Sam the Cooking Guy

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Refreshing & Different Summer Salad Recipes

Posted on August 11th 2014

A refreshing, delicious and pretty summer salad. So what more do you need?

Asparagus & Tomatoes with Anchovy Vinaigrette Recipe

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on August 1st 2014

I love Eggplant Parmesan, but it’s often a heavily breaded and heavily sauced meal generally reserved for the winter months. But with a few minor changes, it transforms into a delightfully lighter, but still delicious sandwich. What’s not to love?

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Moscow Mule cocktail recipe

Posted on July 26th 2014

A Moscow Mule is a great cocktail – just don’t be tempted to substitute ginger ‘ale’ for the ginger ‘beer’, because it won’t be the same. BTW, ginger beer does not contain alcohol.… Read Full Post

Two Terrific BBQ Sauce Recipes

Posted on July 22nd 2014

Whether you like your BBQ sauce sweet and spicy or a bit tangy, both of these homemade BBQ sauce recipes are so easy and quick to make and are perfect on ribs. Your friends will be asking for the recipes, so why not just make some extra, and surprise them with a jar or two to take home.

Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Grilled Pesto Pizza

Posted on July 19th 2014

There’s just something special about pizza on the grill, and when you see how easy it is – you want to make it all the time.… Read Full Post

Great Backyard Grilling Tools

Posted on July 12th 2014

Even though it’s really only cooking “outdoors”, grilling comes with its own set of built-in challenges. So when you can use something to make your grilling life easier, why not?… Read Full Post

July 4th Grilled Waffles Recipe

Posted on July 5th 2014

There’s no rule that says a frozen waffle can only be cooked in a toaster. And since much of July 4th celebrating is done outside – a grill is the perfect place to cook them.… Read Full Post

Red White & Blue Potato Salad Recipe

Posted on July 5th 2014

No BBQ is complete without Potato Salad, and this one has the colors to keep things patriotic!… Read Full Post

Patriotic Vodka Cooler Recipe

Posted on July 5th 2014

Pheww it’s a hot one this 4th, so chill out with this 5 minute cocktail.… Read Full Post

Ginger Mojito Recipe

Posted on June 27th 2014

A Ginger Mojito is a refreshing drink for summer entertaining.… Read Full Post

Bourbon, Iced Tea and Lemonade Recipe

Posted on June 27th 2014

If the combo iced tea and lemonade is your beverage of choice, but you’d like to offer a more potent version when entertaining, then try this easy variation with Bourbon.… Read Full Post

Perfect Non-Alcoholic Punch Recipe

Posted on June 27th 2014

What makes this non-alcoholic punch perfect is that it’s great alone, but when you want a little more…it also goes beautifully with rum, vodka, gin and even bourbon. Not many drinks can do that.… Read Full Post

Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Posted on June 24th 2014

We should remember that when the weather changes, our entertaining style changes too. We move outdoors and that requires a few tiny modifications. So here are a few thoughts to get you ready for better weather (and better entertaining).

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Posted on June 22nd 2014

Grilled Shrimp Tacos: If there’s a more requested meal in our house, I’m not sure I know what it is. And making this outside on a grill makes them even better.

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Cooking Seafood, Let Me Count the Ways

Posted on June 18th 2014

I’m not sure anything is more versatile than seafood. And considering you can eat most of it raw,  the options from there are incredible. For some,  this will be a reminder of what’s possible and for those stuck in a “seafood cooking rut” – it will be a lesson in change. By the way, change is good, especially when it comes to food.

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Father’s Day – Carne Asada Fries Recipe

Posted on June 14th 2014

If I called this heaven on a plate, would that be too much? Because it pretty much is. And speaking on behalf of father’s everywhere – make this for us. Please make this for us.

