Fried Tofu Recipe with Scallions and Lemongrass

When I was younger and slightly more ignorant, I thought tofu was gross because I was supposed to think it was gross. I never actually tried it until I was a young adult. I then realized that not only was it versatile due to varying textures and preparation styles, but its mild earthy flavor allowed tofu to... Continue Reading →

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Knockwurst Sausage Over Braised Cabbage Recipe

While perusing the farmer's market in Pawtucket, RI, I decided to stop at the PV Farmstand to see what Frank Martinelli, the self-proclaimed "King of Boar," had to offer. I ended up purchasing some knockwurst sausage and immediately knew I wanted to try using them to make something other than a simple sausage sandwich. If you're... Continue Reading →

Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

It took some time for mango salsa to grow on me because in the past I just didn't enjoy the cloyingly sweet flavor that often accompanies many fruit salsas. What turned me around on the whole thing was trying a store-bought mango pineapple salsa that had a really spicy kick to it. There was just... Continue Reading →

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

I've always wanted to make my own barbecue sauce and I finally got around to it. I came up with this recipe that creates a sweet, spicy, and smoky barbecue sauce that is surprisingly well balanced. I chose to use tomato paste as the base rather than something like ketchup because I wanted to make sure... Continue Reading →

Classic Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is easily one of my favorite accompaniments to barbecue or Southern cooking. It's hearty, comforting, and adds a touch of savory-sweetness to any dish. It's often one of the touchstones by which I judge any self-respecting barbecue restaurant. Unfortunately, it's shocking how many restaurants don't know how to make a good cornbread. Often, it... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Every fall there is a nationwide run on pumpkin food items. It's no different at my house except that between my wife and I we're constantly trying to one up one another with our pumpkin creations. We've had some great achievements and a few set backs (mostly mine!) when coming up with new fall treats.... Continue Reading →

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