Chipotle Parmesan Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These Chipotle Parmesan Baked Sweet Potato Fries
are a delicious and fun side dish for any meal!

These Chipotle Parmesan Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a delicious and fun side dish for any meal!A couple of months ago, my wife and I went to Belgium for vacation, and we had an absolute blast!  I had no idea what to expect about Brussels, but it turned out to be a really cool city.  Did you know that the Smurfs (aka Les Schtroumpfs) hail from Brussels?  Well, not the actual Smurfs…but the artist.  And I don’t even need to mention how good the Belgian chocolate…and Belgian waffles…and Belgian beer was!  But here’s another one for ya: Belgian fries (aka frites).  There are entire stands and storefronts dedicated solely to fries.  The only decision you have to make is how many fries to order…oh, and which of the amazing dipping sauces you want, too.Continue Reading »

Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Stuffed with crispy bacon, diced jalapenos and cream cheese, these Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloins are a delicious grilled game day treat!

Stuffed with crispy bacon, diced jalapenos and cream cheese, these Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloins are a delicious grilled game day treat!I’ve been watching tons of college football lately.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge LSU football fan.  After college, I moved down to Louisiana for grad school, and you can’t help but became a Tiger fan when you live in Baton Rouge.  Aside from the quality football, the tailgating parties down there on the bayou are nothing short of amazing.

Close your eyes and imagine a warm Fall day.  It’s sunny and the temperature is in the mid-80’s.  Continue Reading »

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Complete with cinnamon and nutmeg, this Pumpkin Ice Cream tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie…just in ice cream form!

Complete with cinnamon and nutmeg, this Pumpkin Ice Cream tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie...in ice cream form!Can we talk pumpkin for a moment here?  The internet (and particularly Pinterest) has been on pumpkin overload since early September.  I guess I don’t mind all that much, though, since I love pumpkin.  Pumpkin spice lattes.  Pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin muffins.  I suspect that my love of pumpkin is related to my love obsession with cinnamon and nutmeg.Continue Reading »

Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these
Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!Due cappuccini, per favore!  A couple of years ago, my wife and I spent almost 2 weeks wandering across Italy for our honeymoon.  It was one of the most amazing trips ever.  I’m a Roman history buff, so I jump at any opportunity to stand amongst the ruins and remnants of ancient Rome.  My wife’s family is from Italy, and while they’ve lost touch with their Italian relatives over the generations, it was still a cool experience for her to visit Italy.  And then there was the food.  Oh, I could (and have) spend entire posts talking about the food alone!  But today is the cappuccino.Continue Reading »