Rigatoni with Four Meat Ragù

My husband’s favorite pasta dish is this one…half of what he loves about it is that every time we make it, we make it together. We open a bottle of wine, put on some music and start cooking! The four different meats; sausage, pancetta, ground beef and ground pork are cooked until very tender in a delicious tomato sauce. We have served this yummy pasta dish for many family and friend get-togethers…it’s always a huge hit. Continue reading

Brunch Burgers

Brunch Burgers
I’ve been to several different restaurants recently that have Brunch Burgers on their menus. Although I didn’t order them I was intrigued by the addition of the fried egg. So in today’s burger I’ve assembled the flavors of a breakfast sausage and added maple bacon, fried egg and tomato jam (from Monday). WOW! I’ve been won over!

Many thanks to Maria & Rob for their gift of a Mortar & Pestle – this is it’s first use! Thanks guys~  Continue reading

Taco Tuesday: Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

I know, I know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I should be posting something I’m going to make for Thanksgiving but in my house it’s Taco Tuesday! My favorite day of the month and I just can’t help myself!! This is the time when I get to experiment with different flavors of tacos. On tonight’s menu are Pork Carnitas. Traditionally, Pork Carnitas are made with heavy cuts of pork such as shoulder or butt that are well seasoned and braised for several hours, then pulled apart. But today’s Pork Carnitas cook much quicker and are still just as delicious. Seasoned ground pork does its job well in these tasty tacos…A very quick and tasty meal today since Thursday we’ll be on our feet all day cooking… Continue reading

Pork Soft Tacos

Soft Pork Tacos
Soft Pork Tacos

Time for Taco Night! Instead of buying prepackaged tacos how about trying your hand at a fresh new way? These tacos are made with ground pork and seasoned just right. Spread with a Chipotle Ranch sauce, salsa and then layered with a delightful sauteed corn, onion & cilantro combo, fresh shredded cheese, and a squeeze of lime! Wow! The burst of flavor in the first bite! These will become a family favorite!   Continue reading