Food, glorious food.  As we keep creating new dishes (most are mine, but some are Linda's), we have decided, rather than integrate all those photos into the other section, we would set up a separate section for that.  Plus, we can access (as well as friends and family) the food section directly with the food subdomain (you might not have even realized you went to a subdomain - rather than having to hunt it down through the main page.

        Bread  (this is it's own subdomain as well [if you go here, the text will explain why])

Salmon cake
On an artisan bun, with homemade tartar sauce, and a side of tater tots.


Wiener schnitzel
Easter eve wiener schnitzel dinner with potato "pancake".
The veal was coated in self-crushed corn flakes (they store was out of corn flake crumbs), and then air fried.
I probably should have made more but smaller pancakes as these were more like one-inch thick slabs of Texas toast.

Keilbasa with vegetables
There were some vegetables - potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions - left over from the St. Patrick's Day corned beef meal, (that itself had left overs), so rather than toss it, we decided to cook it with some homemade keilbasa.

Pork chop, sausage, and veggies
Eastern-European-style pork chop with homemade Italian sausage, with potatoes, cabbage, pepper, onion, carrots, and mushrooms.
Cooked in a crockpot for six hours.
Homemade french-style bread on the side.

Tiny meetballs
Precooked meatballs - all gross (144 if I counted right) of them - for Italian Wedding Soup.

Stuffed peppers
Peppers stuffed with homemade dirty rice, made with homemade andoille sausage.

Grilled salmon tacos
Ah, summer. Grilled salmon tacos with homemade grilled corn salsa, mixed greens, and hot sauce.
One with toppings, one without (for effect).
Refried beans on the side, with margaritas (not pictured).

Fresh berries
Ventured into the woods, and picked some fresh blackberries and raspberries.

Skillet chicken
New York Times recipe.
Chicken with onions (we used red because we were out of "reglar"), mushrooms, and spinach.

Veggie pizza
Our regular shop where we get our $5 $7 $9 $10 weekly pizza was closed this Wednesday due to a family emergency. So we made our own again (scroll way down to see our first attempt).
Still working on perfecting it and have updated the recipe to remind us cook it on the lowest level in the oven.
Also changing the recipe to make a smaller dough ball as this turned out to be a LOT of pizza for the two of us. For one meal. And it wasn't enough to make two meal's worth either.
The fully cooked pie from above.

A close-up of my portion on the plate.

A close-up of a cross-section on Linda's plate showing more of the crust.

Sweet potatoe gnoche, with homemade hot italian sausage, peppers, and mozzarella.
Friday Night seafood (shrimp and scallop) tacos, with mixed greens and
homemade pineapple salsa, and a side of refried beans. And a margaritta.
Stir fry steak [rib-eye] with asparagus over white rice.
Christmas Eve shrimp Pad Thai with a side of saki.
The chopsticks were a Christmas gift from mom - they were dad's.

