Slow Cooker Beef Cheek Ragu with Orecchiette

Slow Cooker Beef Cheek Ragu with Orecchiette

Beef cheek? What the heck is a beef cheek? It is exactly what it sounds like. The cheek of a cow. When I think of cows, I tend to picture them chewing their cud in a grassy field. And the muscles the cow needs to chew are in the jaws and cheek. Those muscles work […]

Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets

Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets

  Pulled pork is generally thought of as something you put into a soft bun, sometimes topped with coleslaw. You get it from a BBQ joint.  Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets might raise some eyebrows. It also will raise a lot of forks to mouths. Pulled pork tends to be slathered with BBQ sauce, but this […]

Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo

Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo

    Don’t you love sliders? They are teeny flavor bombs, and you can eat two and not feel like a complete pig. Although pigs don’t actually eat that much. Birds, on the other hand, eat ridiculous amounts of food every day. But, I digress. These little burgers are so delectable. Sweet caramelized onion, spicy […]

Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash

Braised Lamb Shanks and Kabocha Squash | Black Girl Chef's Whites

  This goes into the “Big Bowl of Comfort” category. Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash melts in your mouth, warms your belly and fills you with a sense of well being and love. Isn’t that what comfort food is supposed to do?  Yes, that may be pure hyperbole, but this really is a lovely dish. […]