German Mustard Pork Chops

This is a hearty stick-to-the-ribs meal. The pork chops are juicy and well-seasoned. You get the smoky bacon, garlic, and some tang from the mustard. I hope you like it. 2 boneless pork chops from Happy Family Ranch 1 strip bacon2 tablespoons of rice flour1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon smoked paprika1/2 teaspoon black…

Tortellini Michelangelo

This is another North Carolina trip recipe. This Italian place in Wilmington, Osteria Ciccetti, was excellent. This recipe is great because of its simple ingredients. I call it simple peasant food. I hope you like it. 12 ounces tortellini (I chose 3 cheese)16 ounces frozen peas8 ounces Parmesan cream (2 ounces parm and 6 ounces…

Brunch Crab Salad

This is riff on a Bobby Flay brunch dish, but some of his flavors just aren’t to my taste. So I changed things. This dish is perfect for a brunch or a tea; it combines some familiar item in a different package. I hope you like it. 4 ounces crab claw meat2 hard boiled eggs2…

Pina Colada Bread Puddin’

It’s vacation season, and many people are sitting by the pool with a tropical drink. Well not me. I’m in the kitchen making a tropical drink into a dessert. Pina colada is some summer flavor, but only a little boozy. So here’s a new take on a bread pudding that mimics a pina colada’s flavor…

Lamb Kidney Breakfast

This was one of my Mom’s favorite breakfasts. Right there with crab cake Benedict; she would ask me to cook this whenever I visited. Now, lamb kidneys are hard to find, so it was rare for me to make. Happy Family Ranch just “processed some lambs, so I called dibs on the kidneys.(I was the…