Classic French Beef Stew

This beef stew (Boeuf Bourguignon) is the best when the weather dips down. Not only is it hearty and filling you also have the oven running for over two hours. I love the beautiful simplicity of dishes like these. The flavors are pure and so satisfying. My wife thought I should add mushrooms. Yes, that…

Take #3 – Southern New Year’s Day – Smoky Sous Vide Turkey Breast, Black Eyed Peas, Sweet and Spicy Collard Greens, Crispy Turkey Skin Chips with Brown Sugar Cornbread

I’ve post this recipe five years ago (Sous Vide “Smoked” Turkey, Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Cornbread with Turkey Skin Chips) and again last year (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). They were both very, very…

Double Dark Chocolate and Bourbon Cookies

My wife, knowing my how much I like dark chocolate and bourbon, purchased a cookie similar to these at one of our favorite local grocery stores. I have to say this recipe turned out great. Maybe a little over the top, but they tasted great. The Double Dark chocolate comes from the dark cocoa powder…

Healthy-ish Broccoli Cheddar Soup

There are blogs talking about broccoli Cheddar soup and how their’s is better than Panera. I don’t know how Panera make their broccoli Cheddar Soup, and I don’t know if this one is better but I can say I like mine better. It has a little bit of heat from the smoked and hot paprika…

Bacon and Mac ‘n Cheese Burger

What is better than Mac’n Cheese? Bacon? Mac’n Cheese + Bacon? How about Mac’n Cheese + Bacon on a Burger? Yes, please. We had some left over mac’n cheese. It was actually Diaya Deluxe Cheezy Mac, which is dairy and gluten free. I also used Beyond Beef for the burgers but as I quoted before…

Burrito California

This isn’t a California burrito, the one that has French fries in it. This was inspired by a local Mexican restaurant called El Primo. Their Burrito California has steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, beans, rice and an amazing white cheese sauce. The restaurant uses really fresh ingredients. It’s just a little strip mall Mexican restaurant but…