Grill Bread

When I stepped outside this morning, I could hear the wind through the trees saying, “GRILL TONIGHT!” It was just that sort of day. Mild temperature, blue skies, and begging for an outdoor cooking adventure. So, every component of tonight’s meal was grilled (and will be posted in due time). However, this recipe highlights a…

Cracked Black Peppercorn Grouper

After last night’s Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Black Grouper, we still had two five ounce pieces of black grouper fillet in the fridge to cook. I normally don’t cook the same protein two nights in a row, but, as Ron Burgundy once said, “When in Rome…” So, I am gung-ho about using it again! Tonight’s…

Garlic and Sun-dried Tomato Black Grouper

I’m on the gulf coast of Florida with my dad visiting my grandma this weekend, and we went down to the docks and found a local fishmonger to see what looked good. So, on the menu for tonight is the freshly caught black grouper! It is a tremendously tasty, meaty, and flaky fish, but alas,…

Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Cream Sauce

This is my take on a classic of seafood menus. Ahi tuna steak can be a little tricky because its low fat content makes it easy to overcook, and overcooked tuna is pretty tough to eat. But, along with that great responsibility comes a fantastic perk…that this meal is extraordinarily quick to make! In only…

Cheddar and Onion Pork Wellington

Yesterday, I had the distinct honor to make Mother’s day dinner for eight people! For such an occasion, I figured it was appropriate to pull out all the stops and make a meal commensurate for the occasion. While that is a thinly veiled warning to someone looking for an easy meal to make, this meal…

Lemon Pepper Mashed Potatoes

The other day, I was looking for a side dish to make for Rosemary Sangiovese Braised Duck Legs, and I had my heart set on mashed potatoes. However, I wanted to build in flavours that would accentuate the rich flavours of the goose and would complement the fruity acidity of the Sangiovese sauce. Thus, the…

Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Pizza with Honey Balsamic Sauce

Pizza night again! This time, we went with a combination of tangy and sweet flavours. The sweetness comes from the caramelized onion and the honey, while the tang comes from the balsamic vinager. For the meat, we opted to use some leftover goose leg…but bacon would pair exquisitely with the other ingredients, so if you…

Sweet and Sour Crockpot Chicken

This is a meal that I never would have thought to make on my own. But my wife’s side of the family has been making it for years, and one day, my mother-in-law made it for me…and I was hooked. Anyway, the other day, I got a hankering, and luckily, my wife made it for…

Rosemary Sangiovese Braised Goose Legs

I had a hankering for goose, so last night, I defrosted some goose drumsticks that I froze a while back, and here we are. Since goose is generally a little tougher than chicken since it uses its muscles quite a bit more throughout its life, it requires a little extra care and attention. However, for…

Corn and Black Bean Croquettes (With Jalapeno Lime Aioli)

As I noted in my Broiled Cod with Honey Ginger Black Bean Sauce recipe, that sauce was essentially a bi-product of having an overabundance of black beans beans and needing to find a fun way to use them. Well, here’s the main event for all those beans! We had our Cinco de Mayo (or more…

Broiled Cod with Honey Ginger Black Bean Sauce

Tonight, I was working with an overabundance of black beans since I was making something for a work event tomorrow (that recipe will be posted in the near future). Anyway, as I was reflecting on my black bean adventures, I realized that I use them almost exclusively to make Mexican/Southwestern flavours. So, I gave myself…

Chicken in Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

The idea for this meal came to me in a sort of backwards way. Yesterday, my father in law and I were part of a crew serving Mother’s Day dinner to some very deserving women at church. At the end, there were a lot of leftover bread slices that went uneaten. My father in law…