\Brats with cabbage

Brats with Bacon Braised Cabbage

This is a goody.  Simple and satisfying as a small meal, or add a side of some sort and serve it as a “normal” meal. Makes 5 servings, takes 45 minutes Ingredients Pack of 5…

Monte Cristo Palmiers

Monte Cristo Sandwich Inspired Palmiers

A friend was having a birthday brunch/football game gathering over the weekend. It was a combination of fancy brunch and football game.  That’s a potentially tough line to walk.  You don’t want something that’s too…

Matcha Spritz Cookies

Matcha Spritz Cookies!

I am in full-on holiday food hoarding mode.  This usually manifests in me taking  a few days off work in mid-December and burning myself out on baking for the remainder of the winter.  This year…

puff pastry setup and wreckage

Nick Malgieri Puff Pastry

Time to stop talking about chickens, and start talking about pastry.  Puff pastry is a pretty magnificent creation.  If you’re not familiar with puff pastry, it is a ton of super thin sheets of dough…

Nesting Loft

I put up the extra 2 walls of my Roosting loft and got an egg for it!

I have had these painted hardiplank pieces collecting dust all on my deck for the last month, and have frankly been far too lazy busy to complete the project of the hen house.  But I had…

Roasted hatch chiles

It’s Hatch Chile Season! Preserve some for the rest of the year!

Get out your rubber gloves, it’s time for Hatch chiles! Hatch chile season only comes about in August.  The town of Hatch, New Mexico has some special conditions that create these incredible chiles.  Either way around…

Waffled brownie with homemade caramel and toasted cashews

Waffled Brownie with Caramel and Toasted Cashews

I am going to be painfully honest and tell you that this was a last-minute thing.  Tasked with making dinner and a dessert for a birthday celebration in just a couple of days, plus dealing with…