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Irene's Birthday Party

Birthday Party!

With my stepmother’s birthday coming back around, she requested the same dishes that I made for her 60th birthday a few years ago. I couldn’t source all of the ingredients I needed, no cipolline onions available, so I made do with boiler onions instead. That actually added more color to the dish, since I did […]

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Short Rib Lasagne

Short Rib Lasagne Part 1

Making the short rib sauce for the short rib lasagne for tomorrow. Once it has braised for a couple of hours, I’ll reduce it some more, shred the meat, add chopped thyme and cool it down. It’s layered with béchamel, noodles and a little Parmesan, then baked. I like to pour a little more red […]

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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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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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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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The Steak Ager

The Steak Ager

I’d need to get a second refrigerator to try this out, but it’s oh so tempting! I’ve seen videos on chefs doing incredibly long aged meats in similar setups.  The America’s Test Kitchen faux dry aged beef is about as close as I’ve gotten to something like this. This being actual dry aging though, the […]

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