Asian meatballs
New York Times recipe.
Freshly smoked homemade Portugese sausage called "linguica".
Pronounced "lin-geese"
Mushroom Bourguignon with pearl onions, over egg noodles.
New York Times recipe.
Homemade Chinese dumplings, with stir fry veggies over rice on the side.
Homemade Chinese sausage (yes, Chinese sausage) with snow peas, carrots, Shitakes, and scallions,
over white rice, with sesame seeds.
Grilled chicken with chimichuri, over rice.
On the side is grilled avocado with warm grilled corn and grilled pepper salsa.
Grilled chicken thighs, grilled veggies, and potatoes all with chimichuri.
The veggies were grilled on a silicon mat.
Shrimp egg foo yung with brown gravy over white rice.
Yeaaa... the view is a little, shall we say, obscured...
Ham bruschetta with cucumber water.
New York Times recipe.
Ham; chopped tomatoes; chopped fresh parsley, basil, and oregano; on homemade bread covered with butter and garlic, with cheese on top.
Pesto chicken salad
Salad with "chicken caprise" on the side - all of it covered with fresh basil pesto.
Ham alfredo
Ham in homemade alfredo sauce with cherry tomatoes and snow peas, over fettuccine.
With homemade garlic bread on the side: bread topped with butter, fresh garlic, and fresh chopped parsley.
Hot dog, Chicago style.
Hot dogs don't usually get a notice, but we tried something different. For us.
Gilled hot dog with homemade pickled red onions, homemade pickle, cherry tomatoes, and greens, with a side of pasta salad.
Pork chops with Italian sausage, in sauerkraut, carrots, and onion.
We had the left over everything-but-the-pork-chops a couple days later on a roll with chorizo links.
Ham and cheese gnocchi skillet.
Ham (this one was from Easter), cheese, homemade gnocchi, peas, and onions.
In the skillet.
Suggested serving.
Our first attempt at paella.
This one had rice, shrimp, homemade chorizo, chicken, olives, onions, celery, tomatoes, garlic, and paprika.
Another attempt at homemade pizza
(see the very first photos below for our first attempt).
This had store bought sauce and cheese, homemade dough, and homemade hot sausage.
Cooking in the fryer oven, pizza setting.
The finished pie.
Szechwan Noodles
Noodles, pork, bok choy, red onion, seasonings, chili paste.
There will be more picks of the bread on the bread page.
The name says it all: chorizo, red peppers, and havarti, on olive toast.
This was our Sunday night "snack" from our "Posh Toast" book.
It was made in a spring form. The dough was a little wet and kept spreading out on the cookie sheet. Linda suggested using the form and it was a great idea.
The chorizo is homemade too.
Hot open face turkey pot pie on Artisan bread with homemade cranberries on the side.
Yes, we eat turkey often - about once every six weeks.
Hungarian Goulash
Christmas dinner.
Beef with red peppers, onions, paprika, and other spices.
This was made in a little more than a half-hour in the Instant Pot. Some how, there was a LOT of liquid. We'll have to reduce the added liquid (we only added 14 oz) next time we make it in the IP.
Indian chicken dish?
Came across this picture, but aren't sure of exactly what it is.
We think it has rice, a bean of some kind, onions, green pepper, and chicken.
Philly cheese steak tacos.
Sliced rib eye with onions, peppers, and cheese "sauce".
Hungarian-style pork chops covered with mushrooms, onions, sour cream, and sweet paprika.
On the side was Tuscan string beans - string beans with celery, carrots, red onion, tomatoes, and basil.
Curry venison with celery carrots, onions, and chick peas.
Andouille sausage.
This sausage is mentioned in a couple recipes below.
Here it is being pecan wood smoked. The first is at the beginning and the second is after four hours.
This will be used for Jambalaya and maybe a couple other recipes.
Another recipe from the Homemade Sausage book.
Raw / pre-smoked.

Dopiaza with eggplant, chicken, onion, celery, and mushrooms; and homemade naan.
Similar to the stuffed peppers from 09/13/2019.
Roasted / grilled tri-colored peppers, stuffed with Chorizo sausage and rice, topped with cheddar.
Mixed greens with sour cream and homemade salsa (see below).
Homemade southwest salsa.
Farm fresh tomatoes, roasted / grilled corn, roasted / grilled orange and yellow peppers, onion, black beans, and, of course, hot chili peppers.

View from above.
Fresh fruit.
Red respberries (from our property), cherries, strawberries, and mulberries (from our property).
Left over BBQ ribs with homemade baked beans (though I guess they would really be stove-top beans...).
4th of July Barbeque grilled ribs (there was no family BBQ this year due to the virus restrictions and precautions).
Served with grilled corn on the cob, and homemade cole slaw.
3rd of July Barbeque seafood shish kabobs.
Onions, red pepper, mushrooms, scallops, and shrimp kabobs with aprocot glaze; served over white rice.
Strawberry tarts.
We wound up eating them with a scoop of Banana Split ice cream.
Tikka Masala Venison with chick peas, onions, carrots, celery; and homemade naan.
Homemade Chorizo (Mexican) sausage.
Another recipe from the Homemade Sausage book we use.
The raw sausage, about 10 feet of it (only 4 pounds).

5 links worth, before it was lightly pecan wood smoked for four hours.
Homemade pickles.

View from above.
Turkey Rogan Josh, with chick peas, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and onions, with homemade naan.
Turkey roasted in an iron skillet.
500° for 15 minutes, then 325° for 15 minutes per pound (less one), to an internal temp to 160-165.
Hamburger with barbeque sauce.
And lettuce. And tomato. And relish, red onion, swiss cheese, bacon, and mushrooms. :-) 
Dagwood would be proud.
Tikka Masala Lamb with apple, carrots and mushrooms, over rice.
Mu Shu Pork.
The cabbage was above the top of the wok before cooking, then a small pile when done.
Dopiaza (Indian) Chicken with green beans and chick peas, and homemade naan.
Butter Chicken with onions, spinach, and homemade naan.

