Pulled Pork Series: Porky Pig Grilled Cheese

This is the third and final recipe in the pulled pork series and perhaps the way nature intended it to be served: grilled with loads of sharp cheddar cheese, topped with creamy mac-n-cheese, add some habanero hot sauce for some bang. Life is good!

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Roasted Red-Pepper and Honey Cornbread

Here’s a cornbread with some kick! I love to serve it with chili and Cajun dishes. A beautiful bread that holds together better than other cornbread that can be a bit on the crumbly side. You can make them in individual muffins using a muffin pan or a cast iron skillet as I am doing here.

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Ricotta Toast

When I was a child I was a bundle of raw energy. How many times didn’t I hear my mother say, “Ella, sit, eat!”
“Can’t mom, I have volleyball practice, going to the beach, working today.”
I’d grab a piece of toast and run out the door.

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This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. It came about as a tie-breaker when I had asked my family if they wanted Spaghetti Bolognese or Stuffed Cannelloni and we had a fifty-fifty result. Meaning daughter voted for spaghetti, son Cannelloni, and husband remained uncommitted. “I like them both.”

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Asparagus Tomato Quiche

It has been an interesting Spring this year with three major snowstorms in April. This has never happened in my neck of the woods. But, I think we have finally turned the corner and Spring, the real Spring with sunny days, warming temperatures, the necessary showers to bring on May flowers, is finally here!

I’m celebrating its fashionably late arrival with my favorite in-season vegetable, asparagus. For this week’s brunch, I am preparing an asparagus and tomato quiche using gruyere cheese, which melts up smooth and even with fruity notes.

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Cheesy Biscuits and Eggs

I love my Sunday mornings. It is the one day I allow myself to sleep in. The chores can wait. There is no running late to work/school. And today the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and I’m in the mood to spoil my family with one of our favorite morning dishes: cheesy biscuits and eggs.

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