Grilled Veggie Pizza


Saturday night when I smoked turkey legs, I also threw an array of veggies on the grill to use in recipes throughout the upcoming week. For this pizza, I used leftover grilled zucchini and red bell pepper. The smokey char of the veggies, the soft, sweet fresh mozzarella and the herbaceous crunch of the pine…

Smoked Turkey Egg Muffins


If I want to take all the fuss and guesswork out of breakfast for the week, egg muffins are my early morning go-to. My favorite way to prepare egg muffins is to chop up any misfit vegetables or proteins lying around in my fridge, and for this batch I utilized leftover smoked turkey. These little…

Smoked Turkey Legs


  Saturday the temperature rose above 50 degrees and I came down with a vicious case of spring fever! The sun and the warmth beckoned me to go outside to bask in it, while the birds were chirping out at me, “Resistance is futile!” So after a quick supply run, I made a beeline over…

Huevos Rancheros with Jalapeno Pesto


Hmmm, what to do with leftover chili? Without too much deliberation, I decided to whip up a quick Huevos Rancheros style brunch for myself. This recipe, since it utilizes leftovers, is super quick and would make for a great weeknight dinner too. If you have a lot of chili leftover, this simple meal is even…

Wild Boar Chili with Cilantro Lime Rice


  Wild Boars are a pretty pervasive and destructive species and can really devastate an ecosystem if left to overpopulate. This is true in the area of Texas I grew up in and subsequently I was exposed to Wild Boar sausage on more than one occasion. So when the butcher shop had some ground Boar…

Roast Chicken Tacos


It’s virtually impossible to claim which meal is my all time favorite, but we sure eat a hell of a lot of tacos at my house! Taco night has to be up there in, at least, the top 5 can’t-live-without dinners for me. This latest batch, I decided on an easy street style roast chicken…

Braised Chuck Roast, Honey Thyme Carrots, Basmati Rice & Gravy


Saturday morning over coffee, the evenings pending dinner menu discussion changed from pot roast to chili then circled back to pot roast again before landing back at chili. So, I decided to pick up a versatile chuck roast from, of course, Herman’s Quality Meats. Bundled up and indecisive, we made a short trek over to…

Paneer Broccoli Stir Fry


Paneer is a fun cheese to cook with and it lands somewhere on the texture wheel between tofu and chicken breast, which makes it pretty versatile. Trying to cut back on soy, I’ve started using Paneer on occasion in my vegetarian stir fries. Aside from that, it’s just tasty. The most difficult part about this…

Peri Peri Inspired Roast Chicken with Minted Peas and Rice


Another photobomb by my little fur-man, Finley. He was working that precious charm of his hard while trying to steal a bit of that spicy chicken! He did get a couple sauce-free nibbles, ’cause I just can’t resist spoiling them! The first time I experienced the African chili chicken dish, Peri Peri, was at Nando’s…

Hash Browns with Sunny Side Egg


I’ve recently discovered the wonders my countertop food processor is capable of. A few years ago, I added a red Kitchenaid immersion blender to my arsenal and promptly broke up with my Cuisinart countertop food processor. It normally just sits lonely on the back counter collecting dust, just another thing for me to clean, but…