Carne Asada Fries Recipe

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Father’s Day Recipe – Grilled Steak & Lobster Tails

Posted on June 11th 2014

Fathers are simple creatures with simple needs. A little meat or fish and we’re happy. And if you happen to make us both at the same time, we’re really happy. And if one happens to be steak and the other lobster,  well…

Grilled Steak & Lobster Tails recipe

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Pasta with Zucchini & Sausage Recipe

Posted on June 10th 2014

Adding a dressing of oil, vinegar,  garlic, oregano and lemon, your favorite sausage and some zucchini creates a zesty main dish in minutes.

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Six Helpful Cooking Tips

Posted on June 3rd 2014

If a friend gave you a tip about a good restaurant or how to get rid of a wine stain,  you’d listen, right? So consider me a friend and listen to these cooking tips on how to make life better in the kitchen. You can thank me later.

Watch Sam’s quick tip video here

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Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Posted on May 31st 2014

Making fresh delicious peanut butter at home is so easy. All you need are three ingredients and a food processor. You’ll wonder why you never tried this before.… Read Full Post

A Food Processor Does What?

Posted on May 31st 2014

I know people who own a food processor but don’t use it much because they don’t understand all its capabilities. That is until I get there, and then it’s a different story. If there ever was a super useful piece of kitchen equipment, it’s the food processor.… Read Full Post

The Recipe File: Grilling Season Favorites

Posted on May 31st 2014

For many of us, summer signals the start of grilling season. To kick-off the season, here’s some of our favorite recipes for the grill.

Grilled Veggie Burger recipe and lots more here.Read Full Post

Grilled Stuffed Teriyaki Pineapple Burgers Recipe

Posted on May 24th 2014

Not to sound like a broken record, but it’s time to stop eating the same thing all the time. So for something a little different, I suggest trying a stuffed burger. And this one has sautéed onions, Swiss cheese and well, you’ll just have to watch, then make it.

Grilled Stuffed Teriyaki Pineapple Burgers Recipe

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Sam’s Cooking School: Lesson #2 Blanching

Posted on May 17th 2014

Simple tricks are not just fun to know, but the right ones can really make your cooking better. And blanching is definitely one of those.

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Mother’s Day Hot Buttered Donuts Recipe

Posted on May 10th 2014

Something sweet for a sweet mom. At some point on Mother’s Day, mom will need a dessert and I’m here for you. Butter, caramel, and lemon combine for a simple but super delicious treat. Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

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Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe – Stuffed French Toast

Posted on May 10th 2014

You’re cooking for mom…right? Moms deserve special care, especially on Mother’s Day. So why not start her day with a super easy stuffed French toast? She cooked for you for many years, now it’s your turn.

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Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Posted on May 5th 2014

It’s not always all about Margarita’s – there are plenty of other fun celebratory drinks, and here are three of my favorites.

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Sam’s Cooking School – Lesson #1: Eggs

Posted on April 30th 2014

So we begin a series of simple and helpful cooking  basics. I’ll be sharing some undeniably easy tips and techniques that will make cooking not only effortless, but a joy. First up, a three part series on cooking eggs. 

LESSON #1 EGGS PART 1

LESSON #1 EGGS PART 2

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Spices: what to do with them? – Part 2

Posted on April 29th 2014

Sadly, many of us have spices in our cabinets that we never use. Whether it’s because we get in a rut and just grab the same ones, or that we don’t know what to do with them, it doesn’t matter.  You’re still missing out.  So here’s another round of “what to do with spices you don’t know what to do with.”

Need a recap for part 1? See here.… Read Full Post

The Recipe File: New Takes on Sandwich Faves

Posted on April 27th 2014

There are a few go-to sandwiches many of us tend to gravitate to: cheese, chicken, egg. But sometimes even our faves can be boring. So to shake things up a bit, here’s one variation on each of these popular sandwiches.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Sandwich recipe

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Leftover Easter Egg Recipes: I got ‘em!

