Poppy Seed Pheasant with Cranberry Gastrique

Poppy Seed Pheasant with Cranberry Gastrique

This week’s Supper Challenge is “poppy.”  While I love lemon poppy seed loaf, the cooler weather and autumn season brings about pheasant if you know a few hunters.   Cooking a savory dish with poppy seeds called for the color and flavors of cranberry, so Poppy 

Miso Chocolate Cauliflower

Miso Chocolate Cauliflower

The delicate balance between sweet and savory is achieved in a simple surprising vegetable dish, Miso Chocolate Cauliflower. This dish is unexpected. However, the addition of the separate ingredients works. The savory aspect of white miso is mellowed by creamy chocolate. The sweetness of chocolate 

Smoked Acorn Squash & Toasted Cornbread

Smoked Acorn Squash & Toasted Cornbread

What if the squishy yet meaty texture of Acorn squash is paired with a light, fluffy, toasted cornbread and rounded out as a dish? Ideal for brunch or light lunch, it’s a surprising delightful and composed dish. This recipe also works great with leftover cornbread. 

Harvest Grains & Grill Bowl

Harvest Grains & Grill Bowl

Harvest Grains and Grill Bowl, a guilt free and surprisingly satisfying meal. I typically don’t order vegetarian bowls at a restaurant, add in the extra challenge to cook grains into a tasty dish? I’m in. The secret to delectable, is to ensure all aspects are 

Beet Tartare

Beet Tartare

Beet Tartare, not Beef Tartare. While I haven’t turned into a vegetarian, we could all use more vegetables in our diet. This is a fun way to enjoy some – on a salad, as toast or as a spread. It has the visual appeal of 

Korean Barbecue Pork Jowl Lettuce Wraps

Korean Barbecue Pork Jowl Lettuce Wraps

Korean Barbecue stands out because of simple flavors that pairs well with interesting cuts of meat; Pork Jowl Lettuce Wraps are no exception. Jowl is the face meat, along the jawline and chin. While pork cheeks are also part of the face, this smaller cut 

Korean Grilled Squid Rings

Korean Grilled Squid Rings

Squid is deceivingly easy to grill and for a simple flavor twist, Korean Grilled Squid Rings hit the spot. Starting the grill with aromatics – onion and scallions will perfume the air to get your mouth watering. The sweet caramelization of the onions balances the 

Tips for Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

Tips for Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

One of my biggest pet peeves (in my quiet voice) is dry meat. Given the opportunity for a delicious, juicy meal, I find it difficult to enjoy when the meat is chewy, grainy and just dry. Some cuts like pork loin or chicken breast are 

Smoked Beef Finger Meat as Burnt Ends

Smoked Beef Finger Meat as Burnt Ends

Cows don’t have hands, let alone fingers, so what is Smoked Beef Finger Meat? These big gnarly 1 inch strips of meat look like fingers off your local friendly giant. But thankfully, this cut is just the rib meat on your local cow. More specifically, 

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Ooey gooey cheese stuffed meatballs is pretty much a non-discussion item for dinner.  When I bought a 5lb package of lean ground beef from Costco for this week’s Supper Challenge “bite size” theme, I didn’t expect to prep the whole package.  Nor did I expect