Chicken Francaise (w/ wine pairings)

So the other day my darling wife picked up some chicken breasts while she was shopping at her favorite place in the world, Target (or as we pronounce it, Tar-jay, everything sounds fancier with a French accent). Seriously, Target to her is what Disney World is to other people, the most magical place on Earth.Continue reading “Chicken Francaise (w/ wine pairings)”

Beer Review – Tröegs Mad Elf

Finally, ’tis the season when we’re transitioning out of the glut of Pumpkin/Octoberfest/Autumn beers that flood our stores from August to October, and we’re moving into one of my favorite beer seasons, Winter/Christmas beers! That means that at long last one of my all time favorite brews is back on the market, The Mad Elf by Tröegs BrewingContinue reading “Beer Review – Tröegs Mad Elf”

Pasta Marco Pollo (w/ wine pairings)

So yeah, this recipe is “borrowed” from a restaurant that I worked for years and years ago. We had this fantastic chef, Mark Laverty, who was far too talented for a strip mall Italian joint on Route 9 in Freehold, NJ. Anyway, my favorite dishes from Mark were his specials… Alligator, black bear steaks, buffalo, you know,Continue reading “Pasta Marco Pollo (w/ wine pairings)”

Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Bread

For a few years in my teens I worked at an amazing deli and butcher shop called Mulberry Street. Everything about the place was fantastic, but one of my favorite things that they made was a broccoli rabe and sausage bread with mozzarella, it was so unbelievably good. So a few weeks back I had aContinue reading “Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Bread”