Iowa Fried Pork Tenderloin

This is the state dish of Iowa.  It’s a huge seller at the state fair.  Iowans know their pork.  This dish is a crunchy sandwich with sour pickles and creamy mayo.  So walk down the midway and enjoy this Iowa treat.  I hope you like it. 1 2-pound pork tenderloin ( l got mine from…

Smoked Salmon

When I lived in Seattle, I had my little smoker on my apartment balcony.  I would go fishing in the Puget Sound for amazing salmon. (The largest I caught was over 30 pounds!)  I would also go to my favorite place in Seattle, the Pike Street Market (ok, right behind the Spot Tavern) and get…

Crab Stuffed Rainbow Trout

This is a simple, tasty fish dish.  It should take all of 40 minutes to make.  This dates back to my Grandma Wines who loved rainbow trout at Mountain Jacks.  I hope you like. 2 rainbow trout, boned (I got mine at Crosby’s Crabs) 4 oz crab meat (Crosby’s  Crabs) 2 Ritz crackers, crushed 1/2…

S’mores Mini Eclairs

This is an idea whose time has come.  If you bring these to a summer cookout, you’re going to be a hero.  Everyone loves s’mores, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like an eclair (much like a parfait -check your Shrek). The combination is a treat everyone will remember long after they lick the…

Loco Moco

This is Hawaiian comfort food without the Spam – a favorite for a working person’s lunch. There are lots of versions of this dish, but I kept it more comfort and less gourmet.  I best describe this as Salisbury steak with an Asian twist.  Savory gravy, runny egg yolk, beefy patty all on a bed…