Serving suggestion.
Chicken schnitzel with spatzel, asparagus, and mushroom gravy.
Rosemary chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and egg noodles (yes, that's a lot of noodles).
Chicken and homemade andouille sausage with vegetables over parsley butter pasta.
Peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and rice, and a side salad.
Pulled pork with homemade cole slaw.
Jambalaya (with homemade andoille) with tomatoes.
Manhattan clam chowder.
Grilled gyro burgers (eaten like a hamburger, instead of on a pita), with homemade tzatziki sauce and tomato, and fries.
Mediterranean chicken, with eggplant and tomato sauce.
Smoked pork butt, used for the annual family barbeque, pulled pork sandwiches, and enchilladas.
Chicken marsala with cauliflower.
Jambalaya, made with homemade pecan-wood smoked Andouille sausage.
Barbeque ribs, grilled corn on the cob, and homemade cole slaw.
Mardi Gras dinner.
Shrimp remoulade over mixed greens.

For dessert, homemade beignets.
Pork enchilladas, made with smoked pork butt.
Stir fry chicken and asparagus with garlic chili sauce
Served over rice.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
This was made with capacolla and provalone. Served with carmelized onions with bacon.
A new recipe for us. And the first new recipe and pictures of the new year.
There is about eight and a half feet of kielbasa. The lengths were twisted and cut into about twelve inch segments that happened to weigh about 11 ounces each. Got seven and a half full links.
Another recipe from my Homemade Sausage book.
The meat ground, seasoned, and mixed.
Stuffed in hog casings.
Homemade lasagna dinner.
Completely homemade - including the ingredients - Italian dinner: Italian bread, meatballs, lasagna, and sausage, covered with sauce. The lasagna is noodles, sauce, ricotta*, and mozzarella.  Again, all homemade - the ingredients included.
*See the cheese info below, but a gallon of milk only made a pint of usable ricotta, and the dish needed a quart. So we supplimented the homemade with a pint of store-bought :-(.
Christmas table setting.
So this isn't actually food. But it contributed to the consumption of it!
And it isn't as if we use the good China every day.  Or every holiday, for that matter.
Christmas Eve dinner.
Schnitzel with mushroom gravy, green beans, and rosemary fingerling potatoes.
Homemade mozzarella and ricotta.
The finished ricotta (made from the whey of the mozzarella).  The gallon and a quart of liquid yielded only about a pint of ricotta.  Very tasty, though.
The finished ricotta in a Ball jar, only a pint. :-(
The mozzarella curds in the pot, cut into cubes.
The mozzarella curds strained and in a bowl for microwaving.  You can already see the cheese strings forming a little on the top.
The kneaded mozzarella cheese, formed into a log, to be sliced for the lasagna.
Sweet sausage, Brocolli, and bow ties, with homemade garlic bread.
Kielbasa, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms, with chimichurri sauce (from Pam and Jeff).
Smoked pork, smoked with hickory wood and pulled.  (Partially pulled.)
For our 4th of July family barbeque.
Brownie footballs.
For the Superbowl. I mean, for "the big game".
Jagerschnitzel with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy.
Our German Christmas Eve dinner.
Smoked turkey, smoked with cherry wood from a weeping cherry tree cut down on our property.
Our Thanksgiving meal.
Chicken Marsala with string beans and egg noodles.
For someones birthday.
Macaroni and cheese, with sloppy Joe on top.
Christmas Day Italian dinner - homemade lasagna
Homemade noodles.
Assembled lasagna.
Christmas Eve 7 fishes dinner
The soup only has six: calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, cod - the whitefish, #7, was in a moouse and served over cucumber slices.
Homemade italian sausage.
The recipe is from our Homemade Sausage book.
Hog sausage casing soaking in water.
Sausage casing ready to go on the stuffing tube.
Final product, sausage, cut into links.
7 Fishes Christmas Eve dinner.
Seafood soup, part of the 7 fishes dinner - there are six here.
Whiting mousse (the 7th fish) with cucumber "crackers".
Smoked turkey.
Our Thaksgiving dinner.
Barbeque chicken and corn
Gyro, homemade.
The pita, tsatiki, and gyro meat (beef and lamb) - all homemade.
Pulled pork
For the 4th of July family barbeque.
Home lasagna
Noodles in process.
Assembled lasagna.
Homemade pizza
First attempt (and last attempt for a LONG time) at homemade pizza.
After baking.
UNKNOWN (but old)
Seven fishes dinner
Smoked whiting mousse, with cucumber "crackers" appetizer.
Seafood soup with six other fishes of
shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams, calamari, and cod.