Honey Mustard Wings with a Kick

I have a definite weakness for sticky-sweet-spicy chicken wing sauces, and this might be the ultimate. I know, I say that every time, but when you have to keep tasting the sauce “just to make sure it’s still ok” while the wings cook, you realize that some good things are about to happen to your… Continue reading Honey Mustard Wings with a Kick

“Great Balls of Fire” Bourbon Mustard Sauce

Hat tip to Pork n Whiskey blog! Bourbon, mustard, and pork…great combination!  Oh look, the recipe says to flambé the bourbon.  “I can do that”, I think to myself.  “This will make a great photo for the blog”, I tell James.  I set my phone on the butcher block, in camera mode.  I want to… Continue reading “Great Balls of Fire” Bourbon Mustard Sauce

Fresh Ham Steak with Mustard-Cider Glaze

As I’ve probably mentioned before, one fun thing about belonging to a CSA is you get to try cuts of meat (or vegetables) that you might not have otherwise picked up at the grocery store.  Part of our “Dig the Pig” share from Moonshine Meats is a large slab of fresh ham steak.  In this… Continue reading Fresh Ham Steak with Mustard-Cider Glaze

Chicken Stuffed with Brie and Walnuts – An Experiment

Back in the 80’s when I lived in Chapel Hill, NC, there was a restaurant called McCarthy’s Grill.  They served a stuffed chicken breast with a flavor that haunts me still, and I have absolutely no idea what was actually in it.  I remember walnuts, a mustard sauce, perhaps some kind of cheese.  This recipe… Continue reading Chicken Stuffed with Brie and Walnuts – An Experiment

Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mustard-Orange Sauce

Adapted from Bon Appetit via Epicurious “Orange Chicken”, as we call this at home, is an old favorite of ours because of the great sauce.  It combines the sweet, fresh flavors of orange juice and honey with the spiciness of grainy mustard, and a bit of chipotle pepper thrown in for warmth.  A good sauce… Continue reading Chicken Thighs with Spicy Mustard-Orange Sauce