Smoky Southern Greens

These smoky Southern greens transform dark leafy greens into a silky-tender side that pairs equally well with classic BBQ or weeknight meals.

If you didn’t know that greens can be an utterly decadent dish all on their own, I present as evidence these smoky Southern greens. I most often give collards this pork-studded treatment, but any green you enjoy will benefit from the gentle braising that yields a silky-tender bite and aromatic pot liquor. Whether you stick […]

Crispy Smoked Pork Carnitas

If you want the most tender, juicy taco meat with blistered, crispy edges, this smoked pork carnitas recipe delivers! It freezes & reheats beautifully, too.

If you like tender, smoke kissed pulled pork with Mexican inspired flavors and gorgeously crispy-crunchy bits, then this smoked pork carnitas is for you. Instead of messing with the traditional method of braising the pork butt on the stove top or in the oven with plenty of lard, I took inspiration from the smoker and […]

French Onion Pot Roast

If you're looking for rich, deep flavors & simple ingredients, this French onion pot roast is for you. Bonus: it makes its own addictive onion-packed jus!

I’ve carried a single photo of my mother & I to every place I’ve ever lived for the last 20-plus years, but I’ve never really looked at it. I’d tuck the blurred image – me, squinty & self-assured despite the fact that my pink-buttoned dress likely hides a diaper; her, focused on the camera, the […]

Classic Cosy Weekend Beef Stew

If you love a cozy, craveable one pot meal but don't want to babysit it on the stove top, this classic weekend beef stew is the recipe for you!`

I flip my face to the other side of a too-thin pillow, a smushed pancake of sleep resting on the crook of the elbow I’m using to hold my head aloft. My hand is, predictably, numb. But that’s not what woke me. Tilting my head, I search for voices, either raised & unrepentant or muffled […]