Peasant Burnt Ends

I saw this on-line and thought it needed my spin. I used beef short ribs instead of the normal chuck roast. Now, in Texas brisket is only salt and pepper, maybe sometimes garlic and chili powder. I did my few tricks like adding Old Bay and garlic powder. I also cooked the short ribs in…

Aronia Blueberry Cream Eclair

It’s getting warmer, and to me that that means berries. I used blueberries and aronia jelly from Erin’s Elderberries to sweeten instead of sugar. I used spiced rum to amp up the flavor and lemon to balance the flavors. The whipped cream is for “mouth feel,” all conveniently place in an eclair. I hope you…

Bacon Tater Tots

I was asked to make something for the kids at the opening of the Haymarket Community Garden. So I asked a number of people what would make the humble tater tot better. The two most popular answers were cheese and bacon. No one said add rutabaga, go figure. I had taste tests and got the…

Air Fried Bacon Mac and Cheese Balls

I may have had you at bacon, but mac and cheese is tasty too. Now, this is air fried which means it’s healthy! Right? Ok, not healthy, but it’s really tasty. Now, if I lived in Michigan, I may have used Pinnconning cheese. I did use sharp cheddar, provolone and cream cheese, lots of bacon,…

New Zealand Lamb Steaks

I saw this dish on TV and decided to do my own take on it. Lamb is the most popular protein in New Zealand where it is used much more than in the US. I love the earthiness of lamb, and it can hold up to strong flavors like mint, pomegranate, and garlic. Two important…