Corned Beef Hash: Delicious Simplicity

Corned beef hash. A no-brainer when you stop off at the diner on your way home from the bar at 4am. At least it used to be. On Sunday I surprised Cheryl with this tasty breakfast made from our St. Patrick’s Day leftovers. Yes we still had some corned beef and potatoes, that’s the benefitContinue reading “Corned Beef Hash: Delicious Simplicity”

Homemade Cajun Spice Bacon

While I make bacon quite often I’m not usually very creative with it. If it’s good and works, why mess with it? However, a friend recently requested some Cajun spice bacon so I felt I needed to do a trial run in order to nail down a new technique. We we were running low onContinue reading “Homemade Cajun Spice Bacon”

Jerk Spice Pork Sausage

We just returned from what is becoming an annual thawing out trip to Antigua. This year our plane took off in a snowstorm which as you can imagine made us very happy when we got the beach. What made us even happier though was returning to Chicago to find spring had sprung! And because ofContinue reading “Jerk Spice Pork Sausage”

Pork Cheek Ragu with Mushrooms

While rummaging through the freezer last week for some fatback to make sausages, I discovered a package of pork cheeks tucked away in a corner. Needless to say, this excited me greatly, and I had an idea what to make with them: pork cheek ragu. A spin on one of my all-time favorite dishes fromContinue reading “Pork Cheek Ragu with Mushrooms”