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

baking · bread · breakfast · sweet

Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

"It's not what's on the inside that counts, but what's on top." -The Muffin Man Muffins. The word strikes dismay in children around the globe. Muffins are the red-headed stepchild of the baking world. They are perceived as "lesser than" compared to their dessert cousin: cupcakes. Muffins aren't topped with thick frosting, or shiny nonpareils,… Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

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