Bacon Rhubarb Jam

I will never forget the first time I had bacon jam (ok…I’m sounding dramatic), but really, for a lover of bacon, the flavor is quite amazing.  It was at a local restaurant called Iron Tap and they serve it on Pimento Cheese Bruschetta (OMG – so good) and what else could they serve it on,…

Grilled Cod with Citrus Browned Butter Sauce

This recipe is more about the sauce than the cod.  There isn’t anything special to say about the seasoning on the cod, but the brush of canola oil and sprinkling of salt and pepper.   The winner of this is the sauce.   This citrus browned butter sauce is fantastic with the richness of the…

Balsamic Reduction Sauce

It seems like there are many of those new concept specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar stores popping up around the cities.  I am a big fan of both the oil and the vinegar and all they do for all different types of foods, so I find these shops quite exciting.  I was gifted a…

Peanut Sauce

This week is all about sauces and what you can do with them.  I thought it would be fun to showcase easy things to make that will allow different dinner options than your typical store bought sauces.  To be fair and completely honest, when I work all week and want food on the table before…

Shallot Herb Butter Roll

I know that I said this week was going to be dedicated to grilling and all that fun, and although, this isn’t anything that is directly grilled, this is something that will instantly enhance any grilled meat to an almost professional level.  And, it’s super simple!  It’s a Shallot Herb Butter Roll…. First, pour about…

Grilled Vietnemese Shrimp Pops with Peanut Sauce

 I finally have made it out to grill and taken photos to post.  Now, I admit, I have grilled quite a few times this year already, but it’s been a lot of the standard – burgers, brats, hot dogs, veggie packs with potatoes, onions, bell peppers…the usual.   Here is something new and fun.  It is…

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Current Objective:    No More Wasting – Start using all the food in my pantry and fridge and be creative at the same time! I have started accumulating random foods over the last year…using some for various experiments and some because of sales at the grocery store.  And I don’t know if it’s because the sun…