Kale Biscuits Sandwich with Bacon, Beets and Blue Cheese Mayonnaise

June 28, 2014
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The Creative Cooking Crew challenged us this month to a triple-Decker sandwich and that is how kale biscuits with bacon, beets and blue cheese was born. The whole idea of a triple decker sandwich takes me back to childhood, deli’s, and club sandwiches. Club sandwiches always had bacon, and usually turky and tomato, three pieces […]

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Panzanella, Ruffled Eggs, Tabasco Maple Vinaigrette

June 27, 2014
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This is Italian meets French. Panzanella is an Italian bread salad, typically rustic, rough and rugged,  while the ruffled egg is French, dainty, cute, like a little purse. I used a French imported brioche to make the bread salad which added an unique sweetness to the dish, countered by a spicy vinaigrette. The flavors are […]

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Swordfish Milanese with Eggplant Sauce with Tabasco

June 26, 2014
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This is Dish number 4 of the  five dishes made this week for the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge, which you can read about here. This is a tasty dish, so easy to make, yet so impressive and full of flavor. I can only use a combination of these ten ingredients. This was the very first […]

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Savory Spicy Tomato Basil Eggplant Bread Pudding with Tabasco

June 25, 2014
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Savory tomato basil eggplant breading is dish 3 of the five dish, 10 Ingredient, Tabasco challenge. If you don’t know about my challenge, please visit this page to see just what Tabasco asked me to do. Every day this week, I’m posting a recipe I developed using Tabasco Sauce and their chosen ingredients. When Brioche […]

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Eggplant Benedict with Tabasco Olive Oil Hollandaise, Paleo Friendly

June 24, 2014
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This is the second recipe in the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge. Each day this week, I will be posting a recipe, where I could only use any combination of just ten ingredients. See those ingredients and read more about the challenge here in the first post. Eggplant Benedict with Tabasco Olive Oil Hollandaise is not […]

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Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Verde over Tomato Agridolce, Paleo Friendly

June 23, 2014
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Grilled Swordfish Verde with Tomato Agridolce was created for a Tabasco cooking challenge. Each day this week, you will be treated to a creative recipe, using a combination of just ten ingredients in a sponsored series by Tabasco. Tabasco is the iconic hot sauce that everyone knows about, and it’s not too hard to figure […]

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Red White and Blue Honey Baked Goat Cheese Salad with Blackberry Lemon Vinaigrette

June 22, 2014
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Summer is the time for sweet, juicy, tangy food and, of course, salads. While this is a very simple salad, of honey baked goat cheese, greens, arugula, and summer fruit, there are nuances that must be noted. A good salad must have a proper balance of fat, acid and salt, the ingredients must be fresh […]

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pie

June 20, 2014
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This might be the last of the buttermilk recipes for a while, but don’t hold me to that. Blueberry buttermilk pie is like a pudding pie, not to be mistaken for chess pie, which is much too sweet for my taste. You can use fresh blueberries, which are in abundance right now, or you can […]

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Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings

June 17, 2014
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A friend gave me a bag of onions he picked on his farm and at first I honestly didn’t know what to do with them. I moved them from room to room, and then it dawned on me. Onion rings! I only eat onion rings maybe once a year and never ever have made them. […]

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Farmhouse Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, the Salad Men Love

June 15, 2014
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This is for you men out there who claim to hate salad. I know who you are, and I have this to say. You haven’t tried my farmhouse salad yet. This farmhouse salad is has all the things you love. Bacon, cheese, corn on the cob and that creamy, buttermilk dressing you grew up on. […]

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