Beef Stroganoff (Using Leftover Standing Rib Roast)

For our Christmas dinner we made a Standing Rib Roast. With the COVID-19 situation we only had my parents over. The rib roast was fantastic but rendered A LOT of leftovers. So I Googled, “Standing Rib Roast Leftovers” and the most popular was Beef Stroganoff. I hadn’t had Beef Stroganoff in I don’t know when…

Beef en Croute (Copycat from Sassafras Bistro in Greenville, SC)

The first and only place I have ever had Beef en Croute (De Boeuf en Croûte or Beef Wellington) was at Sassafras Bistro in downtown Greenville, SC. It is my favorite meal of all the great food they dish out. Almost over the top. A filet mignon, wrapped in a herby mushroom duxelle, gorgonzola cheese…

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

A week or so ago I posted a super delicious and very easy recipe for an authentic Italian dish, Spaghetti al Pomodoro. This time I’m posting my absolute favorite super simple and very easy authentic Italian recipe, Bucatini all’Amatriciana (pronounced aa·muh·tree·chaa·nuh). The thing about super simple Italian food is you can’t skimp on the ingredients….

A Meatless Version of the Famous Husk Burger

I recently posted the most amazing burger recipe I’ve ever eaten, Sean Brock’s Famous Husk Burger with Crispy Baked Wedge Fries. I didn’t even finish that amazing burger before I thought, why not do this meatless. For the last several years we have been cutting down on the red meat we eat. Specifically we’ve been…

Spaghetti al Pomodoro

One of the easiest and yet most difficult recipes in Italy is pasta with tomato sauce (Spaghetti al Pomodoro). That is the beauty of real Italian cooking, simplicity. It is true that chefs in Italy, when judging other restaurants, many times order the most simple or common dishes. If you execute a successful dish with…

The Easiest Fried Fish Tacos Ever

I was watching a cooking show on TasteMade. Chef Megan Mitchell was making a fajita bar. I was mildly shocked when she used frozen Gorton’s® Beer Battered Fish Fillets for her “fried fish”. Once I realized they were a sponsor, it made a little more sense. I got to thinking about it and the fish…

Southern New Year’s Day – “Smoked” Sous Vide Turkey, Field Peas, Sweet and Spicy Collard Greens, Crispy Turkey Skin Chips with Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

I’ve post this recipe five years ago (Sous Vide “Smoked” Turkey, Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Cornbread with Turkey Skin Chips). It was very, very good. I won’t include the whole back story of why I originally posted but here is the why we southerners eat greens and peas at New Year’s. Field peas for…