Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts

Let's face it, we are all looking for a quick, easy and healthy way to make weeknight entrees, grilled Greek chicken breasts are a fantastic choice. Chicken breasts that are rubbed with garlic and a lemon vinaigrette that go straight to the grill are done literally in...

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Basic Chicken Rub

This basic chicken rub recipe is a go-to type rub recipe. I love it for all basic proteins like chicken, turkey, pork. These proteins need a little something to make them come alive while not overpowering the natural flavor of the piece of meat. I'm confident that we...

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Adobo Grilled Chicken Wings

This recipe features a Filipino classic adobo sauce. In fact, Adobo is considered to be the national marinade of this Pacific island, adobos are well known for their zesty combination of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and other aromatics that are perfect for meat and...

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Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak

This balsamic marinade does double duty as it serves as a vinaigrette and a marinade. The net result is the steak takes on great flavor while it marinates overnight. This marinade comes together fast in a blender with a touch of garlic, rosemary, oregano and mustard....

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Sesame Ginger Sauce Marinade for Chicken

If you are here, and reading this blog then I think it's safe to assume that you feel that marinating is an essential step to include whenever you are cooking proteins with less flavor like pork or chicken. There are some rules that are important to mention when...

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Homemade Smoked Tilapia

One of the best things about fresh tilapia is it doesn't need a ton of seasoning and has a mild flavor. Just add a bit of kosher salt, lime pepper and a sprinkle of paprika and you will have a delicious fish dish! This firm flesh fish can hold up to longer cooking...

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Peppery Dijon Parsley Rub for Beef Roasts

We have all done it. Looked over at that table in the restaurant and our mouth watered over that succulent prime rib that was painstakingly seasoned with peppercorns, dijon parsley and roasted to perfection. So this year, wait no more. You and I can have that same...

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Pressure Cooker Refried Spicy Beans

I feel strongly that Refried Bens should be a staple in everyone's house. Why? Homemade beans have an extra depth of flavor, and the cooking liquid is almost as good as the beans. You may think that cooking from the dry bean just shouldn't take so long. The pressure...

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Honey Baked Ham

Chalk it up to me being stingy with my time, or my money or just a little bit of both. I have never wanted to stand in line at the Honey Baked Ham store for an overpriced ham. Now, don't get me wrong. The Honey Baked Ham is a fantastic product. You are just going to...

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Simple Brine Recipe for Smoked Fish

Brines are not just reserved for the family thanksgiving turkey these days, you can use brines for your smoked fish to amp up the meaty nature and enhance its tasty flavor. A smoked fish brine will help you keep the delicate meat of the fish from drying out while...

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Coca-Cola Applesauce

Growing up in my home in Utah, we didn't have much in the way of ethnic food from different cultures. I suppose in many ways it was the same for most folks that were raised out in the west, outside major metropolitan centers. Let's face it, the west and specifically...

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Grilled Orange Lamb Chop

Oh, how I love grilled succulent lamb chops. Do you? What's that you say? You never tried lamb? You heard it was too gamey? Well, you are not alone as lamb is one of the lowest consumed proteins in the United States for a few decades. It's time that we give grilled...

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Succulent Cola Roast Recipe

Folks, I cook for more than a hobby. However, I am just like you and I need quick and easy recipes that are easy on the budget yet hearty and satisfying to a growing family. This Cola Roast Recipe is just that and has quickly become a family favorite. I usually double...

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Cocoa-and-Chile Rubbed Pork Chops

One of the ways I love to make great barbecue meat is to create a fantastic rub that has a little bit of sugar to help with browning,  then I finish the dish over low heat so that the sugar won't char on the outside. In this recipe,  coat the pork...

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Pressure Cooker Ragù Bolognese Recipe

Ragù Bolognese this time of the year is just something that draws me in. I start to get really into grinding my own meats, making my own pasta and making wonderfully rich pasta dishes. It might be the changing weather, it may be the lack of fresh produce from my...

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