Carnitas Tacos + Taqueria Red Salsa

I think I have mentioned before that we are a bit obsessed with tacos. Especially taqueria style tacos. We used to live in California and had access to some amazing taquerias there. When we first moved east, it was hard to find similar food here. Thankfully now there is a lot more popping up inContinue reading “Carnitas Tacos + Taqueria Red Salsa”

Hatch Chile BBQ Pulled Pork

Since we live in North Carolina, we are surrounded by BBQ. There are two main types, Eastern and Western. Eastern is vinegar based and is my favorite. Western is more traditional, with the sweet thick BBQ sauce. They are both delicious. There are also a million variations and different cooking methods. This hatch chile bbqContinue reading “Hatch Chile BBQ Pulled Pork”

Biscuits and Gravy

I’ve mentioned before my habit of making breakfast for dinner when I’m in the mood for easy cooking or a change of pace. One of our favorite breakfast dinners is biscuits and gravy. There is just something about the combination of a hot flaky biscuit and creamy sausage gravy that is heaven. I have aContinue reading “Biscuits and Gravy”

Caramelized Pork Belly Bánh Mì

I’m not sure if it is totally obvious, but my family loves sandwiches. Any and all of them. This caramelized pork belly bánh mì is unlike any other sandwich though. The bánh mì is a Vietnamese sandwich the combines French baguette and pâté with Vietnamese style meat (typically pork) and pickled vegetables. I sometimes makeContinue reading “Caramelized Pork Belly Bánh Mì”

Cornmeal Fried Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Cream Gravy

My family likes all kinds of food, but they really love meat and potatoes. 🙂 The happiest faces I get at dinner time are usually when we are having some variation of meat and potatoes or meat and noodles. Cornmeal fried pork chops with mashed potatoes and roasted garlic gravy fits nicely into that category.Continue reading “Cornmeal Fried Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Cream Gravy”

Swedish Meatballs on Homemade Egg Noodles

Swedish meatballs are a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. You can’t get much more satisfying than meatballs in gravy over noodles. I make fairly traditional ones with a mix of ground beef and ground pork, cooked in beef broth based gravy, with sour cream to give that creaminess that makes this dishContinue reading “Swedish Meatballs on Homemade Egg Noodles”

Pork Katsu Sandwich on Japanese Milk Bread

As I promised yesterday, here is one of my favorite ways to use a beautiful loaf of Japanese Milk Bread. This pork katsu sandwich ticks all the boxes I’m looking for in a meal. The bread is soft and super fluffy. The pork is hot and crispy. The cabbage is cool and slightly vinegary. ThenContinue reading “Pork Katsu Sandwich on Japanese Milk Bread”

Cuban Roast Pork with Mojo Sauce, Yellow Rice, Black Beans, and Fried Plantains

This meal is one of the best combinations of food ever. The garlicy, citrusy, salty mojo sauce cuts the fattiness of the pork and mixes with the starchy rice and beans to make a perfect bite. The fried plantains add some sweetness and all your taste buds are satisfied. Definitely recommend you try this one.Continue reading “Cuban Roast Pork with Mojo Sauce, Yellow Rice, Black Beans, and Fried Plantains”

Crispy Chili Chicken, Spam Fried Rice, and Soy Ginger Potatoes

This sounds like a lot of food, I know, but my oldest just got home from college for the summer, and he’s making up for lost time. This chicken recipe is based on one from Milk Street. The crispy fried chicken pieces are topped with Sichuan chili oil, salty sugary Sichuan peppercorn topping, and freshContinue reading “Crispy Chili Chicken, Spam Fried Rice, and Soy Ginger Potatoes”