Posted on April 24th 2014

I can help you deal with your leftover Easter eggs. In fact I have three recipes, big in taste, but small in effort, all hard-boiled egg recipes–was delicious!… Read Full Post

Orecchiette Pasta with Tuna Recipe

Posted on April 12th 2014

Spring is here (maybe not everywhere, but it should be) and orecchiette pasta with tuna fit the bill beautifully.  Super delicious, super easy, and you get to use one of my favorite kitchen utensils – the zester.… Read Full Post

Chorizo Breakfast Tots Recipe

Posted on April 5th 2014

Sometimes your breakfast thoughts run to the heartier side, and not only will this  recipe take care of that urge, but you’ll also get to practice your poached egg-making skills.

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Spinach & Goat Cheese Omelette Recipe

Posted on April 3rd 2014

Ah yes…the humble omelette. With only a couple of eggs and an extra ingredient or two, it really can be amazing.

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Delectable Dessert Dumplings

Posted on March 23rd 2014

There are all kinds of dumplings prepared in all kinds of different ways. Today we bring you a super simple dessert version you will definitely want to make.

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Super Easy Bunuelos Recipe

Posted on March 15th 2014

And when I say super, I really mean it. Think churros, with three ingredients that go together to make maybe the most deliciously crispy cinnamon-sugar treats ever, and they’re baked, not deep-fried! The crazy thing for me is I don’t even really like cinnamon, but I LOVE these.

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BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza Recipe

Posted on March 8th 2014

I forget how easy it is to make your own pizza. In the time it takes you to order, you can prepare and bake this in the oven and you’ll be eating long before the delivery driver even gets into his/her vehicle.

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Patty Melt – A Comfort Food

Posted on February 28th 2014

Comfort food is often something “old school” and this Patty Melt recipe is no exception. Plus it is perfect for icky, chilly, rainy, and snowy weather. It just seems right.

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I ♥ My Slow Cooker – Pulled Pork

Posted on February 26th 2014

Certain things benefit from time. Diamonds, for example, are created after many years of pressure. While using a slow cooker doesn’t take years, it does make a pork shoulder so tender, delicious, amazing, scrumptious, and…well the list goes on. The best part is how simple and effortless it is to make. You’ll be glad you did.

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Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipe

Posted on February 21st 2014

We love this pasta recipe, not just because it’s easy on the food budget, but it is also one of those dishes that is great warmed right out of the microwave the next day.

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A Great Affordable Family Dinner

Posted on February 18th 2014

#Ihatepayingalotfordinner or a great affordable family dinner for a little money.

Raise your hand if you like spending a lot on dinner…I thought not. With that thinking in mind, here is a tasty, hearty and inexpensive dinner everyone in your family will love.

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Chocolate Fondue: The Dessert of Love?

Posted on February 14th 2014

I say why not? It’s warm, it’s melty, it’s chocolaty, and it’s perfect for sharing. In fact it was designed for sharing, and that’s the best part. Plus this is a very simple version of a chocolate fondue recipe that will have you dipping and sharing in no time.

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Romantic Meal for Two on Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 11th 2014

Looking to make a romantic meal for two this Valentine’s Day? Fondue is one of those special things you forget is super easy to make.  Not to mention, it’s the ideal thing to share.  So make a pot of it and grab someone to share it with.

Pepper Jack & Green Chili Fondue recipe

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Deliciously Healthy Chicken Adobo Recipe

Posted on February 7th 2014

Studies show people eat more standing up than when sitting down. And since this is a perfectly healthy group meal, I say make a bunch of it, gather the family, sit down and enjoy it — while chatting about your day, week, or whatever. Family meal time is good for you and so is the chicken Adobo.

Deliciously Healthy Chicken Adobo Recipe

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Healthy Eating Resolution

Posted on February 5th 2014

I think one of the biggest problems with trying to stick to a healthy eating resolution is the lack of excitement. With salad morning, noon, and night, you can get bored very quickly, and then just give up. But it doesn’t have to be like that. So here are some suggestions that still allow for big taste, but small calories.

Watch Sam’s 3 healthy tips quick video

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Seattle vs. Denver Party Foods

Posted on January 31st 2014

Whether they’re your team or not, celebrating football with party foods from each team’s city is always fun. So today, nachos loosely based on the classic Denver omelet goes head to head with super easy Salmon Tacos from Seattle. And regardless of who wins the actual game, you’ll be happy we either food choice.

