Monthly Archives: February 2011

Charcutepalooza Challenge: Duck Prosciutto

Earlier this month I was educated about this adventure called Charcutepalooza. Essentially it’s a year-long challenge dealing with the art of Charcuterie. All participants, using Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn’s book Charcuterie, will attempt one type of charcuterie each month–from … Continue reading

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Polenta: Gratin with Mushrooms and Tomato

So, I’ve been trying to do one meatless day a week. Trying being the operative word. It’s been a rough couple weeks for a handful of reasons and I haven’t taken the time to think about cooking as much as … Continue reading

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Warm Belgian Endive and Pine Nut Salad

Lest you think I live on meat and chocolate and lard alone, I figured I’d give you a recipe that contains vegetables. Shocking, I know. I actually do eat veggies a lot, but don’t normally do anything other than steam … Continue reading

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Slowcooker Barbecue Ribs

Our apartment is a football apartment. Well, 2/3 of it is and if you round up that equals a whole, right? Especially when the dissenting 1/3 (me) doesn’t not-like football. I don’t count as a full fan, but I’m enjoying … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Chocolate Covered Bacon (and Strawberries too)

I know chocolate-covered bacon hit the internet a while ago. I am well aware that this recipe is nothing groundbreaking. But that’s not the point. The point of this whole cooking (and blogging) adventure is to make things that I … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of two ways I’ll eat bananas. The other way is just-barely-yellow – the way bananas are for the first thirty seconds after you bring them home from the store. This means I don’t buy bananas very … Continue reading

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Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

When it comes to real comfort food, for me nothing beats Mac and Cheese. Creamy, cheesy, salty, carb-y goodness. Yum. And there is nothing healthy about it. Nope, not at all. But I’ll be damned if it isn’t worth an … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Since we had a huge thing of buttermilk left over from the Cinnamon Rolls we had to come up with a recipe to use it. Clearly this meant making fried chicken. I mean, what else do you do with buttermilk? … Continue reading

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