Crouton’s Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Ever wonder how they prepare that tender pulled pork they serve at barbecue restaurants? This is one way to do it. You’ll need three to four days prep time and room in your refrigerator for a large bowl of marinating pork shoulder.


5-lb pork shoulder 1/2 cup chicken stock marinade au vin (from Julia […]


Jerk Pork Medallions with Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes

I felt like cooking last night, and I also felt like something new, so I decided to marinate pork medallions in jerk sauce and grill them. Potatoes and Brussels sprouts sounded like the perfect side dishes. It wasn’t too hard, it was fun to cook, and best of all it was a really great meal.



Breaking In the New Grill

At last, Ditilani and I have a new gas grill, a big black Weber patriotically made in America, and what better way to break in our new American grill than a couple of big bloody American steaks? Here are some photos and notes on our new grill’s shakedown cruise:

To accompany our steaks, we […]


Friday Night Grilling

Dinner & a DVD always make for a nice Friday evening. But grilling dinner makes the difference between Friday and TGIF!

The DVD was Pride & Glory. Okay, but nothing to write home about. Dinner, on the other hand, was blogworthy. The menu? Grilled marinated flank steak, corn on the cob, and broccolini sautéed in […]


A Night for Grilling

An old friend is down from Las Vegas for the weekend. We ate out Friday night and had a party Saturday night, so tonight, the last night of his visit, will be a quiet dinner at home. Ditalini’s making a salad and I’m grilling steaks and veggies. We also have a loaf of foccacia bread […]