Get Seattle Salmon Tacos & Denver Omelet-ish Nachos recipes here.

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Big Game Football Party Food

Posted on January 28th 2014

I love the big game, the big food, but I don’t like the big work. I like to make things that are simple, or that I can do in advance – but still taste delicious. See more…

GRILLED PESTO SHRIMP RECIPE

BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA RECIPE

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Salmon with Yogurt & Dill Recipe

Posted on January 24th 2014

You have to love a recipe that’s healthy and tastes good. And substituting Greek non-fat yogurt for sour cream makes so much sense in this classic Salmon recipe combination.… Read Full Post

Cooking Tips from Sam the Cooking Guy

Posted on January 22nd 2014

Cooking shouldn’t (and doesn’t have to) be a chore, I’ve got some tips to make your food life easier.… Read Full Post

Juicing: Purple Is the New Black

Posted on January 17th 2014

A new year is the perfect time to add healthy changes to your diet. So put that juicer to work with this juice combo that gives you potassium, magnesium, fiber, and iron.

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Eating Healthy Isn’t a Four Letter Word

Posted on January 15th 2014

No, it really isn’t. And a few simple changes to your diet are not just good for your general health, but can also be delicious. Plus, eating healthy is no more difficult than eating poorly. The only thing that has to change is your thinking.

See my Kale, Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe… Read Full Post

Baked Fish Sticks Recipe

Posted on January 10th 2014

I love food that seems unhealthy, but isn’t!  So we bake the fish (instead of frying) and use non-fat Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream).… Read Full Post

Simple Kitchen Organization Tips

Posted on January 8th 2014

After the craziness of the holidays, the New Year is definitely the right time to get your kitchen better organized. And you’d be surprised how simple it is to make a big change with only a couple of steps.… Read Full Post

Late Night Pasta Anyone?

Posted on January 3rd 2014

Named after Italian ‘ladies of the night,’ Pasta Puttanesca was a quick throw-together of simple ingredients restaurants would still have on hand when the ladies would be finished working.… Read Full Post

Honey Garlic Spare Ribs – the ultimate appetizer

Posted on January 2nd 2014

We’ve been making these small, glazed sticky/sweet ribs for a very long time and no one ever gets tired of them. And for parties, they’re ideal

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Pizza for Brunch?

Posted on December 31st 2013

Of course, but I’m not talking about a couple of cold slices of leftover pepperoni & sausage pizza. This is goat cheese, lox, red onion and dill…

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Whole Filet of Beef

Posted on December 24th 2013

I’ve always felt it’s easier to cook one big steak than 10 small ones – and that’s exactly what a whole tenderloin of beef is all about. Delicious flavor, amazing tenderness and rather impressive considering how simple it is to cook.… Read Full Post

Homemade Mini-Donuts The Easy Way

Posted on December 18th 2013

Here’s what I like about a donut maker — there is no deep-frying. You might want to read that again, because it’s kind of a big deal. No deep-frying means almost anyone can help in making them – as in kids.… Read Full Post

How to Make Your Food Look Beautiful

Posted on December 14th 2013

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your holiday meals visually special. Contrary to the old saying, we don’t actually “eat with our eyes”, but we do see first with them. But giving…… Read Full Post

How To Use a Crock-Pot Hook Up

Posted on December 10th 2013

I really dislike cold food. That’s where the Crock-Pot Hook Up comes in. Whether it is four of them grouped together, or four spread out across the house at different stations, the Hook Up is about one thing: keeping food hot….… Read Full Post

How to Use a Cookie Press

Posted on December 6th 2013

Cookie baking excellence comes from years of practice. Or from buying one of these little geniuses — a cookie press.… Read Full Post

How To Make a Pie Crust Recipe

Posted on December 4th 2013

This is surprisingly easy to do at home, and beats shop bought stuff, hands down.

