Brown Sugar & Apple Roasted Pork Butt

I was recently faced with the dilemma of having to cook for 15 people while keeping the cost down as much as possible. In the end my solution to the problem was a roasted pork butt… When done right it’s tender and has tons of flavor. It’s a great crowd pleaser that won’t injure yourContinue reading “Brown Sugar & Apple Roasted Pork Butt”

Asian Meatloaf & Slaw (w/ wine pairings)

One of the things that I love about meatloaf is that it’s one of the ultimate blank slates. By definition it’s ground meat, with seasoning, formed into a log and baked, typically with some type of sauce spread on the outside. I mean c’mon, you can turn that into whatever you want! You can doContinue reading “Asian Meatloaf & Slaw (w/ wine pairings)”

Derek's "Famous" Sunday Sauce (w/ wine pairings)

So for Christmas Dinner this year I decided to poll the kiddies and see what they wanted… After some debate and negotiation they came to the conclusion that they wanted my famous “Sunday Sauce”… Ok, so “famous” is most certainly an exaggeration (unless this post goes viral, lol), but it’s pretty darn popular in my family! I knowContinue reading “Derek's "Famous" Sunday Sauce (w/ wine pairings)”