Grilling Old School with my Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill – Coffee Dry Rub Pork Chops and Chicken

Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil. All opinions are 100% mine. '' There's something magical about cooking your food outdoors and that might be why more men seem drawn to grilling.  Not that women can't be or aren't amazing grillers, its just that connection with the outdoors a man feels when he's preparing to … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Potatoes -Skillet Dinners

Skillet Dinners , Pork Tenderloin

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin Making dinner at home shouldn't become a project, it should fun and easy, with the end results being delicious!  My new series Skillet Dinners is a great way to accomplish all those goals. My first in the series is Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots, and not only is it easy to make, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs 2

It may be hard to believe but up until last year I had never owned or used a slow cooker.    I know, crazy isn't it!   Well one taste of these Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs has made me a slow cooker convert! If they were any easier to make they'd make themselves, and as for flavor......they were fall off the bone … [Read more...]

Sirloin of Pork stuffed with Mixed Greens, Arugula Pesto,Gorgonzola Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers

Stuffed Pork Sirloin 5

I have to thank Lisa for getting me to come up with this dish.   While out shopping for ingredients for my show Around the Kitchen Table,  she saw a stuffed pork loin prepped in containers to be cooked at home.   It was made to look very inviting,  stuffed pinwheel style with fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese with a light coating of … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

Balsamic Glazed Pork Chop 4

After a bit of a rough start to March, it seems the days are finally feeling more spring like in the Philadelphia area.   We managed to escape every snow storm this year and making it into the second week of March almost guarantees were home free....sigh   And although my body isn't going to want to get up at what will feel like 3 am for the next … [Read more...]

Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich – The Real Deal!

roast pork with provolone cheese, roasted red peppers and broccoli rabe

One of the great joys in life is a Roast Pork Sandwich and Philadelphia is renown for having one of the best pork sandwiches in the country!  Unfortunately that doesn't hold true for many of the restaurants that serve them!   I have had a lot of tasteless pork sandwiches where the owners just go through the motions because they feel they have it on … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Rack of Pork – Inside My Restaurant Kitchen

oven roasted rack of pork

What a beautiful spring day today was, just a little windy, but other than that simply perfect!   I was fortunate enough to spend the morning with my Mother taking her to church for Easter services, there weren't too many places open to eat but we finely found a little diner opened and enjoyed breakfast together.  I do cherish these times I have … [Read more...]

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin for our Vintage Recipe Swap

pork tenderloin stuffed with spinach and sausage

Last February I was invited to participate in a recipe swap of sorts, using a vintage cookbook that the swap organizer Christianna from Burwell General Store had found during her travels.   Here it is a year later and a new cookbook and Christianna's recipe swap is still going strong!   This month's recipe comes from  The Second Ford Treasury of … [Read more...]

Grilled Maple-Brined Pork Chops and Ask Chef Dennis


I feeling kind of lazy today, I had full day yesterday meeting friends and feeding relatives, so today I'm taking a me day and devoting it to not a whole lot of I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Julie from Mommie Cooks yesterday while she was visiting Philadelphia .  We had one of those moments when you actually meet … [Read more...]

Stuffed Pork Chops and Ask Chef Dennis


During my restaurant days, I would always look for different ways to prepare pork.  One of my favorites and my customers favorites was a stuffed pork chop.  I was listening to a friend talk about stuffed pork chops one day  and thought it sounded like a good idea.  Never having seen a stuffed pork chop before I didn't have anything to go on, so I … [Read more...]