Black Friday Panini

Holiday 2014 is the year of the Thanksgiving sandwich.  I have seen all sorts of variations of turkey sandwiches dressed up for Thanksgiving.  Everywhere from the local tea house to the draft house has one.  I couldn’t resist trying them all.  It’s the perfect thing for a day after Thanksgiving leftover meal.  The basic recipe…

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders

Everyday is a great day for pulled pork according to my husband.  He never gets tired of it.  I have made every variation imaginable to just to change it up a bit.  No matter what, his favorite is my root beer recipe.  It’s a great base that is fine on its own or with added barbecue…

Cedar Grilled Salmon – because orange is the new black

Yet, another seafood recipe from me – and right before Thanksgiving no less.  Just save this recipe for cedar grilled salmon to your favorites so it’s easy to find  a week from now.  When you emerge from the tryptophan coma, craving anything other than poultry and pork, you’ll be thankful that I posted it. Admit…

Babe Blue Oxtail Stew

“Nose to tail” eating has carried a stigma throughout the ages and around the globe.   During the Antebellum period of the United States, leftover animal parts were used to feed slaves on plantations.  As a result, dishes comprised of offal (organ meat) and cheap cuts of meat became associated with African-American culture and Southern…

Brer Rabbit’s Gullah Gumbo

Chew on this:  What would Brer Rabbit eat?  He would opt for a Southern regional dish, in my opinion.  Something full of flavor and heritage – like gumbo.  In case you’re not familiar with Brer Rabbit, he is a central figure of the Uncle Remus stories set in the Southern United States.  Brer Rabbit is a trickster who succeeds by his…