Roast Chicken with Olives, Grapes & Rosemary

Another winner from the Smitten Kitchen, but this time from the cookbook, not online. Like Deb’s spouse, my husband also doesn’t care for fruit with his meats, but since her hubby loved it, I thought I’d give it a try. William’s verdict – home run! I made lemony roasted parsnips to go with the chicken….

Candied Pork Belly with Succotash Fricassee

I just bought half a hog from a local farmer and one of the cuts I requested was pork belly. This is one of the most succulent cuts of a pig and very hard to find unless you special order it. I had never prepared it, but have eaten it at a local restaurant called…