Brown Sugar Bacon

David and I recently had some amazing bacon with our brunch at Beatrix in Chicago. It was bacon cooked with brown sugar and coarsely ground black pepper. It was amazing. There are many recipes for brown sugar bacon online, but I chose this one from Gina Neely. It tastes pretty close to the bacon we had […]

Lola Burgers

This is the best burger I’ve ever made. It is the 2nd best burger I’ve ever eaten, second only to a heavenly one from Holstein’s in Las Vegas (a dry aged beef sirloin burger with smoked bacon, aged goat cheddar, tomato confit, baby arugula & garlic-chive aioli). Even then it is a very, very close second. First of all, […]

Shrimp & Grits

Like she-crab soup, crab cakes, and Hoppin’ John, shrimp and grits are one of my favorite staples of Lowcountry cuisine. There is something special about pairing seafood like shrimp, fish or crawfish with creamy grits. It’s a combination that is both comforting and delicious. adapted from: Martha Nesbit via FoodNation with Bobby Flay serves: 4 4 cups […]