Pork

Mini Breakfast Stratas

Mini Breakfast Stratas

If I had to choose between lounging around in bed on a weekend morning or getting up early to make a hearty breakfast, it would be no contest. I’d pick the lazy option every time. But why choose when you can have both by spending ten minutes assembling a breakfast […]

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White Bean Soup with Collards and Chorizo

White Bean Soup with Collards and Chorizo

Fall, my favorite time of year, has finally arrived at my mid-Florida home. Here the season involves none of the drama of more northern climes — leaves turning to brilliant red and gold, the arrival of freezing weather, and mountains of leaves to rake. Instead, our fall is a more […]

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Tomato, Corn, and Cheese Tart with Basil

Tomato, Corn, and Cheese Tart with Basil

I’ve just returned from vacation at my little cabin in the woods of our family’s organic farm, Yellow Branch Farm, in the mountains of western North Carolina. Real farm labor, as always, was busily underway throughout my stay there. Cows were milked, artisanal cheeses made, vegetable and fruit gardens tended, […]

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Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is one of the great, and one of the oldest, comfort food dishes of the American South. That said, if you were to quiz twenty Southerners about its ingredients you might get at least that many answers. The Brunswick, Virginia version uses chicken, rabbit, or squirrel as a […]

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Easy Mojo Marinated Pork Roast with Black Beans and Rice

Easy Mojo Marinated Pork Roast with Black Beans and Rice

The week before Christmas is a particularly hectic time for those of us who celebrate the holiday. Juggling the competing demands of work, holiday decorations, shopping for and wrapping gifts, parties, and perhaps also hosting house guests can leave us gasping. Under such circumstances, my motto is to keep mealtime […]

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Smoked Sausage and Cheese Balls

Smoked Sausage and Cheese Balls

If you are on a diet, I suggest you avert you eyes now and hit the back button on your computer. Other readers who know that the rich dishes on your party buffet table are often the most popular may wish to keep reading. This seriously-rich appetizer is my approximation […]

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Hearty Mixed Bean Soup

Hearty Mixed Bean Soup

Autumn has finally arrived here in Florida — not a moment too soon as far as I’m concerned — and my mind is turning to soups, stews, and other hearty fare. I’ve always been a fan of beans. However, my love affair with them really took off when I was […]

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