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How to Carve a Turkey

Posted on November 26th 2013

The big moment. You’ve worked all day to make a beautiful dinner and an especially beautiful turkey. Don’t let it all go bad now because you don’t know how to carve a turkey.

Watch Sam’s Quick Turkey Carving Video

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How to Make Mashed Potatoes Three Ways

Posted on November 21st 2013

Do they sell mashed potatoes in the supermarket — yes. Should you buy them — no! Will you be happy making your own — no. You’ll be really happy because they will taste so good.

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How to Brine and Twine

Posted on November 20th 2013

Brine and twine, they don’t just rhyme — they go together like salt & pepper, Heckle & Jeckle, or Thanksgiving and being full. Not to mention they are easily two of the most important steps you can take to ensure turkey success.

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How To Make Pan Gravy

Posted on November 15th 2013

Take the time to make a simple delicious pan gravy. You don’t want to be a gravy sinner, do you?

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The Cooking Tools You Need for the Holidays

Posted on November 12th 2013

My dad used to say “having the right tool for the job makes everything easier.” If he cooked (which he didn’t), he’d say that about Thanksgiving, because using the right kitchen cooking tools can make the big turkey day a walk in the park.

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Buying a Cutting Board?

Posted on November 6th 2013

A good cutting board is easily one of the most important and useful things you can have in your kitchen… Watch Sam’s: “Buying a Cutting Board” short video.Read Full Post

A Healthier Meal After All That Halloween Candy – Quesadilla party

Posted on November 1st 2013

So after consuming all that candy, it might be time for something slightly healthier.  Here’s my suggestion for a build-your-own Quesadilla party…… Read Full Post

White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

Posted on October 30th 2013

I love a tradition, and this White Bean Chicken Chili recipe has been our Halloween Eve taste treat for a very long time. The key is to make a bunch of it. Then let it be the casual, comfort-food center of a trick or treat ‘door answering’ party…… Read Full Post

Curry Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Posted on October 27th 2013

Pumpkin is not just for carving. It’s that time of the year, so why not use pumpkin to make a delicious soup? And before you get stressed it’ll be difficult, remember, it’s me talking, and I only know simple.… Read Full Post

Kitchen Gadgets that Make Cooking Easier

Posted on October 23rd 2013

I don’t really like the word gadgets because it makes the items sound so frivolous. And sure, some of them probably are. However, I really like the ones that make cooking easier, and wanted to share them with you…… Read Full Post

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Posted on October 19th 2013

The beauty of this chicken recipe is that the liquid in the beer can steams away inside making a delicious and super moist chicken. And once you learn the trick – you can do anything:  rosemary, thyme & lemon…5 spice powder…where ever your stomach takes you.… Read Full Post

Lunch Again? — School Lunch Ideas

Posted on October 17th 2013

As if “what’s for dinner?” wasn’t a difficult enough question everyday. How about trying to please picky kid eaters five days a week with school lunches. The answer I believe is to change it up as often as possible…… Read Full Post

Black Olive & Rosemary Bread Recipe

Posted on October 9th 2013

Olives are one of those things you should always have in your pantry. And if you do, you’ll be able to make this amazing bread recipe simply and quickly (assuming you have a bread maker) and boy is it ever good.… Read Full Post

Time Saver: Cook Once – Have Meals for a Week

Posted on October 5th 2013

Cook once and eat a bunch of times is not a pipe dream…it’s completely do-able. And whether you start with a roasted chicken, a pot roast or (in this case) a meatloaf…

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Short Ribs – A Simple Love Affair

Posted on October 2nd 2013

Short ribs are one of those things you think are a big mystery until you make them. Then it’s “where have you been all my life and why haven’t I made you before?”… Read Full Post

Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Like No Other

Posted on September 30th 2013

This grilled cheese sandwich was an instant hit when we made it on the show. Sautéd cremini mushrooms, with melted jack and goat cheese, buttery grilled whole wheat bread. And the addition of spinach almost makes it healthy… RECIPERead Full Post

