Shrimp "Banh Mi" with Butter Lettuce

Shrimp "Banh Mi" with Butter Lettuce

I kind of fell down, or off ... the wagon, the horse, the radar? Who can say, but I fell off, and I've been away for awhile. My apologies. Things are well, I am well - better than I think I ever have been in my whole entire life. Yeah, so there's a bombshell for you.

Sweet & Savory Puff Pastry "Waffles"

Sweet & Savory Puff Pastry "Waffles"

I do apologize. Truly. I hadn't meant for my first blog post of 2017 to be quite so ... naughty. The food world in general is rightly fixated on healthy foods after two months of holiday gluttony, and I was planning on sharing the joys of braising vegetables - comforting still, yet less guilty.

Spicy Stewed Sausages with Peppers

Spicy Stewed Sausages with Peppers

This recipe, my first attempt at a Paleo lifestyle, is not labeled as such. I like that because it makes me feel I'm just eating a super yummy meal I found on Food & Wine's website, featuring a hearty Italian dish contributed by Mario Batali. This dish comes together quickly after you get all the veg chopped up. It's hard to imagine a dish of sausages and sweet peppers being boring, but Mario bumps up the flavor factor another notch by stewing everything in a bit of red wine.

Taking Chances with Nashville Hot Chicken

Taking Chances with Nashville Hot Chicken

I somehow managed to get myself talked into cooking the entrée round of an impromptu progressive dinner this past weekend. I'd be frying sweet and spicy fried chicken for around 16-20 people.