Pepperoni Roll

As I continue my culinary journey around our nation, our next stop is West Virginia. This dish is served at most every bar in the  state.  It’s simple and perfect for football season and great with a few beers.  The changes I made were additional herbage and the addition of Romano cheese.  I hope you like…

Oven baked chicken wings

What Dad doesn’t like chicken wings!  Let’s let Dad veg out in front of the TV munching on wings and drinking a cold beverage.  Make Mom happy: throw a stick of celery and a carrot on the plate.  Happy Father’s Day. Wings: 8 whole wings or 16 pieces (I got mine from Rainbow Acres Farm…

Scallops with Squid Ink Pasta

At the Manassas farmer market there is a vendor named Sweet Cups. (You can find them on Facebook.) They sell breads and pasta.  They had some squid ink pasta, so I thought I would give it a try.  My first thought was what will it pair with and since it was salty, why not sweet…

Beef Bourguignon

This is a slow cooked classic.  Remember Julia Child? Remember Graham Kerr? If you do, you may be old; if you don’t know them, let’s just say I came up with this one myself.  Just kidding.  It’s a French classic, and you’ll love the beefy goodness.  I hope you like it. 2 pounds beef stew…

Kuchen: It’s a German thing by way of South Dakota

I was reading about each state’s signature food and when I got to South Dakota, I found this dish (don’t blame me – I didn’t do the list). I decided to research it.  The Kuchen originally came from Germany, and there are region-specific recipes.  There is a debate whether this is a cake or a…