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Steaks and Baked Beans

It’s pushing 90°F out there. That’s 32°C for the rest of the world. However you measure it, though, it’s hot. And muggy. Pretty typical for the July 4th weekend, around here. But that’s okay, because 1) we have central air, and 2) we ...

Holiday Hamburgers

Baking bread on hot, muggy days may seem counter-intuitive, but Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofing Box is just too good to pass up. I get such a great rise from the dough, it’s worth having the air conditioning on. I have been making this particular ...

Blueberries and Cauliflower

I’m still working on cauliflower from the garden. It’s pretty amazing how many different...

Summer Salads – In Spring

It’s been stifling all day. August heat and humidity at the end of May. We really have ceased...

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day. The official start of summer and the day people get confused with Veterans Day and Ar...

Tri-Tip on the Grill

One of my mostest-favoritest things to grill are tri-tip roasts. Tri-tips are really a west coast c...

Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Baby Back Ribs. Meaty, tender, juicy, baby back ribs. Ya gotta love ’em. There re many reason...

A Tenderloin of Beef

There’s something oddly decadent about putting BBQ sauce on a filet mignon steak. I mean̷...

Labor Day Indoor Picnic

As a kid, Labor Day was my all-time-least-favorite holiday. It meant the following day was the firs...

Summertime Cooking

One of the true joys of summer is the bounty of fresh fruit available. I’m one of those guys ...

Burgers and Fries

  I do love me a good burger – there’s something almost primal in their greasy, ju...

Labor Day 2013

  Somewhere in there is a burger covered in cheese. A Bacon Cheese Burger with Avocado, Tomato...

Another Beer Can Chicken

  It is 73° outside. It’s August 19th. In the Philadelphia suburbs. The average tempera...

Beer Can Chicken

  I did it! I finally made a Beer Can Chicken! And I’m glad I did! I’m not sure wh...