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…

Smashed Blue Cheese Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are one of the best sides dishes especially in a rush, in my opinion.It has every attribute of a steamy baked potato but with some extra crunch and very little time. When I have a lot of potatoes to make i go straight for smashing. You don’t have to worry about splitting the…

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…

Broccoli and Shishito Pepper Slaw

I have never been this excited for coleslaw before. So as a kid I hated coleslaw. It was over wet. about 2 cups of cabbage to 1tb carrots. Crazy sugary and just plain one note. Coleslaw as a adult I love because I realized really late that it was my experiences with slaw and not…

Carolina Reaper Honey BBQ Sauce

I thought I’d go for a twofer today. Why? Because I’m super excited about these posts! I had them all in one cluster. Now, I’ve decided they needed their own attention because although both condiments they are both pretty stand out! So on my other post I touched on why the ranch was so great…

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…