Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Food Network Magazine had a recipe this month for pork chops with apples and onions, one of my favorite dishes.  I realized reading it that I hadn’t made the sweet and savory dish in several years and set out to … Continue reading

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Cupcakes, Cupcakes, and More Cupcakes

In the past few years, cupcakes have been counted among the hottest foodie trends out there, and really, what’s not to like? They’re cute, easy to eat on-the-go, and evoke a since of nostalgia for the comforts of childhood that … Continue reading

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Review: Jason’s Burgers and More

Don’t be fooled by its dive demeanor and a decor than can only be described as eclectic funk: Jason’s Burgers and More has some serious food.  There are the burgers, of course – thick and juicy with enough choice of … Continue reading

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Review: Ed & Kay’s Restaurant

Jess and I enjoy fine dining as much as the next person, but our hearts truly belong to diners and diner food.  There’s just something about sitting down in a local diner, hearing the small talk of folks who all … Continue reading

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Leftovers

When we decide to do a post on a dish or restaurant, Jess generally takes a great many more pictures than we can use in one post. That’s a real shame, because usually there are several that I’d like to … Continue reading

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Review: La Hacienda (Benton)

There seems to be no end to Mexican restaurants in Arkansas, and to be honest, most of them are terrible, serving up dishes filled with the same bland ground beef and coated with limpid, uninspiring red sauce and watery cheese … Continue reading

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Cottage Potatoes, Lamb Chops, and Stretching Ingredients

Despite the title, it didn’t start out with lamb chops or potatoes at all – it started off with a wonderful roast duck I made last week. Duck is one of my favorite things to make, with its rich, flavorful … Continue reading

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Review: Sushi Cafe

Jess and I had been wanting to try Sushi Cafe on Kavanaugh for quite some time, and despite my general misgivings about places that use the term “fusion” in describing their cuisine, I was generally pleased with the quality of … Continue reading

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Braised Cabbage and Black-Eyed Peas

Cabbage, black-eyed peas, and hog jowl are the traditional food of the New Year, ostensibly because these foods represent money, prosperity, and richness. My honest opinion has always been that we eat these simple, earthy foods on New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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