Food For Hungry Firefighters; House 5 Grub

I have been home recuperating from major surgery, none the less the urge to get off the sofa and start cooking was too overpowering and I had to get back in the kitchen and have at it!  Ahhh…it felt so good! I swear it was euphoric, and no, I am not on pain meds this is…

Italian Eggplant Meatballs…Polpette di Melanzane

I know I reference my Dad quite a bit, but he loved cooking just as much as I do.  Most of what he cooked was stricly Italain because as a the youngest boy of 11 sibblings he was always helping out in the kitchen.  One of the things my Dad made was eggplant meatballs,  I…

Oven Roasted Steak Fries with Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

Since I failed to take a picture of my delicious grilled rib eye, I will post one of the sides! These are my favorite way to eat potatoes as they are so crispy and flavorful you don’t need much to help them along.  I usually serve these with my spicy Siracha ketchup, but I felt…

Mexican By Design…Pork Carnitas

I just love Mexican food.  I love the richness of the gooey cheese, the complex flavors, and the spicy goodness of it all.  One of my favorite Chef is Rick Bayless.  He makes every Mexican dish look so damn good, but he also loves the people and the culture of Mexico so much, and often…