Category: Food Good Enough for Mom

Pancetta Wrapped Turkey Breast with Morel Mushroom Stuffing and Truffled Mashed Potatoes

To celebrate National Bird Day (I kid you not), this recipe, my darling readers, is for the dirtiest of birdies. And I don’t say that in jest – with the combination of crispy bacon imbuing all of its salty goodness into a gloriously moist turkey breast and lux morel mushroom stuffing to gild the lily, you have no excuse but to love the proverbial shit out of this one.

Creme Fraiche Spaghetti Carbonara

Nothing says fuel for filthy exploits more than a mess of tangled spaghetti swimming in bacon and cream. The kind of food you can eat semi-naked, directly out of the pot, sharing a single fork with a friend as you slurp up strand after strand of the deliciousness.

Ricotta-Stuffed Pannetone French Toast with Grand Marnier Syrup

There’s a time and a place for the abomination that is fruitcake, and that’s when you’re dead. Into my cold, dead, beautifully manicured hands, that’s when I want someone to hand me a fucking fruit cake. I don’t care how much booze is in that damn cake – it’s not enough.

Black Eyed Peas with Ham Hocks and Smoked Sausage

Well, I know that it’s gauche right now to laud the resurgence of comfort food as the “it” thing and make black eyed peas our first meal of the New Year, but don’t get it twisted. Regardless of what the bevy thinks is cool right now, I’d be lapping up bowls of this stuff right now like a kitty with a dish of cream. There is nothing that’ll quell this shit storm of a hangover better than some black eyed peas and rice. Let’s make it happen. -CW

Green Chile Cheddar Cornbread

Sometimes you have a dish of food in front of you so fucking sexy, you want to sop it up with a biscuit. Or in the case of this recipe, a big ol’ piece of crumbly, moist cornbread. This recipe kicks the shit out of regular Jiffy Cornbread Mix (yup, the little blue box of stuff) with the addition of whole kernel corn and roasted chiles.