Summer Three Bean Salad

When picnic season rolls around, this is always my most requested dish. I’ve had a number of requests to update the recipe here, so with no further ado: The Basics: 1 can kidney beans, rinsed (1) 1 can chickpeas, rinsed 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped half a… Continue reading

Chipotle Pork Shoulder Braise

Chipotle Pork Shoulder Braise 1 3-4 lb pork shoulder, bone-in 1 tbsp mexican oregano 2 chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce 2 ancho chiles, seeds removed 1 tin of fire roasted tomatoes 1 beer 1 large onion, chopped 5 cloves of garlic, minced 1.5 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp coriander seed 1/2 tsp cumin seed 10… Continue reading

Chicken Poached in Milk

Serves 3 or 4 1 yellow or vidalia onion, diced large handful of white mushrooms, sliced 3 chicken breast halves, sliced into 1 inch (or so) thick “tenders” 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 or 2 pinches of hot chili pepper flakes 1 tbsp flour 2 tsp dijon… Continue reading

Prosciutto-Wrapped Roasted Pork Loin

I’m always a fan of the combination of taste and simplicity, especially these days when my schedule does not allow for extended adventures in the kitchen.  This dish was a snap to make, and tons of flavor. The oregano and prosciutto combine beautifully and seep into the roast. a boneless pork loin enough imported prosciutto… Continue reading

A Lemon Spin on Mignonette

Last night, we had our annual family lobster feast. While much of my family still goes for the butter-lemon sauce, I have taken to the sharper taste of mignonette. This year, we played around with the ingredients a bit and I really liked the outcome. Lemon Mignonette 1 large shallot (or 2 small ones), finely… Continue reading

Summertime salsa

In summertime, there are few things I like more than fresh salsa and a good beer. I make variations of this recipe, as evidenced in this blog’s history, and can never get enough of it. It goes great with chips, on toasted bread, on fish or hamburgers… or just straight up ! 1 red pepper,… Continue reading

Homemade Eggnog

Store mixes just can’t compare to homemade. It is a general rule that is hard to beat, and eggnog is no exception. Every season I try to find an excuse to make a version of my grandmother’s simple eggnog recipe. This weekend, we had a small gathering to let kids run amuck and I treated… Continue reading