Braised Pork Belly with Cherry Sauce

Happy Anniversary to She Cooks, He Cleans!  We published our first post on February 1, 2011 and we’ve made it for an entire year!  We appreciate all the support everyone has given us, and every day we are amazed to see how the blog has grown.   The blog started as a way to share our… Continue reading Braised Pork Belly with Cherry Sauce

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Modified from Bon Appétit / Epicurious Since our wedding anniversary is also New Year’s Eve, we decided to have a pre-anniversary get together with friends to usher in the New Year a day early.  We snacked from a table of nuts, cheese, and bacon-wrapped stuffed dates to help soak up all the alcohol from the… Continue reading Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Jalapeno and Pimento Cheese Ball

The new year has arrived, and it is time for us to get cooking again!  While it would have been more helpful, perhaps, to post this cheese ball recipe BEFORE all the holiday parties, I’ll go with the “better late than never” philosophy.  Of course, you don’t have to wait for a party to have… Continue reading Jalapeno and Pimento Cheese Ball

Sausage Cheese Balls (gluten-free)

One of my favorite holiday food memories is from spending the night at my cousin LuAnn’s house every year.  Her mother, Norma, always had plenty of delicious, homemade treats in the house around Christmas, and we thought we were so clever sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of the night to gorge on fudge,… Continue reading Sausage Cheese Balls (gluten-free)

3-Cheese Crackers (grain-free)

Who doesn’t love snacking on cheesy crackers?  It’s hard to stop eating these!  I used a combination of cheddar, jack, and Parmesan cheeses, but I think you could substitute other cheeses as well for a different taste.  Adding a little cayenne pepper gives them a little kick, and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt on… Continue reading 3-Cheese Crackers (grain-free)

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings

In my humble opinion, chicken wings are good any time of the day or night.  You can have them as appetizers, set them out as party food, or make a complete meal of them for dinner.  If there are any leftover (rarely), I will eat them for breakfast!  We were having a craving for the… Continue reading Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings

Onion Strings (gluten-free)

Modified from The Pioneer Woman I have a confession to make – I completely suck at frying.  One might wonder why I’m even allowed to reside in Georgia, since fried chicken is the most hallowed food around.  Although several generations of my family were born in the southern part of the United States, including myself,… Continue reading Onion Strings (gluten-free)

Crispy Nutty Crackers (gluten-free)

Modified from crackers at Elanaspantry.com and Cheeseslave.com Crispy crackers are great to satisfy that need for a crunchy snack, or to carry a piece of cheese or dollop of creamy dip to one’s mouth.  (It’s unbecoming to simply spoon in the dip in the presence of company…otherwise I’m okay with it. :-)) I’ve tried to… Continue reading Crispy Nutty Crackers (gluten-free)

High-Altitude Muffin *FAIL*

Having lived most of my life at 1000 ft above sea level, or less, my first instinct when baking isn’t to consider the elevation of my oven.  It did occur to me, too late, when I peeked in the oven to find a pan overflowing with batter.  Oops!  This wasn’t a total fail since the… Continue reading High-Altitude Muffin *FAIL*

Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

Adapted from Thai The Essence of Asian Cooking, Judy Bastyra with recipes by Becky Johnson. In anticipation of our flight to Albuquerque this weekend, I have been looking for some interesting, primal-friendly snacks for the plane. Traveling in coach, one usually gets the choice of peanuts, cookie wafers, or chips – or a deep breath… Continue reading Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Bacon

This isn’t so much a recipe, as all the ingredients are right there in the title!  However they are a quick and easy appetizer…and perfect for gobbling down while you wait for the grill to heat up.  We enjoyed these on Steak Night with a glass (or two) of Cabernet. Ingredients: 18 button mushrooms (I… Continue reading Mushrooms Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Bacon

Chile Cheese Muffins

Adapted from Santa Fe Kitchens (The Museum of New Mexico Foundation) I made this recipe a few weeks ago as a casserole for a breakfast gathering, but thought it would also make good muffins.  I was right!    Each little muffin was a buttery, cheesy mouthful…not too egg-y…and the crust around the edges gives it more… Continue reading Chile Cheese Muffins

Sticky Superbowl Wings

James and I watched the Biggest Event on T.V. in our solitary, annual attempt to be Real Americans (TM) and partake of the popular culture.  Thankfully that is over!  The occasion is, however, a good excuse to pig out on chicken wings with sticky, delicious sauce.  Yes, only 4 posts into this blog and this… Continue reading Sticky Superbowl Wings

The Devil’s in the Eggs… and the details

I like deviled eggs, but rarely make them because I just cannot peel the suckers without ripping off chunks of egg white.  More on that later… This is just your basic Southern Deviled Egg recipe.  These are a great snack or appetizer for primal eating – no carbs to speak of! Ingredients: 5 large eggs… Continue reading The Devil’s in the Eggs… and the details