Old Fashioned Green Beans

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Green beans are one of those things people don’t think about. As a child they came from a can or the garden and were just there. As an adult they are a side dish that offers me comfort for their familiarity. A few years ago, at a family reunion, my … Read moreOld Fashioned Green Beans

Hoisin Pecan Dates wrapped in Bacon

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. In another round of my Tony Award party, I offered my guests these Hoisin Pecan Dates wrapped in delicious Stanton’s pepper bacon. It’s sort of East meets West, Asia meets Texas. This is also REALLY easy and can be done ahead. This particular appetizer truly marries sweet, salty and spicy … Read moreHoisin Pecan Dates wrapped in Bacon

The Gentleman Caller’s Beanie Ween with Lardon Spoon Appetizer

https://vimeo.com/200493718 Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. It seems, according to the TV cooking shows and commercials, that people are thinking about the upcoming Super Bowl. Now, I think that’s fun and all, and the halftime is usually an event, but it ain’t exactly the Tony Awards. Feel free to laugh at that sentence. If you … Read moreThe Gentleman Caller’s Beanie Ween with Lardon Spoon Appetizer

Stanton’s Pepper Bacon and Gulf Shrimp and Grits (say that 3 times fast!)

Printable PDF at the bottom of the page! Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Some dishes are so good, so rich and so indulgent they transcend the barriers of being thought of as “only for breakfast”, “only for lunch”, “only a side dish”… You get what I mean. This is one of those dishes. Grits. Used to … Read moreStanton’s Pepper Bacon and Gulf Shrimp and Grits (say that 3 times fast!)