Pittsburgh Style Steak

A few weeks ago I was at the beach with my parents and siblings for my father’s birthday. For his birthday dinner my dad wanted steaks on the grill, so I was asked to man the grill and prepare the steaks. Luckily the house we were renting had a nice kettle grill so I was…

Pork Loin filled with Bacon and Stuffing

This week I had intended to make a nice pork roast for dinner so I had a pork loin thawed and ready to go for the roast but decided to take it in a different direction. It had been a while since I had the smoker going, about four days, so I decided to smoke…

Ritz Fried Chicken

This week I decided to do some fried chicken thighs in the air fryer. I typically like to do a pickle juice brine when I do fried chicken in the air fryer so it is like a combo fried pickle and fried chicken. This time the fried chicken was kind of a last minute thought…

Pan Fried Stuffing Patties

The other night I was making smoked pork chops and our typical sides of green beans and boxed stuffing. Lately we have been in a bit of a rut as far as our side dishes are concerned. Now I love the flavor combination of the stuffing, beans and pork, but I wanted to try something…

Vichy Carrots

One of my favorite side vegetable side dishes is carrots. I usually make roasted carrots. Now this week I was clearing up space on my DVR and was watching IRON CHEF AMERICA, it was battle swordfish and Chef Marc Forgione, one of my culinary idols, made Vichy Carrots. I had had them before but had never attempted…

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

As I said in my other Sloppy Joe post School Lunch Sloppy Joes I love Sloppy Joes and I also mentioned that in the area of Pennsylvania I live in we have people from North East PA that call this barbecue and also people from Western Maryland that call it Steamers. There are many online debates about…

Baked Potatoes 2 Ways

If you are anything like me you love a good crispy skinned baked potato. I think I might like the skin more than the inside. Now getting the skin nice and crispy can take a long time cooking and you run the risk of overcooking the inside. I have found to ways to cook the…

Homemade Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a delicious sauce from Argentina that can be used as a dipping sauce, a marinade or just a topping for grilled meats.  One suggestion for the origin of the name chimicurri is that it comes from the Basque tximitxurri which loosely translated is “a mixture of several things in no particular order. I think that is…