Cooking Hacks Everyone Should Know : Feast Your Eyes Infographic

Take a look at this handy infographic, then amaze your friends when you peel an entire head of garlic in seconds!

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Sexy Smothered Pork Chops : Cook

In the American South, ‘smothered’ refers to any protein that has been fried and then topped with gravy and sautéed onions. I love smothered pork chops. But I do not love frying. Specifically I don’t love cleaning up after frying. This version of smothered pork chops sears seasoned pork chops in a little vegetable oil… Continue reading Sexy Smothered Pork Chops : Cook

Coconut Lime Chicken : Cook

While perusing Pinterest, I came across an Indonesian inspired chicken dish by Menu Musings. Never one to leave well enough alone, I made some changes,  To make things juicier, I went for thighs rather than breasts (that sounds dirty). To spice things up, I added a chopped Habañero to the marinade, If you don’t like things quite so spicy,… Continue reading Coconut Lime Chicken : Cook

Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

  I was perusing the “Manager’s Special” section in the meat department of my local mega-mart this past weekend and found some ‘country-style’ boneless ribs. Country-style ribs aren’t ribs at all. They are sliced pork shoulder and need to be cooked long, low and slow. I usually make North Carolina style Pulled Pork from pork shoulder. But I… Continue reading Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

Red Wine Cheat Sheet Infographic: Feast Your Eyes

I am a red-head. No, I’m not a ginger. I mean that I like red wine…a lot. If you have been reading my wine reviews, you already know that I like wines with ‘junk in the trunk’. If you’re new (Hey!), junk in the trunk is my term for a full-bodied red wine.

No matter if you like your red wine to have junk in the trunk, or if you prefer something a little lighter, this cheat sheet can help you find what you’re looking for.

Red Wine Cheat Sheet

Cook: Umami Kale Salad

  I wanted to like kale salads. I really did. They’re low calorie, low fat, and packed with vital nutrients. But whenever I tried them, they were tough and bland. Then I tried a kale salad at a potluck gathering. It was flavorful and crisp. I had to get the recipe. The nutritional yeast adds… Continue reading Cook: Umami Kale Salad

Cook: Squash Casserole

To call this a squash casserole doesn’t really convey the awesomeness of this dish. Think of an ooey-gooey mac and cheese with squash instead of pasta. I’ve been volunteering in a community garden this spring and summer. If you’ve ever planted squash in a vegetable garden, you know where I’m going with this. The garden… Continue reading Cook: Squash Casserole