Cheesecake w port poached pear

My daughter Leslie said I should do a new cheesecake recipe.  We have used the Susie Q recipe for years.  She also requested that I use pairs.  I then asked her if she wanted anything else and her reply was “I have faith in you to innovate” .  So with that challenge I came up…

Maple cupcakes with bacon frosting

Well we know that my love of pork products knows no bounds.  The key is to use the best part, bacon in as many ways as humanly possible.  Baked goods came to mind.  Bacon bread no.  Bacon lettuce and tomato bread, sometimes I crack myself up.  What is bacons best friend?  Maple!  So how to…

Poke’ by a main lander

Poke’ is a dish that is big in Hawaii.  I had poke’ for the first time about 2 years ago. (no I didn’t go there)  I have loved sushi for about 30 years.  My brother Mike makes sushi except no one in his family likes raw fish so it’s fish and rice.  In my house…

BBQ potato chip crusted walleye with crispy leeks

This is a simple one start to finish 30 minutes.  I love walleye and when it came in the day before it’s even better.(This is my lucky month I’ve been able to get it twice this month in Virginia that is pretty cool)  You get the mild onion flavor of the leeks, the crunch of…

3 meals 12 ingredients for one hungry college kid

I had a friend who doesn’t like to cook and was bored with her food.  Her daughter had just gone off to college and didn’t cook.  So I came up with these recipes for her and then found out she doesn’t like ham.  Oh well, I hope you like them. 1.5 pound ham steak that’s…