Meat 101

Firehouse Meatloaf

Firehouse Meatloaf

The story goes like this. I have a black moleskine book that I have been compiling recipes in since about 2005. The kids have asked for it when I die and I am not sure what to do with that prospect. It has all kinds […]

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Game Day Chicken Wings – 4 Ways

Game Day Chicken Wings – 4 Ways

I have probably been making semi decent wings for almost 20 years so I figure since I have made them enough, I can probably write about them. Maybe I passed some sort of test? I don’t really know. I do know though that there are […]

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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

One of my absolute favorite food styles is BBQ. I love all sorts of BBQ, from brisket to beans. I love BBQ chicken, hot links, and of course pulled pork. When the wife and I got married we had some of our Poly friends prep […]

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Fish en Papillote (in presents)

Fish en Papillote (in presents)

I like fish. I really do. The problem is not everyone in my home shares the same feeling. I have been told that my salmon recipe(s) are some of the very best anyone has ever had (I promise to share soon), at least at home. […]

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Cast Iron Skillet Dinner – Chicken, Sausage, and Veg

Cast Iron Skillet Dinner – Chicken, Sausage, and Veg

When you are feeding a crew that ranges from 2-12 depending on a typical weeknight, the idea of a one pot dinner (or skillet, or crock, or dutch oven) has become a part of the weekly dinner line-up.  I suppose not everything tastes good together […]

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Oven Baked Bacon

Oven Baked Bacon

I love bacon. Frankly, unless you eat Kosher, who doesn’t?  It may be a tad overrated, but it appears to be here to stay. Oven Baked Bacon Cover your cookie sheet with foil and then place rack over a cookie sheet and fit as many […]

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Pork Braised in Milk

Pork Braised in Milk

The idea that mixing the meat of one animal with the milk of another sounds rather oft-putting.  It doesn’t have to be, but it is. It sounds gross. So, as I have thumbed through cookbooks and read some of my favorite blogs, especially those with an […]

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Fish is not just for Fridays

Fish is not just for Fridays

Growing up in the Catholic Church, we were told that “fish on Friday’s” was one of the ways to show our self-control, discipline, and our faith. The thought is simple. Roasted, succulent, juicy, fatty meat contained a touch of excess and “sacrificing” that deliciousness would […]

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How to Roast a Chicken Paralysis-Free

How to Roast a Chicken Paralysis-Free

Roasting a whole chicken is one of life’s great pleasures that seems to slipping into a lost art as grocers scurry to keep roasted/rotisserie chickens under their warmers for quick grabs as parents struggle to figure out something healthy and “semi homemade” to feed their […]

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Water and Fat Mix After All

Let me tell you all about a “new” fangled way to cook your fatty pork. Think bacon, breakfast sausage, or any sausage for that matter. Add 1/2 inch of water to your skillet and let me tell you what happens. You get perfect tender, meaty […]

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