Monthly Archives: May 2014

Black Bean Burgers on Brioche Buns

When I published my Pretzel Bun recipe back in March, I, of course, used them to serve spectacular cheeseburgers.  A friend of mine who was once a vegetarian and sometimes still leans toward legless food challenged me to come up with … Continue reading

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Brioche Buns

These buns have become my new go-to for hamburgers, cheeseburgers and general sandwich making.  I still love my pretzel buns, but those are more special occasion/special burger buns.  These are more general purpose.   Recipe – Makes 8 buns 4 … Continue reading

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New York Pizza

Two weeks ago I spent four marathon days cooking.  From Friday to Monday, I made black bean burgers on brioche buns, tacos al pastor, pressed pork tortas and a very successful New York style pizza. I promised to post the … Continue reading

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Bourbon, Bacon Jam

This condiment combines the salty, fatty, meaty taste of bacon with the depth of bourbon and the sweetness of jam.  It’s great on pizza, cheeseburgers and other sandwiches, and in potato salads and other side dishes. Like a lot of … Continue reading

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Weeknight Ribs – Sous Vide and Smoke

Last night I smoked some pork ribs.  Usually, ribs are an 8 hour, weekend-only affair.  Last night I wanted to see if I could cut 7 hours off that process.  The short answer is, “Yes. Yes, I can.”   After … Continue reading

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