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Baby Back Ribs

It’s 45 days to retirement, and the last hurdle has been jumped. We have health insurance starting July 1st. It wasn’t easy sorting through the bazillion and one options and plans – and at soon-to-be 66 years of age, this is the first time in...

Burgers ‘n’ Peppers

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Fresh peppers and onions, a burger on the grill… buttery fried potatoes… Dinner is served. I picked up a 3-pack of red, yellow, and orange peppers and immediately thought of cooking them up with an onion ...

Steaks on the Barbie

It hit 40°F today. Time to fire up the grill. Actually, any temperature and any weather is time to ...

Steaks and Baked Beans

It’s pushing 90°F out there. That’s 32°C for the rest of the world. However you measur...

Holiday Hamburgers

Baking bread on hot, muggy days may seem counter-intuitive, but Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofi...

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...