Recent Recipes

Steak Tacos

Now that it’s too cold outside to grill with any type of regularity, I’ve had to spend more time in the kitchen mastering the art of cooking meat on the stove stop.  I can’t say that it’s the most enjoyable experience when compared to sitting outside by the grill with a beer in your hand… […]

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Guacamole

I love avocados.  Whether on burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, or just eating them plain…they rock.  My recipe for guacamole is really simple.  Actually most things that I cook are generally simple.  My goal is to bring out the essential flavors of a dish without masking anything or over seasoning.  In my opinion, if you are […]

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Pork Tacos

Pork tacos are great…but not just because they taste amazing, which they do.  They’re great because they taste awesome AND their really easy to make.  The majority of the “time” involved in this dish is letting your meat cook in the slow cooker.  Typically I let my pork shoulder cook for about 12-14 hours and […]

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Baked Avocados

During the summer, I cooked a lot of avocados on the grill. Unfortunately, it’s gotten a little too chilly to fire up the grill so I was left to find an alternative way to duplicate this. The major upside to doing these on the grill is getting an awesome smoky flavor; however, they are still […]

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Open Faced Steak Sandwiches

These are pretty simple and very straightforward.  I wont bog you down with unnecessary details – just follow the pictures and experiment with what works for you.  All you need is: steak, jalapenos, pepperjack cheese, lettuce and english muffins.  Obviously you can also experiment with other ingredients and use what work for you.  I am […]

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Steak Fajitas

I’ve found that many of my favorite dishes don’t require fancy culinary skills or complex, complicated directions. For me, the key to perfecting these dishes consists of using fresh vegetables, choice cuts of meat, and just not screwing up the basics. Fajitas are not particularly difficult to make… but they can quickly go from awesome […]

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Leftover Pork Taco Nachos

Neither my wife nor I are particularly interested in politics… but for some reason I really wanted to watch the election debates last night.  I think I was hoping for a fight to break out or one of the candidates to say or do something crazy on national television.  To me, it just feels like […]

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Breakfast Burgers

For me, getting creative in the kitchen usually means looking through the refrigerator for lots of leftovers and then trying to find a way to combine everything into a dish that is mostly coherent, edible, and manly.  As I was looking in our fridge this morning I noticed that we had a ½ pound of […]

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Loaded Potato Skins

A lot of potato skins recipes that I’ve seen are over complicated and require too many different steps for my liking.  For example, first you cook the potatoes.  And while the potatoes are cooking you cook the bacon.  Then you put some olive oil on the potatoes and return to the oven to broil. Then […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Having recently been under the weather, I was forced to take a short break from my manly diet of consuming double bacon chili cheese burgers loaded up with jalapeno peppers and artery clogging cheese fries.  Unfortunately, I had to dial it back a couple of notches and go off in a healthier direction while I […]

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