Ferris Burger’s Day Off

Since its release in 1986, I probably have watched the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off over a thousand times. At least I lost count after a thousand and that was some time in the ’90s. I pretty much watch it alone because I’m *that* guy who talks word-for-word through the entire movie, quoting every line, […]

Roasted Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

There are few things that set my nostalgia trigger to near blinding bliss. Roasting kolbász, or Hungarian-style smoked garlic sausage is one of these moments. Today, while shopping at the farmer’s market, I was getting some various pork products for Christmas next week: pork shoulder, ham hock (No, Ed! Not all the legs of the […]

Green Bean Casserole Deep Dish Pizza

While I’ve done a traditional deep dish pizza before, a tomato-y sausage and cheese classic. I wanted to do something a little different. Sometimes I give myself certain restrictions in the kitchen for fun. This creation started with the premise “How would I do pizza without any tomato product whatsoever?” I initially though of a […]

Sausage and Shrimp Cakes

There are those days that you look in the fridge at the odds and ends of leftovers from a few meals throughout the week. Cooked shrimp from a shrimp cocktail. Mashed potatoes. Roasted garlic sausage. After working in a fish shop for years and making thousands of crab cakes, my mind tends to put leftover […]