REWIND to My Carbon Steel Wok

Posted on September 25th 2013

Previously posted on June 4th, but worth a re-visit: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Ok, too dramatic? Maybe, but not by much. I love my wok and use it for as much as I can. It is flat (not round) on the bottom so it is easy to use and because it’s carbon steel, it’s perfect for quick, high heat cooking…… Read Full Post

REWIND to Grilling: Direct vs. Indirect Heat

Posted on September 21st 2013

I posted this June 18th, but it’s worth a re-visit… If you can make a pizza or roast chicken inside, you can make a pizza or roast a chicken outside – it’s just all in the set up. So watch the video and try it at home yourself. This can literally open a whole new world of outdoor cooking for you – and this time of year, why not?…… Read Full Post

Cast Iron Pans – Why You Should Own Some

Posted on September 17th 2013

As far as I can tell, there’s nothing they can’t do.  Sear, bake, roast, sauté…the list goes on. And if you don’t have (or know) a grandmother willing to part with her pans, I say you go get some of your own.… Read Full Post

Multiple Uses For A Tervis Tumbler

Posted on September 14th 2013

They keep cold things (like ice cream and drinks) cold…they keep hot things (like soup or coffee) hot…they don’t sweat and they even have a lifetime guarantee.… Read Full Post

Spices – What to do with them?

Posted on September 10th 2013

We all get in a rut of using the same few spices, and the only way you’ll change is to start experimenting.

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Sweet Sticky Ribs Recipe

Posted on September 4th 2013

I’ll try not to sound like I’m bragging, but this version is pretty darn amazing….… Read Full Post

Five Spice Grilled Chicken

Posted on August 28th 2013

When I can find a single ingredient that tastes like 20 – I’m there. And Five Spice powder is one of those…Read Full Post

One Pot Tailgating Brats

Posted on August 22nd 2013

I love a good brat, especially at a tailgate. Read more…… Read Full Post

Mexican Street Grilled Corn Recipe

Posted on August 17th 2013

There’s grilled corn, and then there’s Mexican Street Corn… See more…… Read Full Post

How to Grill Fish & Vegetables

Posted on August 13th 2013

…that’s where a grill basket comes in. Its holes let the flames work their magic on the food… – See more… Read Full Post

Happy National S’mores Day

Posted on August 9th 2013

…instead of the chocolate, I decided to use peanut butter cups – and the whole world changed. Angels sang, the moon shone brighter than I’d seen before and little animals came out of the woods and smiled…… Read Full Post

Easy Jambalya Recipe

Posted on August 5th 2013

When you realize you can make something as awesome as this, easy Jambalaya recipe with virtually no cooking skills – you’d be crazy not to own a Rice Cooker…… Read Full Post

How to Use a Rice Cooker

Posted on July 30th 2013

I love my rice cooker – no seriously, I do. I’m not that big on a lot of kitchen electrics, but my rice cooker is one thing I don’t want to live without.… Read Full Post

Cookware – ‘set’ me up…

Posted on July 23rd 2013

Think of a cookware set as ‘plug & play’ buying. The most commonly used and most useful pieces all grouped into one collection. Plus they’re usually offered at a better price than if you bought… Read Full Post

Grilled Veggie Burgers

Posted on July 19th 2013

I’ve always been confused why ‘veggie burgers’ are seldom made from vegetables. Nuts, beans, grains, twigs…everything but actual vegetables. Well, that stops right now. Because here is a magnificent ‘veggie burger’ with pesto & goat… Read Full Post

Cookware – What’s What

Posted on July 16th 2013

Back in the day (the cowboy days), your options were pretty limited when it came to choosing pots and pans. And by limited I mean you had only one choice – cast iron. But considering… Read Full Post

Knives – Sharpening & Storage

Posted on June 28th 2013

I’m always a little surprised when I find really nice knives in someone’s home but…they’re as dull as spoons and just thrown in a drawer. Good knives need some care – not a lot, but… Read Full Post