Orange-Maple Glazed Ham

Let’s be honest… ham isn’t exactly a tradition in my family. We aren’t Kosher, but it’s not often you have ham on Hanukkah. 🙂  However, this is a delicious ham recipe, that we use, and I highly recommend serving it with scalloped potatoes and a steamed vegetable. Enjoy! Glaze Ingredients: Juice and pulp from twoContinue reading “Orange-Maple Glazed Ham”

Homemade Tamales

We recently discovered a great way to use and repurpose leftovers into something quick and delicious for dinner in a hurry. Homemade tamales! So far, we’ve made them with leftover shredded smoked chicken, and pulled pork. This weekend brisket is on the menu, and you can bet we’ll be keeping some leftovers to try asContinue reading “Homemade Tamales”

Grilled American Lamb Chops with a pomegranate and fig salsa

Lamb is a delicious and special meat to cook, and we are particularly fond of cooking it on the grill. Due to the tender nature of the various cuts, it does not need to be cooked long– medium rare lamb is truly amazing. Recently, we’ve discovered that the best lamb is American lamb around. NotContinue reading “Grilled American Lamb Chops with a pomegranate and fig salsa”

Technique: Resting Your Meat

This blog post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. The first of May marked the official beginning of “BBQ Month” and while I personally like to BBQ year-round (yes, I’m that guy outside in my puffy jacket on sub-zero nights, in the dark, grilling up the perfect dinner), I think that most Americans really do fireContinue reading “Technique: Resting Your Meat”

Vietnamese-Style Pork Eggroll Bowls

INGREDIENTS: · 1 pound ground pork · ½ yellow onion, finely diced · ½ red bell pepper diced · 3 large carrots, grated · ¼ small head green cabbage, finely shredded · ½ jalapeno, thinly sliced into half-rounds · 2 cloves garlic, minced · 1 tsp grated ginger · 2 tbsp cooking oil · ¼Continue reading “Vietnamese-Style Pork Eggroll Bowls”

An Amazing Valentine’s Day Dinner- cooked at home!

Every year, my wife and I comment that the food we have learned to cook at home really is so much better than most things we can get in a restaurant. And at half the price! Getting immersed in the foodie world has been so fun, because we’ve experimented (and failed) with new recipes, andContinue reading “An Amazing Valentine’s Day Dinner- cooked at home!”