Kielbasa Flatbread


When I was working in Holyoke, MA several years ago, we would occasionally order staff lunch from Pizza D’action and my favorite was their Polish Kielbasa Combo. Since I am now living nearly seven hours from Holyoke and grabbing a slice or two for lunch is no longer an option, this pizza recipe is my…

Szechuan Swiss Chard Stir Fry with Crispy Tofu


I absolutely love spicy food and this dish can really pack a fiery mouthful of umami deliciousness. Capsaicin has a myriad of health benefits so add as much, or as little, as you desire. Ingredients 1 pkg nonGMO, organic extra firm tofu, drained and cubed 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup Masa flour 2-3 tbsp Sesame…

Marinated Tofu, Parsnip Puree, Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Whether you’re practicing Meatless Monday, trying tofu for the first time, or are a long term Vegetarian, this tofu dinner is delicious and not too complicated to throw together. Easily make this recipe Vegan by omitting the butter and honey. Sub in raw sugar and Vegan butter instead. Ingredients 1 pkg nonGMO, organic extra firm…

Smoked Turkey Stock


One of my favorite things to do with leftover holiday turkey, as most will agree, is making a big batch of turkey stock. This recipe can be easily adapted to whatever flavor profile you prefer and can be simmered as long or as little as you like. Ingredients leftover smoked turkey carcass, wings, and/or legs…

Cheesesteak Flatbread


Ingredients 1 pizza or flatbread dough 1 top sirloin steak 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 sweet onion, thinley sliced 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 – 1/2 cup pizza sauce 1 tbsp AP flour, reserved Salt and pepper to taste Method Preheat the oven…

Weeknight Ravioli


I love to keep my freezer stocked with a variety of raviolis, as it is super simple to open up a package and throw together a quick meal any night of the week. Ingredients 2 cups frozen ravioli 1 cup jarred pasta sauce of choice 1/2 cup frozen sweet peas 2 strips bacon, cooked crisp…

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…