Chicken · dinner · one pan

Chicken & Mushroom Cauliflower Fried Rice

Let's talk about cauliflower rice. Is it my favorite thing on this planet? No. Is it a competent stand-in for regular rice? Barely. But if you put enough seasoning on it, mix it with a few of your favorite ingredients, and stir-fry it to oblivion---it actually ends up tasting pretty decent. I have been seriously… Continue reading Chicken & Mushroom Cauliflower Fried Rice

Appetizer · pasta · Snack

Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. The chances of me keeping them? Slim to none. In fact, I don't think I've ever kept a single resolution my entire life. Does that mean I'm impulsive? Too flakey? Bad at commitment? Or maybe I just set really unattainable goals. Oh well. There's no failing if you… Continue reading Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

dinner · entree · fish

Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Southern Gremolata

Is there anything more summer, or Southern, than a fish fry? Just the smell of catfish fillets (or nuggets) dipped in golden cornmeal and then fried until crispy makes my mouth water. I've grown up around catfish, and good 'ol fish fries, my entire life. Catfish may be a bottom feeder, but it sure does… Continue reading Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Southern Gremolata

entree · pork · Squash September

Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops with Pumpkin Butter

I've been struggling to pick out the perfect pork chop lately. In the past, I've always eaten thick-cut, boneless pork chops---but those tend to dry out quickly. It's nice to know you only need to cook pork to an internal temperature of around 145 degrees now, effectively making dry pork chops non-existent...but still. Those thick-cut… Continue reading Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops with Pumpkin Butter