STEAK CONFIT

Okay I was looking for a new way to prepare steak other than grilling, pan frying, smoking or broiling. Now I love all of those methods but I really wanted to try something different. I know one of the big trends is Sous Vide but as of today I have not purchased my sous vide…

Risotto

This week we made one of our monthly staples, Short Ribs. Now I typically serve Short Ribs over rice but wanted to change it up slightly but not too much. I didn’t really want mashed potatoes or noodles. We didn’t have any polenta in the house, but we did have Arborio rice so I decided…

Smoked Bison Sirloin With A Blackberry Balsamic Glaze

Bison, or Buffalo, meat is becoming more popular and easily accessible where in years past you had to get it from specialty stores. If you haven’t yet tried bison meat give it a try. Bison has a wonderful deep beefy flavor even more than grass fed beef. Bison is lower in fat than beef and…

Review of RESPECT WAGYU BURGERS

Every once in a great while I will splurge and treat myself to some nice ground Wagyu beef from my local butcher, when they have it available. For those of you who do not know what Wagyu beef is let’s take a moment to talk about it.

on a recent trip to the grocery store I found these in the freezer section.

Garlic Marinade Chuck Eye Roast

Don’t you wish you could eat Prime Rib more often? I sure do. Prime Rib can be really expensive depending on how many people you are feeding. A nice alternative is Chuck Eye. The chuck eye is a long, narrow group of muscles that runs along the center of the chuck, or shoulder section of the…

Affiliate Page

Yes I use affiliate advertising on the blog to try to assist in paying for the blog to help keep it going. If you feel so inclined please check out some of the advertisers. I will try to post the affiliate links with posts I think they will best pair with, but here is a…

TERP’S BREAD

This has been a family favorite for years loved by four generations. It is Terp’s Bread. Before we get into what it is let’s talk about who Terp was. Terp Palmer was a dear friend of my parents from their high school days. The Palmer family was in many ways just an extended part of…

Smoked Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I can’t think of many things better than roasted garlic, except maybe smoked garlic. You get the subtle sweetness of roasting plus the added layer of smokiness. I have seen smoked garlic in the “gourmet”section of my grocery store but it is awfully way more expensive that doing it yourself. Smoking the garlic really takes…

Smoking Methods

I have a lot of recipes that involve using smoke to cook. Now I know not everyone has a dedicated off set smoker like I do, but a lot of grills come with a built-in smoking tray that you can load with wood chips or chunks. If you have a charcoal kettle type grill you…

Three Meat Burgers with Root Beer Glaze

I have had a love affair with hamburgers since I was a little kid. I loved all hamburgers from grilled, broiled and especially fried. I liked the big thick burgers my dad would make on the grill, the pre-made patties mom would buy at the store and throw in the broiler,  but my favorite burger…