Meat 101

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

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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How to Sear and Bake a Steak

How to Sear and Bake a Steak

The great restaurants do it. The boys on the cooking shows do it…now its our turn. Step by step to perfect steak. How to Sear and Bake a Steak Step 1 Take the steak out of the refrigerator and bring to room temperature on a […]

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