Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pulled Pork Ravioli

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My favorite thing to do with leftovers these days is to make raviolis. So when I made that organic pork shoulder roast, I knew I that they would make for some great leftovers.
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Bacon-wrapped Blue Cheese Dates

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When you’re roasting a duck, you’re we smells awesome, long before the duck will actually be ready to eat. So you need to make a delicious appetizer to hold yourself over until the duck is ready.
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Christmas Duck

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With T-minus 2.5 weeks left until the baby’s due date, my wife and I couldn’t be with family this Christmas. This means that I would have to cook on Christmas for the first time ever. And so, in a nod to A Christmas Story, I thought we’d have Chinese Turkey – aka duck.

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Seafood Stew – Now With Pork!

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After making the Becker Lane Organic pork shoulder roast, I was amazed by the cooking liquid that was left behind in the crock pot. It had a wonderful thickness, color, and aroma. It actually reminded me a lot of the soup for bouillabaisse. And so, I figured I would try using that same liquid to make my own seafood stew. And it was good. Real good. (By the way, it didn’t taste like pork at all. Trust me on this one.)

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Cornbread Stuffing

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I needed to figure out something to do with some leftover biscuits and cornbread. And so, when I made the Becker Lane Organic pork shoulder roast the other night, I decided I would make some cornbread stuffing.

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Becker Lane – Organic Pork Shoulder Roast

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My version of nesting for the baby has been to make a ton of food and freeze the leftovers. And since the freezer was starting to fill up, I decided it was time to cook that organic, Berkshire pork shoulder roast I’d been saving.

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Melanthios Greek Charhouse, Lakeview Chicago

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My pregnant wife was craving Greek food. And for some reason, whenever I try to make Greek food, it is always disappointing. Fortunately, we have a decent place that recently opened up that is within walking distance.

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