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West Virginia Pot Roast

“My dad’s pot roast.” Ingredients 5-6 lb boneless chuck roast (best when cut from chuck roll. 2 tbsp of olive oil Salt Black pepper Thyme 6 garlic cloves 1 large yellow onion, diced 5 peeled carrots, chopped 1/2″ 5 ribs of celery, chopped 1/2″ 1 roasted jalapeno, finely chopped 1 cup white vinegar 3 tbsp...


Braised Beef Short Ribs Slow Cooked in Guinness Beer

Ingredients 3lbs CMP Boneless Beef Short Ribs 1/4cup Vegetable oil for frying 1ea Large Yellow Onion, chopped ½” 5ea Garlic Cloves, minced 4ea Carrots, coarsely chopped 1ea 14.5oz can of Diced Tomatoes 1 Tbsp Thyme 2ea Bay Leaves 2/3 cup full bodied red wine 4 cups Beef Stock 8oz Guinness Stout Beer 3 Tbsp Honey...


Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

Ingredients 2 Tbsp.Olive Oil ½  lb. Unsalted Butter 2 Cups Flour 1 Large Yellow Onion 5 ea Celery Ribs 5 ea Cloves Fresh Garlic 4 Carrots, Peeled 1 Gold Bell Pepper ¼ Cup Parsley (chopped) 2 ea Roasted Jalapenos 8 Strips of Bacon 1 Jar Pickled Okra (hot) 1 Medium can Diced Tomatoes 4 ea...


Colton’s Social House

Just over a year ago a restaurant quietly opened with the idea of creating a menu based on the feedback from its customers. It was called Beta-Tasting and considered a “conversation” by its owner Jim Souza. The menu was to be simple yet still unique. The burgers are Angus, charbroiled and presented on a buttered...


The Flavor of Maturity

In the weeks leading to Easter I decided to pull out an old book that I read 15 years ago. The book is called Purpose Driven Life and it is a 42 day journey of reading one chapter a day and learning about our purpose here on earth. On day 28 the topic was “the...