Caldo Verde

That delicious Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden everyone raves about? Well please meet the healthier, tastier more authentic Caldo Verde version. This soup is a Portugal favorite and if you wanna really punch up the authenticity use Linguica in place of the ground pork in this recipe. Caldo Verde is also dairy free (unlike…

Hot Sausage and Arugula Pizza

This year I ventured out and added a small patch of arugula to my edible landscaping. I’d been dying to try it and so added it two ways to this pizza recipe. I sauteed half of it along with the Detwiler’s Hot Sausage I’d picked up and used the other half as a garnish. The…

Smoked Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Shrimp and Okra

  Growing up next door to Louisiana, I was privileged enough to eat several scrumptious, steaming bowls of Gumbo at various cook outs, potlucks, and football games over the years. It is a very comforting and nostalgic stew for me and I love to make it. I usually only treat myself to it during Mardi…