Pic of the Week: Blue Crabs

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From the edge of the Chesapeake to here in 6 hours, one of my most favorite and rarest to have dishes. Right behind Dungeness crabs.

Pic of the Week: Shadoons

Meatballs

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Happy National Meatball Day! To celebrate, I thought I would share one of my favorite Meatball Recipes.

Is there anything more versatile than a nice, savory meatball? Covered in marinara sauce, cooked in bbq, cream sauce, or even on their own, meatballs make for a great base to build from for any occasion.  Continue reading →

Pic of the Week: Messy Breakfast Biscuits

I was feeling particularly creative one morning and came up with these. I’ll be posting the recipe in coming weeks, hopefully with better pictures.

Pressure Cooker Turkey Thighs

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The knife was useless, just habit

It’s that time of the month again, where I clean out my freezer from everything that’s been there for too long. Today, I had the luck to stumble upon frozen turkey thighs, and with the pressure cooker, that isn’t even a problem.  Turkey thighs always seemed to be tough to me coming out of the oven or even on the grill, but the pressure cooker makes it fall right off the bone.  Continue reading →

Shadoons

Shadoons, meat pies, pocket sandwiches, this old family recipe has gone by many names, but I’ve never come across any that taste wuite like these. My grandparents made them all the time as a child, and when the smell comes from the oven, it still takes me back.  Continue reading →

Pic of the Week: Pig ready to go

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A pig stuffed, coated, and ready to go.

Mise an place; or save yourself a headache

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Spices for sauce making, measured and laid out

What if I told you that there was a sure fire way to save yourself a headache, make prep safer, and potentially shorten your cook time? There is a simple practice that does just that. Mise en place, everything in its place. Continue reading →

Essential Tools

I thought it would be a good idea at this point to add in a list of essential tools. As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too much stuff to play with, but with space, money, and usefulness as concerns, there are ways to cut some corners and maximize efficiency.

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The Pressure Cooker

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This is single-handedly, the most useful piece of kitchen equipment I own, which is why it warrants its own post. With such a wide array of uses, if you can only own one pot, for whatever reasons, buy a pressure cooker. There are both stovetop and electric models available, both with their own benefits and differences. Continue reading →