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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Green Beans with Mushroom XO Sauce

In Hong Kong, XO sauces got their start based on dried shrimp or scallops and Chinese ham is combined with chiles to create a condiment that is salty, spicy and has a great funk to it. This recipe uses mushrooms in place of the pork in a traditional recipe. Green...

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Korean Pork BBQ Bulgogi

In my book, delicious bulgogi depends on three things: a good cut of protein, an awesome marinade, and how you to cook it. In my book, this recipe possesses all three of these elements. First, a good cut of pork always makes for delicious bulgogi. You can make this...

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Mashed Root Vegetables

Folks, there are a lot of vegetables that gets passed over by us. This can be due to the fact that most folks don't know how to cook it, or they find it strange looking and generally do not approach it.  It might be strange coming from a guy who edits a website...

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Best Lasagna Recipe Ever

Lasagna in my mind is everything that America loves about pasta. It's simple, it is hearty, warms your soul and is complete comfort food! America's comfort food! This isn't just something you order at that Olive Garden place anymore, you can make this simple yet tasty...

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Beefy Beef Stroganoff

I grew up in the era that grew up on soup can dinners. Campbell's soup marketing came up with a twist to fortify traditional recipes that simplified all the time making a reduced sauce.  This in my mind was a good thing, as it helped Mom's and Dad's to get a...

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Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli cheddar soup is a delicious meal in our fall and winter menu. You can throw it into a bread bowl and the kid's start to scarf the meal down immediately. Discussions abound as the last spoonful is consumed to when the next time this will make an appearance....

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