Chorizo & Calamari Pizza

Pork and seafood make a great combination. So why not on a pizza? Yes, I know I did a clam and bacon one a few years ago, but we are going spicy chorizo with crispy calamari. I also threw some olives for some salt, sun dried tomatoes, and some arugula for a peppery bite. The…

Air Fry Chuck Eye Steak

This was new for me; I usually use cast iron skillet seer and finish my steaks in the oven. I used this air fryer method for the first time and was very happy with the results. I also used an under used cut, the chuck eye. The chuck eye is the next muscle over from…

Cinnamon Chocolate Cayenne Crunchy Cookies

As you know, I love my farmers market and the cool things I find everywhere at the markets. In this case it’s the candied pecans from The Purposeful Pecan. I used the sweet and spicy ones in a version of a Mexican hot chocolate cookie. The cayenne plays well with the dark chocolate. The cinnamon…

Coffee Bacon Jam

Want to up the cool factor on your burgers and chicken sandwIches? This recipe will get your taste buds working. You get bacon, sweetness from the caramelized onions and brown sugar, and the tart balsamic vinegar. It finishes with smokey chili powder, and the coffee brings a counterbalance for the sweetness. 1 pound bacon cut…

Black Forest Parfait

I am trying to get every ounce out of cherry season; this is my latest. We start with the cake/brownie layer, and if we topped it with whipped cream, most people would be happy, but not us. We want some delicious cherry filling. Nice parfait glasses would be nice, but we can make anything work….