Traditional Meatloaf (w/ wine pairings)

Recently a couple of readers reached out to ask for some more easy “comfort food” recipes, and it doesn’t get much easier, or more comforting, than meatloaf! Now one issue I always have with most online meatloaf recipes is that they’re too darn small. Who needs a 1 1/2-2lb meatloaf?!? So here’s a real meatloaf,Continue reading “Traditional Meatloaf (w/ wine pairings)”

Baked Ziti (w/ wine pairings)

Words aren’t really that necessary here… If you like pasta, and you like cheese, then you LOVE baked ziti. I mean how can’t you? It’s ooey-gooey cheesy deliciousness. And you can do so much with it. Vegetables, various meats, even play around with the cheeses… but I like to keep mine pretty simple. Pasta, cheese,Continue reading “Baked Ziti (w/ wine pairings)”

Rosemary & Garlic Roast Beef

It’s been while since I’ve made roast beef for the family and now that cooler weather is rolling in I figured it was high time to change that. Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but this was honestly not only the best roast beef I’ve ever made… it was the best roastContinue reading “Rosemary & Garlic Roast Beef”

Derek's Gumbo

Well, it’s been a long while… but after a 202 day hiatus from posting I’m finally back! Before I get into the recipe let me just take a moment to say thank you to all of my followers and fans for their continued support despite the absence of new posts. You guys are truly awesome.Continue reading “Derek's Gumbo”