Chili. Smoky, savory, hot peppery…or not…your call.

I told you about our butcher who smokes his own meats in my recipe for Smoked Balsamic & Rosemary Pork Chops, well, here comes another recipe that uses both his smoked andouille sausage and his ground beef/pork blend.  Of course, any recipe can be made with meat that is not smoked and will be just…

Fennel Braised Short Ribs over Mushroom and Pea Risotto

This is easily my favorite dish to make when I’m serving guests. Universally loved, endlessly versatile and just as good if made ahead, there is no downside to this meal. It is at once hardy and elegant. Its presentation is impressive.

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Everyone must know by now how much my family likes cheesecake, so I make at least one a week.  Seriously, at least one.  I also like to try different flavors.  This one is quite tasty and I must admit the idea to use Irish Cream came after I already added the heavy cream, so please…

Lemon Curd

To me, a curd is lumpy, but not this recipe for traditional lemon curd. This is smooth and lemony without being overly tart. It is great on desserts, cookies, waffles and in hot tea (try it!). It is quite nice to have on hand and can be added to sauces for a citrus kick or in your salad dressings. It is also rather tasty from a spoon.