Pork Ramen Noodle Soup


The first experience I had with Ramen noodle soup was opening that little orange package as a kid, dropping the block of dried noodles into boiling water, and shaking all the chicken flavored powder out of that little silver packet. It was one of my favorite meals, and the only thing I knew how to…

BBQ Pork Sandwiches


As I’ve mentioned before, I like to put in several hours of prep work on the weekends I grill to help simplify upcoming weeknight dinners. Plus, if I’m gonna stand over hot coals for hours I want to cook more than one evening’s meal. This go around I smoked a pork butt over Apple and…

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos


Labor Day, I was out manning my grill late into the night. When you’ve got smoked pork butt on the menu, you might want to avoid the rookie error I made and fire up your grill no later than midday. But I got distracted in the Wastelands, when I was finally like, “oh crap, I’m…

Cheese Ravioli in Pork Belly Broth


I spent a whopping 30 minutes on this broth, which usually is the portion of the soup I can spend hours on but even I get tired of the kitchen on occasion. Please note that I grew up eating slow braised salt pork and hamhock so the soft texture of the boiled bacon is something…

Spinach Enchiladas


So with this recipe I FINALLY utilized the last of the enormous bag of spinach I bought. What was that? Three recipes? Four? I lost count, but in my defense when I picked up that oversized bag of greenery I was thinking at the time, “Spinach really wilts down so this bag really isn’t that…