Un-boring chicken

Every week on the shopping list sits the words “chicken breasts.” If I have to suffer through another stinking air fryer chicken breast or in-the-oven-coated-with-BBQ-sauce, I am going to lose what few wits I have left. I can not, will not eat food without taste. I should not, could not eat what tastes like paste….

Hasselback Sweet Potato

This is a fun winter side dish that I made complicated. You read my blog, you know. It’s sweet , savory, herbal, salty, and spicy. All your tastebuds will get involved. I hope you like it. 4 medium sweet potatoes6 strips of bacon (I used duck bacon)2 tablespoons maple syrup1 teaspoon thyme2 tablespoons butter, melted1/2…

Golabki or Guamki, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This is a dish I had as a kid at home and later in life when I was delivering fish and lard for Superior Fish. The best I had was in Hamtramck, MI. There were a lot of nice old Polish women who always tried to feed me (I was skinny back then). I hadn’t…

Harissa Coated Pork Loin Lettuce Wrap

I had a great looking pork tenderloin from Happy Family Ranch in Midland, VA (www.happyfamilyranch.net), sitting in the freezer. It was time to use it. I also had some harissa North African spicy chili paste. I thought that the dish would need an acid so how about pickled vegetables? Something sweet? Mandarin oranges will work…

7 guidelines for buying seafood

If you are a regular on this blog, you know I do a lot of seafood dishes. When I was a young adult, I worked for Superior Fish Co. in Royal Oak, MI for 4 years and delivered fish to some of the best restaurants in the Detroit area. While I was there, I cut,…