Hot Sausage and Arugula Pizza


This year I ventured out and added a small patch of arugula to my edible landscaping. I’d been dying to try it and so added it two ways to this pizza recipe. I sauteed half of it along with the Detwiler’s Hot Sausage I’d picked up and used the other half as a garnish. The…

Fried Catfish with Braised Mustard Greens


Fishing was a major part of my childhood. We’d spend the morning out on a pier overlooking a pond, on the shores of a lake, or the banks of a river lazily fishing the day away. After we’d caught our limits of catfish or bass or perch, the fished would be cleaned and then fried…

Smoked Chicken Summer Rolls with Avocado Poblano Sour Cream


  Inevitably, I always have a couple days worth of leftovers after I grill. Wanting something fresh and light, I decided to utilize leftover smoked chicken and corn in this Summer Roll recipe. Summer Rolls can be a bit time consuming but so worth the effort. To simplify this recipe, just omit the rice paper…

Pecan Smoked Chicken Thighs


I know most people are crazy about chicken and turkey breast, but for me dark meat is where it’s at. It has all the flavor and is the most tender cut of poultry. So I go against the grain, as I am prone to do, and always opt for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for almost…

Orange Ginger Salad with Sesame Shrimp


After the wife and I hiked the roughly 6 mile Orange Trail at the Fair Hill NRMA we could not stop thinking about dinner. We are beginner hikers and the trail took us about 3 hours to complete. We got home, stretched, and cleaned up and then I went to work in the kitchen. I…

Pan Seared Chop with Fennel Spiked Zucchini Tomato Pasta


After a two hour hike on the Fair Hill Trails and an afternoon volunteering at Fair Weather Farm at Fair Hill, I was famished by the time I got home Thursday evening. I feed my fur-gang and without much thought, I threw together this quick pork and pasta recipe for my dinner. The fennel seed…