Back In The Kitchen, Where I Belong

My wife likes to joke that I lured her in with my cooking. At least, I think she is joking. I use to cook quite often. But a promotion last year ate up a lot of free time (which led to eating out more often). This happened right before we got married. She stepped up, cooking more often than I did for the first year of our marriage. It wasn’t like that before we got married. Now that I’m free more evenings, I’m trying to step my game up once again. So, that means, hopefully, you will be seeing more … Continue reading Back In The Kitchen, Where I Belong

Smoked Chicken

We use to grab rotisserie chickens quite often, but have been buying whole chickens and cooking them in the Instapot mostly lately. We are able to get more meat that way, generally. But, I was able to get off work a little early and decided to smoke the one we grabbed this weekend. It was on the smaller side, and only took 2 1/2 hours to get to 165 degrees. I then threw it in the cast iron skillet and flash broiled it a couple minutes to crisp up the skin. I have a propane cabinet smoker, and I went … Continue reading Smoked Chicken

Shrimp-Pork Yum Yum

Sarah recently got the Core 4 book from Steph Gaudreau. She has started it, I haven’t read through it yet, but we have flipped through the recipes in the back some together. In it she has a nice sounding recipe for a ground pork and chopped shrimp dish rolled into meat balls and baked. I’m not that fancy. I’m more of a cast iron and stir fry guy. So, that is what I did tonight. I stir-fried, mostly using the ingredients she used in her recipe, but without, you know, measuring or worrying about presentation. If this were a movie, … Continue reading Shrimp-Pork Yum Yum

Brunch: Amy’s On Franklin Style

The one day I could most often get out of town was Sundays, so Sunday brunch in Evansville became a thing once or twice a month for my wife and I. We had a rotation, but our favorite go-to was the Dapper Pig. So when Amy sold it, we were disappointed to hear that, but then delighted to here she sold it so she could open a new place, Amy’s On Franklin. We have been there once before, for dinner. That was before they had their full liquor license. We finally got there for brunch today, or whatever you call … Continue reading Brunch: Amy’s On Franklin Style