bacon & chicken mac and cheese

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014

Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. By mixing up the cheeses and add-ins you can change it up by following the same basic…

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bacon, brussels sprouts, & gnocchi

Posted on Jun 10th, 2013

I never remember eating brussels sprouts growing up.  I have no memories of weird green mushy lumps that I would refuse to eat. I just think that my…

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bacon, leek, and mushroom risotto

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013

Risotto was one of those dishes that I always ordered when I went out to eat, but never made at home. I never really had a reason for not making it…

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brown sugar balsamic glazed pork

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2014

I typically post recipes in the order that we eat them, and I also have about 2 weeks worth of blog posts queued up. Occasionally, I'll make…

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charred corn and bacon

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Corn and bacon is one of the combos that I always want to eat. I made this dish one night when I wasn't feeling up to cooking anything too…

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dill, bacon, and potato soup

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013

  Dill is one of my favorite herbs. I wanted to make a soup that featured it, and came up with this soup. The bacon and potatoes are…

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garlic & brown sugar pork chops

Posted on Jan 21st, 2014

I found some boneless pork chops in the freezer that I had completely forgotten about, so I figured that they had been there for quite some time. I…

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gnocchi and peas with a savory bacon sauce

Posted on Aug 28th, 2014

When I make gnocchi with bacon I typically don’t add a sauce because I find that the bacon is flavorful enough on its own. However, this time I was…

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italian sausage, tomatoes, and spinach pasta

Posted on May 20th, 2013

This dish comes together very easily, but it does take a little bit of time.  The time is definitely is worth it.  It is a perfect comfort meal…

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low country boil

Posted on Jul 8th, 2014

I came across this recipe on Pinterest last year, and have been meaning to make it since then. I don't know why I waited so long because this a…

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mushroom, bacon, & spinach frittata

Posted on May 24th, 2013

Every Sunday the town next to ours has a wonderful farmer's market.  One of the great things about living in central New Jersey is the abundance of…

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panko crusted pork chops

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2013

Charles's birthday was last week, and when I asked him where he wanted to go out to eat, he requested that we stay in and I make pork chops. These…

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portobello & kielbasa spaghetti

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

I had some kielbasa left over from Easter, and some portobellos from our local farmer's market that needed to be eaten. I decided to create a dish…

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slow cooker cranberry pork

Posted on Nov 6th, 2014

After the great success of my last slow cooker pork, I decided to try another pork dish. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and the cranberry…

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slow cooker shredded pork

Posted on Oct 8th, 2013

I kinda hate slow cookers. I really want to like them, but for some reason I never am too pleased with the meals that come out of them. I find that…

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whiskey peach ham

Posted on Mar 11th, 2014

This is a great pantry meal, that comes together extremely quickly. I buy a large boneless, sliced, brown sugar cured ham and then divide it up to…

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