Tomato Soup with Bacon Wrapped Aspargus


This past summer I canned my first batch of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and have been patiently waiting to pop a jar open this winter and make a pot of soup with it. Canning fresh tomatoes for the winter is definitely something I intend to do every year from now on. The flavor was phenomenal! I served…

Summer Corn and Tomato Chowder with Pearl Couscous


My wife LOVES corn on the cob. So as soon as this fancy grass starts popping up at our local Farmer’s Markets, we indulge in the sweet, juicy kernels all summer long. I always grill more than we can eat in one sitting and using up the leftovers is a fun challenge for me. With…

Cheddar Grits with Poached Egg and Bacon Crumbles


Look at that bright yellow liquid gold! Is there anything more comforting than a warm, savory bowl of grits and a soft poached egg? Well my Tuxedo cat, Salem, certainly thinks so and was not very happy when he realized he did not receive an invitation to brunch with mommies. So in his tantrum, he…

BLT


Even though my kitchen feels like a carefree play room of creative fun and relaxation, sometimes I just don’t feel like washing anymore damn dishes. The blend of sweet orange essential oil and white vinegar in the handmade dish soap so loving made for me is admittedly a comforting scent, but shaking it up a…

Jalapeno Popper Pizza with Fresh Ricotta


Jalapeno Popper Pizza with Fresh Ricotta, another delicious pizza created on one of our fantastic pizza nights (photobomb courtesy of Finn). The sweetness of the fresh ricotta really complimented the spicy jalapeno and the umami kick of the bacon, which I favor over mozzarella for this recipe. I definitely recommend making your own ricotta or…