Spicy Beef and Brussel Sprout Slaw Sandwich

I don’t know what is up with me and slaw lately. I almost feel like I’m forcing it upon you guys! So I had a craving for banh mi, as usual, like clockwork. For the unfamiliar banh mi is a sandwich that has grilled meat like beef, pork, chicken or tofu and some pickled (depending…

Buffalo Chicken Dip

With football season here its time to start rolling out some appetizers often. I love appetizers because I love variety and small plates. If I’m testing and sampling out a new recipe, during a football game is the perfect time. Most people are two things, hungry and less fussy about food during this as long…

Spicy Shrimp over Pappardelle

Whenever im using pappardelle pasta i know i’m in for a treat! To me pappardelle is the epitome of pasta elegance. Anytime pappardelle is in play i know im in store for a slow roasted ragu or hearty braised beef dish but sometimes when i’m thinking light but comforting i jump over immediately to scallops…

Carnitas Crunchwrap

If I couldn’t just leave well enough alone I just had to tinker with tacos bells crunch wrap supreme. Let me explain other than the obvious fact that I like to mess with things. Sometimes I just really enjoy knowing whats in my food. Its just an unrealistic expectation to need to be wasted to…

Breakfast Fried Porkchops

Sometimes you just wanna start your day off right. For this recipe when thinking of a marinade my mind immediately went to coffee. Because its perfect for the theme..breakfast and also I was thinking of red eye gravy. Red eye gravy is a diner classic that is your traditional white gravy with a zip off…

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

I often take request, because ya know why not. With request I never know what to expect and surprisingly I got a lot of request for shrimp cocktail. When I was thinking of what to do with this dish. I thought about the fact that bloody marys and shrimp cocktail have hit a huge wave…

Pork Charsui Ramen

With tropical storm Irma making landfall its safe to say I’m completely shifting gears as far as warm to cold weather food goes. One thing with this storm it’ll bring in some cooler air, probably more humidity and definitely mosquitos. Perfect weather for warm your bones food right? Not really, but I’ll take it as…

Carolina Reaper Ranch Dressing

Getting other to try California reapers is like pulling teeth. Its reputation tends to precede itself and requires others to be approached delicately. Everyone I approached to try the pepper as is had pretty solid reasoning that I truly couldn’t make a argument for. The responses I got about this pepper were amazing you’d think…