dinner · pasta · pork

Beer Brat Mac & Cheese

Boy howdy, it's been a busy week. Since I work overnights, I'm the gatekeeper between breaking news and what our crews cover for the morning news. I intently listen to police scanners, while also working on my show, to anything strange or off-kilter. Shootings, stabbings, and house fires happen A LOT at night. Like my… Continue reading Beer Brat Mac & Cheese

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entree · pork · slow cooker

Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing? That was the big debate we all had at work on Thanksgiving. Half of my coworkers proclaimed the savory side dish as stuffing, the other half as dressing. It didn't matter where you were raised, either. I'm from Texas and I call it stuffing, while other Texan coworkers called it dressing. A… Continue reading Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

asian · dinner · pork

Banh Mi Bowls with Spicy Meatballs

I realized just now that while I'm writing this post, I've used three different styles of writing today. Not just within this first sentence that your reading, of course. I'm talking about work and my favorite hobby. I started out my day writing for television. I try to make my morning show sound conversational, mixed… Continue reading Banh Mi Bowls with Spicy Meatballs

dinner · pasta · pork

Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

I was on a mission. A mission from the food Gods. A mission of culinary extremes. A mission above all missions. I was set and ready to go wherever my wheels would take me...to get Swiss chard? Yes. Swiss chard. For whatever reason, that task was seemingly impossible. Chard has disappeared from the lavish mist… Continue reading Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens