Short Rib Chilli Con Carne

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne





There are very few things better than a big bowl of Short Rib Chilli Con Carne on a winter day.  We got our first little bit of snow this weekend, and as soon as I heard the forecast I knew what I wanted to make.  This dish uses whole dried chilies instead of chili powder and the flavor is deeper and richer than anything you’ll get out of one of those little cans.   Continue reading “Short Rib Chilli Con Carne”

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries





Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s about time to start planning your menu.  When people think of Thanksgiving they think of turkey, but in my opinion, the most important Thanksgiving dish is the stuffing.  Seriously, is there another dish that tastes more like Thanksgiving than stuffing?  My family has shown that they are willing to go without turkey, (we do a standing rib roast) but no one has ever even thought about giving up stuffing.  This recipe for Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries is a variation of the stuffing I’ve eaten every Thanksgiving for my entire life. Continue reading “Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries”

Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes

Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes

Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes





Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes is an easy, delicious recipe for any occasion.  The roasted cherry tomatoes add an extra pop of flavor to the classic lemon and garlic sauce.  The sweet, briny shrimp and is the perfect counterbalance for the garlicky, acidic sauce.  This is a quick, easy recipe that will quickly become a mainstay on your dinner table. Continue reading “Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes”

Pork Tenderloin with Apples Red Onion and Fennel

Pork Tenderloin with Apples Red Onion and Fennel

Pork Tenderloin with Apples Red Onion and Fennel





Pork Tenderloin with Apples Red Onion and Fennel is an easy flavorful dish that is the perfect weeknight dinner.  Pork tenderloin doesn’t have much flavor on its own, but the sweet apple and the savory fennel are a perfect combination to highlight the pork’s subtle flavors.   Continue reading “Pork Tenderloin with Apples Red Onion and Fennel”

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies





There are very few perfect combinations in this world.  We have eggs and bacon, cake and ice cream, me and Rihanna…but my favorite is chocolate and peanut butter.  These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are rich, chocolatey, sweet, and slightly salty.  If you like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love these White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. Continue reading “White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies”

Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chilies

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Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chilies





Potatoes and chiles are two of my favorite ingredients.  This recipe is a spicy twist on classic scalloped potatoes.  The roasted chilies add heat, but the cream and cheese make sure the spice never gets unbearable.  This Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chiles is an easy hearty side dish that is cheesy, spicy and delicious.   Continue reading “Potato Gratin with Roasted Hatch Chilies”

Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Chicken Wings

Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Chicken Wings

Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Chicken Wings





Chicken wings are a blank canvas for flavor.  When I want to try something different, chicken wings are one of the first places I turn.  Whether you’re making traditional buffalo wings or experimenting with new flavors, it is almost impossible to mess up a chicken wing.  These Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Chicken Wings are a perfect example of how you can try something new and eat something familiar at the same time. Continue reading “Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Chicken Wings”

Spicy Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan Grits

Spicy Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan Grits

Spicy Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan Grits




My recipe for Spicy Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan Grits combines the sweet, briny flavor of shrimp with the creamy comfort of grits.  The sauce is spicy, and slightly acidic, which balances nicely with the rich, creamy grits.  This is a recipe you’ll come back to over and over again, because it is easy, comforting, and absolutely delicious. Continue reading “Spicy Shrimp and Creamy Parmesan Grits”

Extra Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Extra Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Extra Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken





Extra Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken is the king of all comfort foods.  The combination of crisp, crunchy, breading and moist, juicy, meat is the culinary equivalent of a hug from your grandmother.  This recipe is perfect for a Saturday afternoon picnic, served with waffles for brunch, or for a classic Sunday dinner.  Whenever you decide to eat it, I’m sure you’ll love it. Continue reading “Extra Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken”