Pumpkin Old Fashioned Doughnut Recipe

November 14th, 2013|

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 Doughnut 2

   Pumpkin Old Fashioned Doughnut Recipe 

By: Fork & Stave


 There aren’t many breakfast foods that go better with a nice hot cup of coffee than an old fashioned cake-style doughnut.  I’ve taken it a step further in this recipe, which incorporates pumpkin and, if you desire, bourbon glaze icing.  Try them once and you’ll be hooked. 



  • 2.5 Cups flour, plus [...]

Fork & Stave Pretzel Bun Recipe

October 10th, 2013|



Pretzel Bun Recipe


By: Fork & Stave


I’ve been looking for a good recipe for a pretzel bun that I could use when I’m making hamburgers or grilled chicken sandwiches.  It took some research along with several test batches, but I’ve put together a really easy recipe.


  • 1 Package active dry yeast (easy to find in the baking aisle)
  • 1 ½ Cup warm water [...]

Chicken Honey Sriracha Jalapeño Meatball Recipe

September 21st, 2013|

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Chicken Honey Sriracha Jalapeño Meatball Recipe

By: Fork & Stave

Y’all know that I love spicy things, so when this recipe formulated in my mind, I had to try it out.  The results are delicious…Sweet, Spicy, and Savory.


  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • 1 Egg Yolk, Beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sriracha Sauce
  • 1.5 Cups of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons of Red Pepper Flake
  • 3 Jalapeños, Stems Removed, Puréed with 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (I like to use [...]

Chef Edward Lee’s Bourbon Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

August 28th, 2013|


Chef Edward Lee’s Bourbon Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

Foreword by: Fork & Stave

In his recently released cookbook, Smoke and Pickles, Chef Edward Lee offers up a recipe that will satisfy your sweet and spicy cravings in one bite.  These are easy to prepare and make a great topping for nachos, baked potatoes, or pizza and are equally good for a quick snack.  I left the seeds in my jalapeños, but you can remove them if you would like less heat.  [...]

Milk Braised Pork Shoulder Recipe

August 26th, 2013|

Milk Braised Pork Shoulder Purple Pig Chicago

My recipe (top) and the original (bottom) from The Purple Pig in Chicago.

Milk Braised Pork Shoulder

Foreword By: Steven Rodia

On a recent trip to Chicago, I was fortunate enough to dine with the good people at The Purple Pig.  Everything that I sampled from their menu was excellent, but [...]

Homemade Fork & Stave Flour Tortilla Recipe

August 14th, 2013|


Homemade Flour Tortillas

If  you’ve ever thought about making your own tortillas at home and assumed it’d be too complicated, you need to reconsider.  There are few things that can drastically improve a great fajita or quesadilla recipe as much as adding homemade flour tortillas.  I developed the recipe, below, over the years and it is very straight forward to prepare.  If you’re like me, these crispy, chewy, flavorful tortillas will have you hooked and keep you from ever considering store bought tortillas again.


3 cups all purpose [...]