Veal Chop

Recipes by James Beard Award Nominees

Some of the recipes look amazing, I’d love to work my way through all of them! I’m personally sold on the Chanterelle Mushroom Stroganoff sauce on the veal chop! Although the pull apart dill bread and the baked onions in brie custard look good too. The hopped up chili sounds like just the thing to […]

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Lemon Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

The recipe made a ton! Really good, probably would add more lemon next time. ( I like things super lemony!) I like the Greek combination of lemon and herbs, and I’ve loved making lemon potatoes before. This seemed like a no brainer to toss chicken in with the potatoes and let it all cook together. […]

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Corned Beef

Paddy’s Day Take Two!

Testing the Instant Pot theory of corned beef in 90 minutes!  So it was pretty tender, a little tough in some places. Taste was great! Fat didn’t render enough. Definitely not the same as a low and slow 8 hours in the slow cooker. After some discussion with a friend about the power levels on […]

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St. Patrick's Rainbow Shots

St. Patrick’s Day

We normally don’t really do much  more than make corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. Since so many people go out and drink, we don’t like to drive on the holiday. But some friends are in the middle of a move, and all packed up, but wanted to do something. So we invited […]

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Arm & Mjolnir

Happy Thorsday!

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WSM Smoked Brisket

Weber Smokey Mountain Smoked Brisket

Smoked a 15# Prime beef brisket today. Started at noon, 9 hours on charcoal and pecan wood, finishing in the oven. (Because I didn’t realize how big the damn thing was!) It was at 176° when it went into the oven, hoping it hits 195° before we go to bed. Next time I have to […]

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Bon Appetit's Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Bon Appetit’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Glenn loves peanut butter cookies, so when I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit, I simply had to make them! I’m not sure that the layers of peanut that they’re aiming for in the recipe really came across, but we did really like the salt finish on them. Most people finish with sugar, and […]

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Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker

Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker

I’ve been reading about charcoal and peat smoking, and got some peat to try burning to test the smell. Convinced that I want to try smoking salmon with peat, Glenn talked me into pulling the trigger on a Weber Smokey Mountain smoker. People have won many championships with this humble smoker, so here’s hoping that […]

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NOLA Smoked Shrimp

NOLA Smoked Shrimp

This recipe is going on my list to try out! I love New Orleans inspired food, and smoked shrimp sounds decadent. NOLA Smoked Shrimp – Barbecuebible.com Photo credit: Richard Dallett For the shrimp: 2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp (choose the size you prefer; I like U-12s, which means there are 15 to a pound) 3 […]

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Sharwil Avocado

New Hawaiian Avocado

A Hawaiian avocado that’s previously been banned from being exported to the mainland may soon be available! The Sharwil avocado is described as tasting “nutty and herbal.”  I hope it makes it to San Diego for a test taste! Give Your Guacamole Hawaiian Flavor Move over, Hass. An outlaw avocado from Hawaii, the Sharwil, is […]

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