Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ’s awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten … well, it didn’t make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly … Read more

My New Favorite Veggie Casserole – Thanksgiving’s Coming!

UPDATE!  My friend Maribeth says she chopped up cooked chicken breast to add to the dish and made a main dish meal out of it.  She also added a sprinkling of dry ranch dressing to the mayonnaise before mixing up.  I’m making this again with chicken!  YUM!  (I can imagine chopped ham also making a … Read more

Homemade Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

How often do you hear … “These are the best _______ (fill in the blank) you have ever made”?   Ever? I cook …  a lot.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom and The Chief  are very kind and complimentary of my cooking. But recently I received the “these are the best meatballs you have ever made” response followed by the appropriate … Read more

Bacon, Egg & Biscuit Casserole / Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner / John 21:12

Pretty much every Thursday I make breakfast food for dinner.  It is that time of the week where I am out of ideas, just plain tired, or I am hungry for a breakfast that doesn’t begin and end with oatmeal. This past week I knew I had eggs, cheese, a little bit of leftover bacon, … Read more

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

A Facebook inspired recipe does it again! There are kazillions of recipes being posted from wall to wall on Facebook. I drool over them just like you do. But, just like you, I can’t cook or bake or EAT everything out there. Today, we’re going to be cooking Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast! … Read more

Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese

Since being gifted with fresh figs from our friends Joan and Ed, I have three figgy recipes I plan to share with you.  Fig Preserves was the first one.  This Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the second and you’re darn tootin’ you’ll love the third one! The Chief was very skeptical about a … Read more

BBQ Pulled-Pork 4 Times in 2 Weeks – Priceless!

I know, I know!  Food blogging 101 says “do not post the same foodie thing 2 months in a row.”  However, I am quite sure whoever wrote that rule never ate Roast Pork With Onions and Apples quickly followed by some finger-lickin’ BBQ Pulled Pork with Root Beer!  Besides, this is my story! During the … Read more

The Brioche That Killed My Kitchen Aid

It’s Tuesdays with Dorie where a group of bakers and bloggers bake up the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia.   Then we brag, I mean, blog about our results. A year ago I made my very first attempt at brioche dough.  To say it was a success is an understatement.  (I’m humble … Read more

Roast Pork with Onions and Apples

When I drive into town I always pass this little building with a big black smoker sitting next to it.  Often times the air is filled with a smokey BBQ smell and the sign says  “BBQ PORK BUTT”.  I don’t know about you, but pork butt just doesn’t sound very appealing to me. 🙂  After … Read more