in this quick brunch recipe. Ingredients 1 cup collard greens, thoroughly rinsed, stems removed, chiffonade 2 tsp red wine vinegar, or to taste 1 small tomato, cored and chopped generous amount of salt black pepper to taste 2 slices bacon, optional 1 sunny side up egg Method Place…

French Onion Soup


Is there a more lucious, umami packed soup? Ingredients: 4 large Vidalia or Candy onions 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar 1 cup red wine 3 cups beef stock 3 cups vegetable stock 3 sprigs fresh Thyme, leaves removed and stim discarded 1 teaspoon Spanish Paprika 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 cup Fontina cheese, shredded…

Minestrone


Ingredients 6 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup red kidney beans 1 cup zucchini, chopped 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes 2 cups collard greens, chiffonade (or use greens of choice) 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup ditalini pasta, or small pasta of choice 1 tbsp dried…

Spring Mix Salad with Golden Honey Beets, Feta, and Candied Pecans


Ingredients 2-4 servings of spring lettuce mix 1 cup golden beets, peeled and chopped 1 tsp EVOO 1 tbsp honey 1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped 1/2 cup water 2 tbsp Maple Syrup 1/4 tsp Allspice 1/2 tsp brown sugar 1/4 cup feta cheese 1-2 tbsp homemade or bottled balsamic vinaigrette salt and pepper to taste…

Bolognese Style Lasagna with Rosemary Infused Fresh Ricotta


Rosemary Infused Fresh Ricotta Ingredients 1 liter Grass Fed and/or Organic whole milk 1 pint Grass Fed and/or Organic heavy cream 3 tablespoons white, red wine, or champagne vinegar 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 tsp fresh grated nutmeg 1 tsp salt or to taste 1 sheet of cheese cloth Method In a large dutch oven…