Creamy Shrimp and Grits

  There’s an ongoing joke that I’m a non-southern Southerner. My family is from the South and cooking wise, I tend to identify with those roots. While I’ve lived all over the U.S., I’ve only ever visited the South. So I guess I’m Southern-by-association. What’s the point of this? I love Southern cooking and Southern dishes. I…

Peanut Butter Bacon Brownies

Two reasons I should not be the one making brownies – I don’t bake well and I hate chocolate. Not despise or dislike. Hate. Without the presence of peanut butter, chocolate is a crime against humanity. Yeah, I said it…bring it on! So why did I attempt these brownies? Why the hell not! Peanut butter…

Bacon Puff Cookie Stars: Cookies for Kids Cancer

When OXO offered some kitchen cookie freebies, the literal first thought I had was, “Can I make bacon cookies?” Kids love cookies. It’s perfect logic in a crispy bacon brain. So that, on top of the charity bonus, made it a great big yes to another OXO post. In addition to giving 10 cents from select items sold…

Broccoli and Kale Soup

I’m a big fan of thick and creamy soups. In trying to eat a little healthier (have to do something to balance out the amounts of whiskey and bacon we consume!) I find that that combo leads to potatoes and/or cream being added to the soup. No ma gusta. Then the idea hit…beans. Loads of good stuff…

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Traveling and eating are two of our favorite things.  When they can happen at the same time…BOOM goes the dynamite! This spring/summer was a heavy travel season for me and it proved delicious. Of all the things I tried, one stuck with me because of it’s simplicity and tastiness. Tender yet crispy, the smashed potatoes…

OXO BBQ Review #WhatAGrillWants

OXO BBQ Review Recently we had the pleasure of receiving some slick cooking utensils from OXO at no cost to try out. (disclaimer points: achieved) Coincidentally, it was the week before the Big Damn Cookout, which was BBQ kismet for some fun pics and real good food! All in all, we  received the Bladed Meat Tenderizer,…

Summer Scape Salsa

Things we love about summer: Sun, Patio Drinking, Drive-Ins, Patio Drinking and Garlic Scapes. Garlic, in general, is a fave, but scapes are a magical summer treat. They come from the green tops of garlic (think scallions to an onion) and have a great mild garlic flavor that goes delish in almost any dish. This…

Summer Lovin’ Throwback to the Food Porn of 2013

We’re ready for summer, and in preparation of the joys of this summer, here’s a throwback to the great things we ate last summer! Strawberry pie by Anna Yaya’s phenomenal lemon and olive oil ‘oh I just didn’t boil them’ shrimp Pate – oh hey. Omelet success! What the Fork Truck  WTF Grilled Cheese. Grilled…

Bacon Nation: A Tasty Recipe Book Review & Giveaway

This isn’t really a review. It’s more of a healthy thanking for recipe books that are practically edible …and now covered in bacon grease. And a giveaway. Let’s just be clear, at the bottom, there are details on how to win this cookbook. You may recognize the symptoms of being ‘that bacon person.’ You have…

Whiskey Roasted Veggie Burger

With all the bacon we consume, every now and then we like to do our hearts a favor and bulk up on the veggies. Though the idea of one of those cardboard tasting veggie burgers is less than desirable. So we revamped the veggie burger into a roasted stack of awesomeness.  These thick cut veggies…