Meatloaf

Sometimes I crave comfort food, maybe it’s because the complexity of gourmet food becomes exhausting. Maybe because it reminds me of times when my only worries were where the night pickup football game was, what color Icee the Wawa had in stock, and which numbnuts keeps picking the same song on “The Box”   What youll…

Roasting Peppers to Remove the Skin

This is a simple and fast way to remove the skin off of peppers. Over an open flame, place the peppers you wish to have the skin removed from. Cook the peppers until the skin is completely charred and black, try your best to not leave any spots uncharred (is that even a word?) Once…

Sushi!

Today I decided to order sushi for dinner from a place called Miyako in Margate, New Jersey. I ordered 2 Tempura Maki rolls, 1 Boston Roll and 1 East roll. First up: For those who are sushi illiterate, This roll consists of Tempura fried shrimp, this is the first time I’ve ever had it with…

Broiled Pork Chops with Black Beans and Rice

Asking the butcher for a center cut, bone in pork chop is a good start, asking to have them 1 inch thickness is even better. This cut is the “steak” cut of the pig. You’ll see that it’s almost the same as a porterhouse steak, just less expensive! What you’ll need: 2 – 1 inch…

Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad

This salad is a recipe that I’ve used several times when I’m looking to show off my knowledge of cooking and im trying to impress company. What you’ll need: 4 cups of Arugala 8 figs (brown or green) 4 ounces fresh mozzarella 2 tablespoons of honey 2 tablespoons of vinegar 2 slices of Prosciutto salt…

Chicken Marsala

The “Marsala” part of this recipe actually comes from the wine used to create the sauce, which of course is called Marsala. It’s a sweet wine, most used in Italian recipes. What you’ll need: 4 chicken breasts 1 cup of Marsala Wine 1 cup of chicken stock 1 cup of mushrooms of your choosing (i…

Twinkie Pie

This is a recipe that’s all over the place on the internet, Easily searchable by the term “Twinkie Pie” Now, if you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I love recipes of internet fame, and continue to collect them here on this blog. This recipe happens to be from the butter maven…

Baked Pasta

I remember when I was younger, the only pasta I would eat would be Shells. Even though all pasta tastes the same, to the 10-year-old me, Shells tasted like gold. Although, now that I think about it, I most likely was attracted to the fact that the sauce would get stuck inside the shells, making…

Lemon Scalloppine

For those who do not know Scalloppine actually refers to a thin cut of chicken, that is floured, sauteed and served with either a Piccata, Wine or tomato based sauce. (I had to look it up myself) I seem to have a long standing love with anything lemon. So it should not be a surprise…

Bacon Pineapple Cheeseburgers

My first pineapple cheeseburger I ever tried was in the Philippines, at a small little fast food joint called Jolibee. I think it may have been the result of one of my late night cravings that I often get while in the Philippines. (my wife is always able to surpass her cravings with her chichi)…

Chicken Cordon Blue Pizza

This pizza is a favorite of mine from a local pizza joint. They refer to is as the “french bird” pizza, which of course is a cute play on words. Cordon Bleu is a french creation, and obviously the “bird” part is the chicken. What you’ll need: 1 package of prepared pie crusts 8 ounces…