Maple Pecan Croutons

 Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them too, but take a delicious detour instead. One of my cooks was making Maple Pecan Muffins, but overcooked them. They weren’t burnt, but we couldn’t serve them as muffins either. Not wanting to waste all these muffins, we decided that croutons might work. When they… Continue reading Maple Pecan Croutons

Pork Collar

If you’re not using pork collar, you’re missing out. It has a great meat to fat ratio, is pretty inexpensive and is almost idiot-proof to cook.One of my favorite ways to cook it is to roast it. For this one, I made a simple spice blend of kosher salt, sugar, smoked paprika, granulated garlic &… Continue reading Pork Collar

Avocado Green Goddess

My new favorite dressing for summer. You can use a variety of herbs. I’ve come up with my preferred blend. In the loose recipe below, I list them in descending order. I’ve never been a huge fan of a strong anchovy flavor, but find that a few splashes of Red Boat Fish Sauce do the… Continue reading Avocado Green Goddess