Scott County, Missouri-Style Dry Ribs

    "Ribs, salt, pepper, and broth." That's what my mom told anyone who asked her how she cooked ribs. She was from the Bootheel of Missouri, the southeastern end known more for baking, roasting, smothering, and frying

Fueling up On Breakfast

    For so many of us, breakfast is the great American meal. For generations, it set us up for a long day's work in the fields, factories, and mines, and for a lot of us, this has not changed. We still look to breakfast to sustain

Pullet Eggs with Cured Pork Belly

  This recipe is about the eggs but also about the pork belly. I "cure" the meat with herbs and sugar and salt and then roast it, at which point it's ready to slice and cook just like bacon. It tastes a little like bacon but is somewhat stronger.

Sautéed Mushrooms with Caramelized Shallots and Pork Belly

    This is one of those dishes that will haunt you when it’s been too long since you’ve eaten it. Use any kind of mushrooms and witness how the pork belly or bacon and caramelized shallots marry with their earthiness. You might

Fiery Tofu Quesadilla

    Our Fiery Veggie Chili was inspired by to flavors of the southwest, and my favorite country singer/song-writer, Willie Nelson. We affectionately refer to it as “Willie’s Chili.”  Already a complete protein because of the

Huevos Rancheros with Sweet Potato Salsa

  If you’ve been lucky enough to have a good huevos rancheros for breakfast, you know two things: one is that it’s an amazing way to start your day, and the other is that it tends to be pretty heavy and perceived as unhealthful because of the

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Salsify, Chestnuts and Ham

  Fall arrived with a vengeance, and so did my yearning for sweet potato. Throwing back to my Dressing Room days when we did sweet potato gnocchi with all kinds of other seasonal goodies. Check this one out. It is absolutely

Risotto-Style Summer Heirloom Farro

  Thankfully, farro, an old-world grain, made it to the new world so that we could enjoy this amazing dish. This dish resembles risotto, but, in deference to our American heritage, perhaps it should be called porridge. Semantics aside, it’s a