Sloppy Joes featuring Vesper Bros. Signature Tomato Sauce

This recipe is also published on Fig West Chester. A few months ago, some friends and I were sitting around lamenting about food and cooking. My one friend said she loves to cook, but cooking big meals for just her and her daughter seemed silly. I chimed in that I love to cook, but as…

Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Basil Salad

AND I’m a liar. No, I’m not a liar. I said I’d be here posting recipes when the mood struck me and it struck, so here I am. Yesterday I went to this Asian Market in Media that sells flowers and produce and other things you’d find at an Asian market. Someone told me about…

Turkeyburger Helper

Sometimes I crave gnarly foods. Today’s craving is Hamburger Helper and the craving hit me on the way to the parking lot. I started a new job and this week I’m in training, so I’ve been dutifully taking my lunches because I don’t know what there is to eat there and when I arrive home…

Deconstructed Chicken Soup with Applewood Smoked Bacon

For the sake of argument, we’re going to pretend like it’s winter here in Media. Anyone who lives in or has visited Pennsylvania or New Jersey this winter knows that we haven’t had anything remotely close to winter weather in a while. There was a freak snow shower on Halloween, but was the worst of…

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Hey kiddies! (waves) It has been a while, hasn’t it? I’m not able to post as much as I used to but I made a recipe so amazing I just had to find the time to share. I found this amazing recipe for Crock pot pulled pork at Food.com. A few deviations to the recipe:…

Caramelized Shallot & Chicken Pizza on Lavash

I was wandering through Whole Foods the other day and I stumbled upon this shallot: For those of you who may not be familiar with shallots, know that the are usually very small. Until I found this beauty, I’d never seen one longer than two inches. This honker was a little over 5 inches long…

Chicken Cacciatore

In a post yesterday, I mentioned how bad I felt for the contestants of Worst Cooks in America. The show is a train wreck, except for Priscilla the mean retired teacher who couldn’t handle being the student to learn how to do something that’s basic to survival, I felt bad for them. On the second…

Quick Red Beans & Rice

This is the quickest red beans and rice recipe you will ever make. This is one of those dishes you make when you don’t feel like cooking. Last night, I didn’t feel like cooking nor was anyone scheduled to come cook for me, so I had to do it. I took a quick inventory of…

Naked Stir Fry

      It always baffles me when people tell me they are intimidated by the stir fry. I am not sure what it means or where the term originated, but I will be looking up the etymology after I am finished with this post. To me, a stir fry is the easiest and quickest…

FKF: Eggplant Fries and Chicken Nuggets

Ah, the first fat kid Friday of 2011. This one was a lot of fun. I can’t eat potatoes and I adore french fries. I bought the last eggplant in at Linvilla the other day and I wanted to make some magic with it. I magially turned my beautiful healthy eggplant into something deep-fried and…

Indian Spiced Vegan Collard Greens

I went to Linvilla Orchards today to get some vegetables and to take in the sights. Linvilla is in Media, but on the other end of where I live. To get there, one must take a long and winding road up (or down?) the side of a steep mountain side. I’m sure it’s not a…