Melt In Your Mouth BBQ Ribs

These can be done with baby back or regular pork ribs. I have also made split chickens this way. The ribs are tender, moist and just slide off of the bone. I know that your family will love them just as much as my family does. I noticed that some are unable to find hickory smoked salt. You can use smoked paprika or just brush the ribs with liquid smoke before applying the rub. The smoke flavor is...

Smoky Beef and Bacon Chili

Bacon, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spicy smoked paprika give this easy-to-make chili recipe a deep, complex flavor. While it's great right after you make it, it's even better the next day. Serve with warm cornbread for a complete meal.   Ingredients   2 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2...

Sweet Potato Poutine

It’s a weird name that sounds vaguely lewd, but it’s actually a fast food dish that originated in Québec. Whoever came up with this stuff needs to be worshiped because the only thing better than deep fried potatoes, is deep fried potatoes covered in a mound of cheese curd, that’s all swimming in gravy. The heat from the fries and gravy melts the cheese curd making for a creamy pile of meaty carnal...

Cider-Braised Sausages with Sage

Here's what I like about this recipe: It takes two major cooking principles for flavor—the Maillard reaction and caramelization—and combines them into one ridiculously delicious result. First, the sausages are heavily browned, then all that flavor is deglazed with apple cider, which is then reduced down into a syrupy glaze. As the natural sugars (and acidity) in the apple cider concentrate...

Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Fresh Herbs

Any dish that’s colorful, doesn’t take much effort to prepare, is great for you, and tastes really good has an excellent chance of finding its way into my regular rotation for its season. This dish is all of the above, plus it earns bonus points for being very strong in the “leftover for breakfast” category. I posted a version of this last month that’s not vegetarian, because it includes crispy...

Cheesy Zucchini Frittata

This frittata recipe is delicious and can be served at room temp! Ingredients 1 baking potato, peeled and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons milk 3 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 1 small zucchini, chopped 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese 5-10 leaves basil (optional) Directions Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Place the potato in a small bowl with enough water to cover it and microwave at high...

Grilled Grilled Cheese

It's grilled cheese. What more is there to know? Ingredients 4 (1/2-inch slices) hearty country bread 1 ounce unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 ounces grated extra sharp cheddar cheese (Cabot) 3 ounces grated gruyere cheese 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Spritz 2 pieces of newspaper lightly with vegetable oil and place in the...

Chicken Potpies with Puff Pastry

An amazing recipe from Martha Stewart. Rustic potpie turns into an elegant meal when baked in individual ramekins. Top each one with a square of purchased puff pastry and bake until golden, crisp, and piping hot. Ingredients 1 shallot, finely chopped 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise 1 small parsnip, peeled and sliced into rounds 1 russet potato, peeled...