Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

One of the best foods is crisp sweet buttery corn on the cob. I have boiled the corn grilled it in the husks, and steamed the corn. I recently discovered a new way to prepare corn on the cob, in the pressure cooker. To be honest I just started with my pressure cooker. The are…

FRENCH FRIED CHICKEN, CHICKEN PAILLARD

This is a recipe that is my take on one I found from Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chicken Paillard or as we call it French Fried Chicken. Paillard is an older french term referring to a quick-cooking, thinly sliced or pounded piece of meat similar to German Schnitzel. I like to use skin on chicken…

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…

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…

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…

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…