Simple, Basic, Classic Pasta Dish: Amatriciana

The origins of this simple sauce mixed with long pasta noodles are not clear. It’s likely it came from the area around Amatrice, a mountainous part of Italy. The base of this sauce, traditionally, is cured pork cheek.

Smothered Pork Chops With Mushroom Gravy

Kick the can and start from scratch.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I tried one new recipe recently that I have to say is certainly a keeper. This produced a succulent pork suitable for so many uses from sandwiches to barbecue to fried rice.

Recipe: Balsamic Pork With Dumplings & Green Beans

This Balsamic Pork recipe can use any kind of pork. It also would work with chicken or beef. Along with boneless pork chops or pork loin medallions goes frozen potato and onion pierogi as the dumplings.

Recipe: Indoor Baby Back Ribs

How, without a smoker, can you get that wonderful slow-cooked barbecue taste when you don’t have an outdoor grill? Well, I found a really good solution.

Recipe: Potato Soup With Bacon

With spring asparagus all over the place, this is a good place to use it. This makes a good size pot even though it’s scaled to six servings.

Holiday Entertaining: Wow ‘Em With Paté

Paté is basically some sort of chopped liver. The most famous version of this is froi gras, chopped liver of a goose or duck. But you can make your own simple paté right at home without the big expense.

Meat Consumption Declining

Our meat consumption has dropped by more than 12 percent in the last five years, according to the U. S. Agriculture Department.

Chinese New Year In Review

Traditionally, the family gets together to celebrate with music, dancing, fireworks and, of course, lots of food. A favorite at these celebrations are Jiaozi or Chinese dumplings.

Is Bacon Worth Stealing?

I find it hard to believe people would bring into homes and businesses to steal this pork product.