Sweet Potato Fries with Creole Seasoning Crisped in Duck Fat

This one is a little labor intensive but worth the results.  Who doesn’t like a crispy, spicy, sweet potato fry? Now, we start with air frying the sweet potato until just done.  Then we do a quick pan fry in duck fat to crisp the potatoes; that keeps the seasoning on the fries, not on…

Carrot cake muffins

Improvising while cooking is a good thing.  Sometimes it works, sometimes, well,  not so much.  Laziness can lead to success, like I’m missing an ingredient and say, “What do I do now? “ So we come to this recipe .  I was out of white sugar, so I had to decide between going to the…

I mako shark steak for dinner

I’m hooked on puns! While at my favorite fish monger, Crosby’s Crabs, I was directed to the fresh fish counter, and my guide pointed to the fresh shark.  Shark!  Shark!  So I said,  “ I’m in,” and he got me a nice thick piece.  Now,  I had had shark 40 years ago , but I…

Parsnip Apple Slaw

I’ve been using the new smoker and eating heavy, so I needed to lighten it up a little.  Parsnips are a fall vegetable; so are cabbage and apples.  The apple cider cuts through the heartiest beef or pork.  I hope you like it.  Oh, and the pork chop is from Rainbow Acres Farm – thick…

Grade School Lunch Box Cupcakes

How may of us had a packed lunch during school and found a packaged cupcake?   They have a life span of infinity but not as long as Twinkies.  Now as much of a treat they were, we are adults now, and we deserve better.   So I have made an adult version with more…