Dijon Potato Hash with Sunny Side Egg

Hash is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch meals and it definitely has to be served with a perfectly runny yolk egg. The Dijon mustard in this recipe elevates the hash beyond the tried and true diner style breakfast potatoes and pairs incredibly well with the creamy egg yolk. I will be stirring mustard into my…

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…

Chicken Salad with Fresh Mayo, White Grapes, and Toasted Pecans

One of my favorite ways to utilize leftover roast chicken, other than soup of course, is chicken salad. It’s super quick and makes for a great lunch or dinner. I’ve also made this same recipe with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Serve with lettuce, crackers, or on your favorite sandwich bread. Chicken Salad  Ingredients:  2 cups leftover…

Cauliflower Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg

The last several mornings have been crisp and cool, offering such a relief from the humidity of late. Before setting off and enjoying one of these fine mornings out on the Fairhill Trials, I decided a decent breakfast was in order first. This cauliflower hash was very filling yet lighter than it’s potato counterpart and…

Slow Cooker Braised Turkey Meatballs with Spiralized Zucchini

I love turkey and was quite delighted when Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market started carrying farm raised turkey products. After Thanksgiving, I can now find ground turkey, smoked turkey, turkey legs and breasts available. For me turkey isn’t just a Thanksgiving entree. Slow roasted or smoked, medium-thin sliced turkey breast is my go to sandwich or lettuce…

Steak & Green Bean Frites

Herman’s Meat Shop in Newark, DE is the only place we purchase steaks from anymore. They are a masterfully talented butcher shop with the most down-to-earth, kind and attentive staff you’ll ever meet. I always hope there will be a bit of a wait for my order, as I love to stand off to the…

Blackberry BBQ Chicken with Honey Glazed Carrots

I’ve been making the same BBQ sauce recipe since I was about 20 years old. It’s pretty simple, but over the years I tweak it now and again to mix things up a bit. For this recipe, I picked up some gorgeous blackberries from Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market, along with some locally raised chicken breasts, and…

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…