Archive for the 'Dinner' Category

Slow cooker pulled pork

Friday, March 15th, 2013

BAM! Look at that beautiful hunk of meat. There are few things that make me happier than pulling out a giant slab of pork shoulder and getting it ready for the slow cooker. First of all, it means I’m about to eat a large number of pulled pork sandwiches slathered in one of my favorite […]

Walnut pesto

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Pasta is one of the easiest things in the world to make, so I do it often. I thought it might be nice to get a little variety in the types of frozen sauces that I have on hand, so after the Italian Sausage sauce I decided to go for a pesto. For those out […]

Italian sausage pasta sauce

Monday, November 5th, 2012

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to give myself a reason to cook more. Unfortunately, most of the time I get home from work too tired to do anything constructive, so I end up ordering out or just not eating. Recently I decided that I would solve this problem by making […]

Beecher’s cheese sauce homemade mac and cheese

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Last time we made mac and cheese it turned out pretty good, but we thought we could do better. Digging around on my favorite food site in the world, foodgawker, I found this recipe from My Cooking Quest in the #4 all-time most gawked slot. We had just stopped at a cheese place in Wisconsin […]

Sun-dried tomato turkey meatballs with walnut pesto

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Continuing our quest to get rid of the massive amounts of ground turkey in our freezer (who am I kidding, this is a problem I love to have!), we decided to make some meatballs. Abby has been doing Crossfit lately, and Crossfitters are all about the Paleo diet. She found this recipe from Everyday Paleo […]

Spiced turkey burgers with goat cheese and honey

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

In a recent trip to Peoria Meat Market, I picked up a ton of on-sale ground turkey, so expect to see a bunch of turkey dishes coming up on the blog. For our first feat, we decided to make turkey burgers. For some reason I was craving goat cheese, so I specifically sought out a […]

Triple D homemade mac and cheese

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

I’ve been stopping in at the excellent cheese store Pastoral on my way home from work once every few weeks. On a recent trip I picked up some of Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze cheddar (better description from Pastoral), which the cheese guy told me to try making a mac and cheese out of. I was […]

Pan sauteed beef tenderloin, twice-cooked broccoli with a balsamic reduction, roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomato soup

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Yeesh. You can tell by the length of the title that this was a complicated meal. It’s probably the most complicated meal I’ve ever prepared, or at least the one with the most things simultaneously occurring. Abby and I had our three year anniversary on Tuesday, so we decided to whip up something special (and […]

Blue cheese burgers

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I can probably count the number of times I used my grill last summer on two hands. That is a downright disgrace. In the intervening seasons we’ve discovered a couple of awesome butcher shops near our apartment (which I might post about later) so I will be taking much greater advantage of our little patio […]

Fancy chicken tenders and french fries with homemade garlic aioli

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

I do not like meat with bones in it. I do love sauces. While this complicates things when it comes to eating buffalo wings, it makes chicken tenders one of my favorites foods – all that delicious chicken free to be dipped in an array of sauces without a single bone in sight. Tonight for […]