Simple Sous Vide Ribs Recipe

A sous vide baby back ribs with beans and dinner rolls on a plate

While there is no replacement for real, slow wood smoked ribs, we did want to see how close we could get using other methods of cooking. Since the whole premise of smoking food is to cook it low and slow while imparting smokey flavor, sous vide cooking was the obvious alternative for how we’d cook …

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What Is Carne Molida

Ground beef in a small glass bowl

Carne Molida or Ground beef is made up of pure skeletal muscles.  Some of the popular stock include ground chuck, sirloin, or round cuts of Carne Molida. These are just the trimmed or primal cuts of ground beef, preferable for selected dishes. Furthermore, the health perks, overloaded nutrients, and delicious taste make it very popular. …

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Simple Oven Roasted Whole Pheasant Recipe

Plate of oven roasted whole Pheasant recipe

Do you love Thanksgiving and Christmas food? Has your family always been the turkey type for the holidays? Are you now on your own or with your significant other and can’t justify a 20 pound turkey for two? Most of all, does chicken just not sound all that special? Well have I got the perfect …

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Oven Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

Oven baked ham and cheese sliders recipe on a plate

Sliders are an all time favorite of mine. Even as a Californian, I am one of those people who would take White Castle slider over an In-N-Out Burger any day of the week (my fiancé and I debate over this constantly). For me, it’s all about the steamed onion in a slider. Yes, that is …

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Recipe for Veal Parmesan with Spaghetti

Veal Parmesan with Spaghetti in a bowl

I think Italian food might just be my favorite cuisine of all time. We always make Italian food at home and while most of it is pretty straightforward, there are a few we tend to leave to restaurants, like veal parmesan.  Veal parmesan can definitely seem a bit intimidating. Most of us don’t cook with …

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Simple Stovetop Pot Roast Recipe

Prepared stovetop pot roast recipe paired with mashed potatoes

When you think of beef for dinner, steak probably comes to mind. Grilled hot and fast with that perfect tender rare meat inside; few things could compare right? As amazing as steak is, we can’t eat steak everyday – it’s too expensive and it is only part of what makes beef so delicious.  That brings …

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Simple Dry Brine Oven Roast Chicken Recipe

Finished oven roasted whole chicken recipe in a bed of vegetables

Roast chicken used to be a staple of the home cooks repertoire. Today however, we have a surplus of take home rotisserie chickens on store shelves threatening this right of passage for home cooks. While it is easy to just pop into a store and pick up a bird, you will never get the same …

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Simple Classic Cheese Quesadilla Recipe

Avocado on top of a bowl of classic cheese quesadilla recipe

When I think of childhood food joys I often think of quesadillas. There was just something so easy about putting some cheese in a tortilla and popping it on the stove or in the microwave for an easy afternoon snack. Quesadillas were the late night snack food of sleepovers, all night study sessions, and one …

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The Ultimate Guide to Picking and Cooking a Turkey

Oven roasted whole turkey

Turkeys are inherently difficult things to cook, because they are big, often frozen, very lean, and have bones. Plus, we don’t eat them very often and so we rarely get practice cooking them. Just ask yourself, how many times have you made chicken breast compared to how many times you have baked a turkey? So …

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Easy Dry Brine Turkey Recipe

Sliced dry brine turkey recipe

While you might enjoy sliced turkey throughout the year, there are only a couple select times each year that you probably enjoy a giant turkey meal. Most commonly, this is during Thanksgiving, partially due to needing a bird big enough to feed a large gathering of people.  If you’re in charge of cooking the turkey …

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Simple Lemon and Garlic Swordfish Recipe

Swordfish with fresh tomatoes and grated lemon peel on a plate with a fork and knife next to it

For those of us who do not regularly eat seafood or live near the ocean, you may not be that familiar with swordfish in cuisine. It might sound like an exotic fish that is a bit intimidating to eat; however, it actually has a very mellow taste and is great for cooking. What is Swordfish? …

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Easy Juicy Sous Vide Tri Tip Recipe

Finished sous vide tri tip recipe with vegetables on a plate

We are huge fans of sous vide cooking at my house, probably most so when it comes to beef. Of all the cuts of beef out there, there is maybe none so perfectly matched for sous vide cooking other than tri tip.  If you are a family that likes varying degrees of doneness (from medium …

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