Easy Dry Brine Turkey Recipe

A top view of sliced dry brine turkey with sauce served on a square white plate placed on a wooden table

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

Lemon garlic swordfish garnished with tomatoes served on a yellow plate beside a fresh lemon and tomato placed on a polka dot cloth

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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Simple Peppered Seared Ahi Recipe

A top view of peppered seared ahi with pasta and bread served on a white plate

I am sure you’ve heard before that tuna is the “chicken of the sea.” Well there are many kinds of tuna out there, and one of my favorites is ahi. You can really think of ahi as the “beef of the sea,” specifically seared ahi which lends itself perfectly to rare seared style cooking. This …

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Simple Oven Roasted Kalua Pork Recipe

Kalua pork served with rice in a bowl

Many of you will not know this, but my entire family is from Hawaii. My sister and I were the first ones in our family born here in California. As you might imagine, we grew up with quite a bit of Hawaiian culture and traditions. One of my culinary favorites has always been kalua pork …

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Simple Butternut Squash Gnocchi Recipe

Butternut squash gnocchi served on a clear plate on top of a colorful place mat

Two years ago, we were invited to a potluck for Thanksgiving up in San Francisco. At the time, I was really on a gnocchi kick, and I really wanted to make a dish that included this. I ended up going a bit overboard and made around 200 butternut squash gnocchi dumplings! Luckily, they were a …

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Easy Oven Roasted Brined Turkey Breast Recipe

A plate of oven roasted turkey breast paired with cranberry sauce

I always thought it was very strange that we eat turkey sandwiches all year long, but when it comes to oven roasting a turkey, we reserve this for once a year on Thanksgiving. That said, I am a pretty firm believer in roast turkey year round.  Ask a group of people what the best part …

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How Long to Cook Bratwurst on the Grill

Bratwurst sausages on a grill

Grilling your bratwurst is not as simple as people may think. You have to be very careful not to burn them or leave them undercooked. Knowing how long to cook bratwurst on the grill will help you achieve the perfect texture and taste.  How Long to Cook Bratwurst on the Grill Bratwurst is typically minced …

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How Long Does it Take to Cook Chorizo?

A tray of chorizo sausage

Chorizo is a heavily spiced sausage link that you can cook in many different ways. Because of the strong flavor of the sausage, it goes best with cooked vegetables, eggs and bread. Due to the several ways you can cook chorizo, the length of time for each method will vary. How Long Does it Take …

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Easy and Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash garnished with cheese and herbs on a square white plate placed on a white wooden table

During fall and winter spaghetti squash is easily found in your local market. While this might seem a bit intimidating to the beginner foodie, spaghetti squash is actually one of the easiest things you can cook! Maybe even easier than the pasta it replaces.  What is a Spaghetti Squash? Spaghetti squash is a yellow oval …

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Easy Yorkshire Popovers Recipe in a Muffin Tin

Top view of Yorkshire popovers on a purple plate put on a wooden surface

One of my absolute favorite foods is popovers. Popovers are simple, fast, and so versatile. In my opinion, here are few joys in cooking more than tearing into a fresh popover and dunking it into sauce or gravy.  What is a Popover? A popover is a bread roll made from an egg based batter. They …

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Easy Stove Top Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Top down view of beef bourguignon

It is no surprise that as the weather cools down we start favoring heartier dishes. Fall and winter is the time for soups, chilis, and stews. When it comes to stews specifically, Beef Bourguignon is perhaps the most famous stew (or infamous, depending on who you ask). While the name may sound fancy, the dish …

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