Photo of the Day: November 24, 2018

Be prepared for a few days of Thanksgiving food pics: on the left is my mom’s chocolate pecan pie, and to the right is Justin’s cranberry-sausage stuffing.

Photo of the Day: November 20, 2018

Homemade pizza. I gave up on this a while ago, because my pizzas always came out looking like footballs and having the consistency of a cardboard box. Maybe it was the different treatment of the dough tonight, but the pizza actually came out like pizza. One with half mushroom, half meatball, and the other a…

Photo of the Day: November 19, 2018

The famed Italian breakfast dish (and hangover cure) “Eggs in Purgatory”. Homemade chunky tomato sauce, get it bubbling, and then delicately float two eggs over the sauce. Cover for a few minutes and done. Easiest thing ever. Loaded it with pepper flakes to get some warmth on what was a bitter cold night. You don’t…

Photo of the Day: November 10, 2018

A spicy and flavorful Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp, and Andouille sausage cooked up by my friend Walter during a Cajun-themed dinner last month.

Photo of the Day: October 15, 2018

An Oktoberfest dinner we had two weeks ago. There was chicken schnitzel, mushroom gravy, spaetzel, and German potato salad. Non-German dishes included my mom’s spinach pie, rolls, and my homemade garlic butter. There was also mom’s German apple cake for dessert. Oh, and plenty of Riesling. What a spread it was!

Photo of Day: September 5, 2018

Justin’s mother’s masterful rendition of pernil (pork shoulder). It is cooked covered for three hours and 15 minutes, then the top is removed for the remaining 45 minutes in order to achieve a crispy skin. The meat was tender, juicy, and bursting with an unmatched flavor. As for the skin, when chopped into pieces, it…