Mandarin Orange Chicken

Finally a bit of a lighter meal.  See I told you I eat more than ribeye steaks. I made this dish with boneless skinless thighs but you could easily make this with breast if you wanted to go with white meat but honestly the thigh meat is the best part of the chicken.  Thighs have…

Pork Blade Steaks with Coffee BBQ Sauce

These are an all time favorite at our house. Sometimes called Pork Steaks or as I knew them Pork Blade Steaks, these come from the shoulder of the pig actually from the same part as the Boston Butt, used for Pulled Pork. In fact the Blade Steak is cut from the Boston Butt.  They are…

Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich

Okay time for my guilty pleasure. Grilled peanut butter sandwich. As a kid I never liked grilled cheese sandwiches but my mom came up with these for me.  I nice ooey gooey peanut butter with a crisp buttery crust. I know a lot of us grew up on grilled cheese and tomato soup, but I…

Reverse Sear Smoked Ribeye Steak

Here is another Ribeye recipe. I do eat other cuts of beef, really I do, but Ribeye is my absolute favorite. This is a completely different cooking method for steak than I have ever tried before. It is a bit more involved and more time-consuming than cooking steak in the normal flash sear method.  I…

Skirt Steak with Teriyaki Mushrooms

I know I did a skirt steak not long ago but as I said in that post it is a great cut of meat. This is my go to recipe for a marinade with skirt steak.  This marinade has gone through several changes over the years but this is the version I have stuck with…

Perfect Pan Seared Ribeye

As I have said before there is nothing better than a perfectly cooked ribeye, my absolute favorite cut of beef.  I have seen many recipes for Perfect Pan Seared Ribeye on the web and for the most part they are all the same.  They all start with Pre heating the oven to 450-500 and then…

Turkey Roulade

Here we are about two weeks out from Thanksgiving so Karen and I decided to do a practice meal, mainly because we were both craving turkey.  Since it was only going to be Karen and I we decided to go with a split breast.  The first thing I did was to get a simple brine…

Smoked Beef Ribs

I am a huge fan of pork ribs, but also love beef ribs. I especially love short ribs braised in nut-brown ale served over butter rice, which I will be posting the recipe for here shortly as it is a great fall recipe. But for today’s post I wanted to do great smoked rib. Now…

Marinated Skirt Steak with a Red Wine Pan Sauce

Ok this is going to be my first post that is both grub and a gripe.  The grub is one of my favorite cuts of steak, the skirt steak, and the gripe is aimed at all the celebrity chefs about the skirt steak. First let’s talk about the skirt steak.  Skirt steak is a thin, long…

Purple Cow Milkshake and Hot Dogs

Way back when, when I was a small child my grandparents, Gram and Baba, lived in a town outside of West Chester PA which is about a half hour outside of Philly. I would spend several weeks during the summer with my grandparents and they would take my cousin and I to the King of…

Cashew Fried Chicken

As I said before I have been pulled into the air fryer craze.  If you don’t have an air fryer you should seriously think about getting one.  It takes all of 2 minutes to preheat, can do everything your toaster oven and oil fryer can do plus more. Now this recipe is one I have…

Smoked Tri-Tip

This weekend I decided to give a California style BBQ a shot.  I had a nice Tri-tip which is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin.  It is a very lean cut with not a lot of marbling that grills like steak, slices like brisket. Has the beefy flavor of sirloin, and is somewhat…