Easter Dinner, the review

So Easter Dinner has come and gone and I must say it was a success. I was told by not only my wife, daughter, niece, nephew, sister and brother in law but the ever hard to please father.

Above is a plated picture of what we ate. My sister handled the collard greens, macaroni and cheese and ham. Cherice made the Orzo with parmesan cheese, peas and lardons while I made the braise Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato Polenta. I’ll post the pictures of how the lamb shanks and polenta during the cooking process along with the recipes I used.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. And please, if you have any questions, comments or whatever feel free to drop me a line. I’m still getting used to WordPress format so this site doesn’t look how I want it to in my head as of yet.


BBQ Chicken Wings

bbq chicken wings


1lb of wingettes

1 tablespoon of butter

Olive oil

BBQ sauce


Onion Powder

Cast Iron Skillet


Heat oven to 450 and coat the skillet with olive oil.

Rinse wingettes in water and let dry on paper towels. While this is happening, pour some BBQ sauce into a bowl with butter and microwave until butter is melted. Set aside.

After the chicken is dry, toss them into the cast iron skillet until they are coated in oil. Season with salt, pepper and onion powder.

Bake for 20 mins and turn little wingettes over and bake for another 20 minutes until golden brown.

Pour BBQ sauce in the skillet and then place skillet into broiler for 5 minutes to allow sauce to caramelize.

*This last step can be skipped if need be. Also, if you don’t have a cast iron skillet (and why don’t you) then just use any oven safe dish you have. This was a quick meal so the picture of the finished product doesn’t look “GREAT” only because I forgot to take the picture before I had to feed the family. Trust me, everyone enjoyed it. The BBQ sauce I used is from a company named Tessemae and is Whole 30 and the main ingredient is dates. It’s surprisingly good too.

Easter Dinner

So this Easter, we’re going over to my folks house for dinner. I’ve tasked myself with making Braised Lamb Shanks along with Sweet Potato Polenta. Cherice is going to be in charge of the vegetables.

I’ll post the recipe I use and some pictures after we’re done. Hopefully it’ll come out wonderful.

Going to get the Shanks and everything from Fairway on Friday. Shanks are surprisingly hard to find, most places just have legs.

And so it beings…

Hi….so I guess I should say a few things.First, welcome and you must be pretty damned bored to visit this site.

Well either way, I’m glad you p by. I’m hoping for this to be a regular thing for me as I have some  things to share with the world and this might be the best place to do it. Right now I hope to fill this site up with post about dishes I’ve cooked, family stories and other things that pique my interest. So, here’s hoping that you’ll stay around for the ride.


PS: That picture at the top of the page. That is a Salt Crusted Prime Rib I cooked an it was one of the greatest things I’ve ever cooked.