roast pork belly slices

Roast Pork Belly Slices

We got some pre-sliced pork belly recently, and they roasted up beautifully. The prep is simple: score the skin, rub in a bit of salt and brown sugar, and place fat side up on top of a slick of olive oil. I recommend using a Dutch oven, if you have one. Preheat the oven at… Continue reading Roast Pork Belly Slices

oven roasted pork shoulder

Oven-Roasted Pork Shoulder

I got the idea for a pork roast from Better Homes and Gardens. They recommend cooking pork shoulder in the oven for a few hours until tender, then shredding the meat and using it in various dishes. I enjoyed cooking this roast on Sunday. We made carnitas with it for dinner, and there was plenty… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Chicken pumpkin potato leftover fries

What to Do with Leftover Fries

We recently had leftover fries from takeout, and hubby had the idea to add them last minute to a dish I was baking with chicken and pumpkin and potato chunks. When the dish was close to being cooked, we laid the fries on top to crisp them up. They complement the colors of the dish… Continue reading What to Do with Leftover Fries


Corned Beef and Bacon Hash

I can't take credit for this; this is hubby's idea. And a great idea it is. We had a can of corned beef that had been sitting in the pantry for several months, and he incorporated it into a roasted potato dish. The bacon enhances the flavor, and the eggs make it perfect for a… Continue reading Corned Beef and Bacon Hash