Category Archives: Pork

Asparagus with Citrus and Pancetta

I love when I find that I’m totally addicted to something that’s actually good for me.  Too often that is so not the case.  Every Spring and Summer I eat asparagus as much as I possibly can until I can’t … Continue reading

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The Cuban Sandwich

And to follow up Hillary’s seriously cheesy croque monsieur – the Cuban.  Get that oven blazing and ready a pork loin – this is one sinful sandwich (notice it’s categorized as a vice). Pressed between sweet onion bread (I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Feast

After an entire evening huddled together in Hillary’s kitchen, (we would not file this meal under “quick & easy”) it’s safe to say we’ve sealed a years worth of good fortune after the New Years feast we put together. Our … Continue reading

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Bolognese

What is it about a meaty bolognese sauce that makes it so much more than the sum of its parts.  A huge thanks to those first Bologn-ites (?) that thought to slow simmer a pot of carrots, beef and some … Continue reading

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Spicy Sausage & Bean Soup

I’ve been meaning to make chili for quite some time now, but the tail end of a nasty cold and a long work week made it very difficult to think about cooking something that might take 45 minutes to an … Continue reading

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Pulled pork

So I actually made this a week ago today, but it has been QUITE a busy week, hence the tardy post…. and I guess you could call this one a bit of a non traditional brown sugar recipe. Last Friday … Continue reading

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Kale & apple salad with candied pecans and pancetta

Kale is one of those things that I sometimes shy away from… maybe because it looks like something a dinosaur would eat? Or because I’m too busy eating beige colored foods… oops. So this is unfortunately the first time I … Continue reading

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“Triple B” Brussels Sprouts

I speak for Amy as well when I say we had a bit too much fun on Cinco (y seis… y siete) de Mayo… so naturally come Sunday afternoon bourbon seemed like a reeeaaally bad ingredient choice. Late Sunday afternoon I … Continue reading

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Poached (local) Eggs over Cheesy Bacon Grits

Anyone who’s ever driven through Ohio has probably noticed the vast farms and cornfields that flank our major highways.  In fact, the state contains more than 13million acres of farmland. Funny farm related story: a parent of a close college … Continue reading

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Ricotta and Pea Tortellini with Pancetta

** WARNING ** If you are on a diet, are thinking about going on a diet, or care at all about your physical appearance READ NO FURTHER. I always love a pasta dish with peas, pancetta, and a light (or … Continue reading

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