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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Maple Whiskey Chicken

Grab a fork and put on your fat pants. This is one of my favorite, super indulgent, weeknight chicken dishes. I'm the first one to admit that this will never be called health food. It's chicken...

Maple-Glazed, Bacon-Wrapped Apricots

Forget candy, this is my kind of treat. A friend sent me the link from someone's Facebook page, and I knew I had to try them right away. So simple. So delicious. Sweet. Salty. Fragrant with...

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles with Sage Infused Sour Cream

See, I do eat vegetables. (Granted, they're almost always wrapped in some kind of pork product, but still.) Asparagus, even! Some folks would say it's not possible. When I was a kid, I hated asparagus...

Stuffed Pork Chops with Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and Sage

To make this recipe, cut a pocket in thick-cut pork chops. Stuff with prosciutto, cheese, and fresh sage. (Yep, this is pig stuffed with more pig.) Sear on both sides to develop a flavorful, brown crust, then finish in the oven. That's it.

Spicy White Pizza with Bacon, Shrimp & Asparagus

For this pizza, you build layers of flavor by quickly sautéing the shrimp in a little bit of bacon fat and freshly cracked black pepper. The bacon adds a subtle smokiness that pairs really well with the asparagus.
fresh baked rolls

Buttermilk Pull Apart Rolls with Toasted Pecans and Bacon

Here's my take on a popular recipe for Buttermilk Cluster rolls. These rolls are crusty on the outside, soft and moist on the inside—and dotted with bits of bacon and toasted pecans.

Mini Meat Loaves

Based on Ina Garten's fabulous recipe, these meat loaves pack huge comfort-food goodness in a small package. They're a great thing to serve at a dinner party. I mean, come on: Who wouldn't love a little meatloaf, made just for them?

Garlic & Ginger Encrusted Rack of Pork

This post could also be titled: How to Find An Oddly Butchered, Bone-In Pork Loin Roast, Chisel Away at It Like It's the Statue of David, and Turn it into a Lovely Roasted Rack of Pork Worthy of Company.

How to Make Pulled Pork in the Oven

I knew I wanted to make pulled pork. I also knew that our grill wasn't set up, and we don't have a smoker yet (yet!). I figured, "OK, it's a pork shoulder. I'll braise it." And that's where it all started.

Prosciutto and Basil Wrapped Chicken Fingers

These chicken fingers are fast food, Mouse-House style. They're the perfect thing to make when you Just Need To Eat, Like Now (a fairly common occurrence at our place these days, given that we just moved).