Pantry Pasta

Pantry Pasta I call this Pantry Pasta because it is basically a quick weeknight meal that can be put together with a variation of ingredients that most of us have on hand. Here is what you will need: 1 lb pasta (I used Penne, but whatever you have on hand is fine) 1 to 1…

Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls

  Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls These fairly simple rolls are great to go with Italian dishes but will work with just about anything. It is a very forgiving recipe if you are a beginner or just not comfortable with baking. I use a stand mixer with a dough hook, but it can be done…

Fines Herbs Butter- Something to keep on hand

I like to keep herb butter on hand. It is useful in a lot of recipes, and if you already have some in the freezer, that’s just one less step in the preparation. You can use it to Roast a chicken, Place a pat on a resting steak, Add to sauces as a finisher, the possibilities…

Low And Slow Series- Pulled Pork

Okay Readers, as promised here is my recipe and method for pulled pork. Pulled Pork is typically made from the Pork Shoulder or Butt as some know it by.        It is a very good Cut for smoking purposes because of the fat content. And it takes the smoke flavor very well. You…

Basic Risotto

I absolutely love Risotto. From preparation to eating it has to be one of my all time favorite dishes. The basic method for prep leaves you with a blank canvas for creativity that you can do wonderful things with and add layers of complexity and flavor. What I am going to give you here is…

Feta and Herb Stuffed Burgers For National Burger Day

Being National Burger Day, I thought I might share my recipe for  a burger that is a bit different. But first lets look at how the hamburger came to be. Probably one of the earliest references to a meat patty appeared in the 4th century.The ancient Roman empire had a dish called isicia omentata  which…

Tri-Tip Roast That Is Sure To Impress

The Tri-Tip Is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin. It was primarily used for Ground Beef Until sometime in the early ’50s when it gained popularity in the Santa Maria Region of California. This cut is in my opinion a very good candidate for the grill. I do mine whole, but you can…