Crunchy Nacho Grilled Cheese with Chorizo

What happens when one incorporates chorizo, nacho cheese tortillas, queso, jalapeños and cheddar? A double decker grilled cheese sandwich that was inspired by the Southwest but produced in the Northeast.  If one enjoys a good quesadilla, one will fall in love with this grilled cheese masterpiece.  Serve with sour cream and warm salsa for a…

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BBQ Pulled Pork, Bacon & Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

I love grilled cheese especially with rich, molten velveeta cheese.  Another one of my favorite flavors is BBQ.  I combined the best of both worlds in this truly delicious and dense taste bud fantasy. This sandwich is stacked with pulled pork, fries, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and melty velveeta. Warning: Do not make this grilled cheese…

Recipe: Wiener Schnitzel with Red Cabbage

This Wiener Schnitzel was made with boneless pork chops that were pounded extra thin, breaded and fried golden brown in a cast iron skillet. The crust came out crispy and the pork center, very moist. The red cabbage has become a new favorite of mine. I added ingredients such as apple, onion, sugar, honey, allspice and…

Recipe: Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a beloved breakfast and brunch meal. I wanted something different so I combined store bought crab cakes with one of my breakfast favorites. The hollandaise sauce is bright, velvety and seasoned well to compliment the crab. Instead of buying expensive crab and producing the crab cakes from scratch; save time/money and benefit…

Recipe: Mixed Berry Stuffed French Toast

Great mornings often start with a great breakfast. This mixed berry stuffed french toast recipe is a fantastic treat that everyone should try.  I used hand cut, 1 inch thick slices of sourdough bread that soaked up all the creamy, custardy french toast mixture like a sponge.  I stuffed the middle with a fantastic mixed…

Recipe: Turkey Pockets

These turkey pockets are a great idea for Thanksgiving leftovers and more.  The crunchy exterior and cheesy filling will have you and guest wanting seconds. Mix and match filling with ham and cheddar or pepperoni, sauce and mozzarella. Another benefit is that one can wrap and freeze the leftover pockets for later!  Don’t eat a…

Recipe: Cast Iron NY Strip Steak

I enjoy a nice juicy steak cooked to medium. When cooking a great steak one needs to ensure that the steak has enough marbling (fat).  Also one must sear the steak properly on both sides. I use a cast iron skillet to ensure a proper sear.  A good tip is to make sure the steak…