In keeping with my goal to offer simpler recipes with fewer ingredients I offer you this one ingredient wonder, Oven Baked Bacon. I think this might be a good first posting to my still empty “Tips and Techniques” section since it’s more about cooking method. I know many of you may already be preparing your bacon this way but, if you haven’t yet tried it, it’s worth the read! Continue reading “Oven Baked Bacon”
The braising method, which generally starts with a good sear then finishes in liquid, is perfect for chicken thighs because they won’t dry out and it creates this wonderfully delicious glaze to coat them. In this case, a wonderfully delicious, very garlicky glaze. Continue reading “Braised Garlic Chicken Thighs”
My niece recently moved into her own apartment and has bravely and wisely decided to do her own cooking. Despite having a very talented chef as her father, she never really learned the basics so I promised I would post some simple stuff for her. I think she will be pleasantly surprised by how capable a cook she can be. Continue reading “Pan Seared Burgers”
My husband, Bob, has been grilling perfectly juicy pork chops for years so I thought I’d share his method with you. I’m also including my recipe for a garlicky rub but you can use this cooking guide no matter how you season your chops.
Make sure you get nice thick pork chops with the bone in! Continue reading “Grilled Pork Chops”
Um. Yum. Seriously worthwhile indulgence going on here. My girls were a bit skeptical when I told them I was making patty melts for dinner. They’re usually skeptical, that’s nothing new. They were on board though when I explained to them just what a patty melt is; a hamburger inside a grilled cheese sandwich (I didn’t mention the caramelized onions at that point). What meat, cheese and bread lover wouldn’t be on board?? My workaholic husband even came home in time to eat dinner with us when I told him we were having patty melts. They are a bit more work than your average burger, but I promise they are worth it!
Continue reading “Sourdough Cheddar Patty Melt”