18 Jan Prime Rib Roast: Easy Fool-proof Prime Rib Recipe

Ah, prime rib roast… That perfect expression in beef! Huge slabs of tender beef, rosy red from center to edge, beneath a perfectly seared crust and charred fat cap with melt in mouth consistency and beefy flavors to die for. It’s a thing of beauty and a perfect meal often reserved for the holidays or very...

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04 Jan Smoky Fire-roasted Ghost Pepper Turkey Chili

Turkey chili? What’s this, then?! Well, at the time of this writing, the holidays have been upon us, have come and gone, mountains of heavy, fatty foods have been had, washed down with gallons of drinks. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for us to have something a little different. Something comforting and filling but less...

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14 Dec Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 3: Perfect Pulled Pork

Ever wanted to produce top class, succulent, perfectly spicy, smoky pulled pork in the comfort of your own back yard? Ever felt confused or scared by the process or held back by lack of special equipment? Then this post is for you! Pulled Pork…It's finger-licking good! This is the big one. The climax in the Beginner’s Guide...

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15 Oct Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 1: BBQ Basics

For about as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with BBQ. But it is only since last year’s summer roadtrip of the Southern United States that the fascination has been bordering on the obsessive. For more than a year since my return now, I’ve been experimenting, tinkering, taking notes, mixing and matching, subjecting...

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10 Sep Simple Pleasures: The Best Caprese Salad

Italian is the language of love. Take this week’s focus dish, for example. Tomato salad? Sounds pretty good, I guess, nice and familiar, not the least bit frightening. Take the Italian name for the dish, then, Insalata Caprese… Sounds, exotic, intriguing, tempting, doesn’t it? Like a dish you’d marry… Or at the very least make...

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23 Jun Simple pleasures: Creamy Homemade Cheese

I made cheese the other day. It sounds like a ground-breaking, earth shattering event. I know, but in reality it’s something I do fairly regularly. Especially in the spring and summer time when I can make my very own fresh and tangy “garden herb” cream cheese using the abundance of fresh herbs growing in my window...

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