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Pancetta and Tomato Achaar Beans

Here is One Flavor-Packed Bowl of Stewed Beans! Once again, I was in the mood for beans. As much as I love a bowl of beans that have been simply cooked in their own delicious broth, I wanted something a little more stew-like this time around because I wanted to scoop these with some good […]

Bacon-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms On Bitter Greens

Talk About a Great Main Course Salad Meal! Lots of bacon. That’s what happened here. I started out by cooking 10 slices of bacon, but I wasn’t sure I’d use all of it. Really? Who was I kidding? It ended up being the perfect amount of bacon. No big surprise there. I haven’t made stuffed […]

Braised Oxtails with Salty Orange Cream

Braised Oxtails with Salty Orange Cream

Elegant and Rich, but Surprisingly Vibrant. I’m not fond of a lot of braised meat recipes as I find most of them to be too umami packed for my taste. As much as I enjoy the tender unctious meat, the sauce usually runs too rich for me and after a couple of bites I’m done. […]

Beans with Salty Orange Cream and Croutons

Beans with Salty Orange Cream and Croutons

A Bowl of Beans Unlike Any You’ve Ever Tasted. Here I am, back with another bowl-of-beans recipe. And this one is a beauty. The day before I cook my beans is when I get to really thinking about how I’m going to serve them. I always soak them overnight in salted water. I’m a believer […]

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

Luxuriously Creamy Potatoes with Comté Cheese. Whenever I’m lucky enough to grab a big wedge of Comté cheese I start thinking about ways to use it, besides eating it out of hand. It’s in my top 3 of favorite cheeses and this time I chose to make potatoes au gratin. There are many different ways […]