Bacon-Wilted Greens with Warm Goat Cheese

Virginia Willis is a French-trained chef and well-loved authority on Southern cooking. Her new book Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome arrived in my mailbox a

home cured bacon sliced

Charcutepalooza Challenge #2: The Salt Cure

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was The Salt Cure. Using Charcuterie as our reference guide, Cathy and Kim tasked us with making fresh bacon. If you’ve been reading my blog for

Dandelion Greens with Ramps, Bacon and Blue Cheese

There is nothing bashful about this salad. It features lots of assertive flavors including dandelion leaves: one of my favorite bitter greens. Like chicory, radicchio, watercress, and arugula, dandelion leaves

Brunswick Stew for the Daring Cooks

The 2010 April Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den. She chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make Brunswick Stew. Wolf chose recipes for her challenge from

Simple Seasoned Aduki Beans

Simple beans are just the thing for those days when life is anything but… This easy aduki beans recipe is adapted from Ree Drummond’s first cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks:

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears

I very much look forward to the appearance of Brussels sprouts in my local markets; they are one of my favorite winter/fall veggies. They are also seriously nutritious, with lots