BBQ Braised Pot Roast

With winter arriving it is for hearty warming meals, during the colder months we do a lot of braising. Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: typically, the food is first sautéed or seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pot at a lower temperature while sitting…

Mac and Cheese Pot Pie

Okay I had to do it. I had to combine two of my favorite comfort foods. Pot pies and mac and cheese. I actually had thought about doing this for awhile, but had to tweek the recipe a few times before it came out right. I made my normal bacon mac and cheese but it…

Southern Style Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live but here in the Northeast it appears winter is coming early. In one day we went from temps in the 70’s to that night dropping into the 50’s and it seems we are staying there. Forecasters are even saying we will have snow next…

Baked Pain Perdu, French Toast Casserole

As I have mentioned before one of my favorite foods is French Toast. It is one of the foods I eat when trying to evaluate a diner. I have had many variations of French Toast over the years and to be honest I really can’t say I have a favorite, although there is a criteria…

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

Around here bratwurst are a quick and simple goto for lunch or dinner. In fact we have had them so often I was trying to come up with something a little different and one day going through my Instagram I saw a post from one of the people I follow, unfortunately I can’t remember who…

Air Fried Buffalo Wings

Time for a classic with a modern twist. Who doesn’t love classic Buffalo Wings? Buffalo wings were created Teressa Bellissimo on March 4th 1964 at the now world famous Anchor Bar in Buffalo New York. Buffalo wings are typically unbreaded wings deep fried and tossed in a cream sauce of butter and hot sauce. I…

Waffle Pizza

I like most of us am i huge pizza lover. I love New York style, Chicago style deep dish, grilled pizza and of course classic food fired Neapolitan style. I was trying to come up with a different twist on pizza and happened to be watching a re-run of The Kitchen on Food Network and…

Simple Meat Sauce

Growing up in the 1970’s meat sauce on spaghetti was common place. I can remember having it at all of my friends houses when I was invited for dinner. Now I am referring to what I call American meat sauce because it is vastly different from Bolognese. Bolognese is a meat base sauce with little…

Philly Cheesesteak

For much of my life I have been near the Philadelphia area. I was born about 30 minutes west of Philly, when I was very young my family had moved to western Pennsylvania but my grandparents still lived around the Philly area. In high school I lived in Wilmington Delaware (again about 30 minutes from…