BEER BRAISED PORK STEAKS – WATCH & LEARN

‘Tis the season….for the best parties of the year!  And we can all agree, the very best parties usually involve a combination of family, friends, fun, food…and, of course, sweet libations (“holiday cheer”). Whether it’s the holidays, a big game, or just another get together….when you’re the Hostest With The Mostest, the big question is what to feed your “bro’s” … Read More

“Big Tasty” Steak Rub

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If you’re looking for a simple steak rub that you can make at home, look no further.  We’re sharing our “Big Tasty” Steak Rub below, which involves ingredients commonly found in most kitchens. Remember, liberal seasoning is the key to great flavor, so don’t be shy.  Also, if you want to turn up the heat, substitute black pepper for red … Read More

Summer’s Muse: Sweet Bell Peppers

  In the summer, the late spring showers combine with the subsequent warming sun to create a natural synergy exceedingly suitable for life to thrive.  Summer brings us everything from a lazy day at the beach, to patio parties, to an array of tasty summer vegetables.  We’re here to discuss the latter; namely, those delicious and colorful sweet bell peppers created by the fusion of cool … Read More

Crockpot Beef Shoulder Roast & the Socratic Method?

You might be wondering, “What does beef have to do with Socrates?”  No, it doesn’t come with a side of hemlock poison, but…. Have you ever been to the grocery store and wondered how one cut of beef various from another?  There’s so many – beef chuck roast, beef shoulder, flank steak, sirloin steak, beef tenderloin, ribs, to name ONLY a few…. One cut sells for … Read More

Crockpot Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork is usually made from a cut from the shoulder and it often called – you guessed it – Pork Shoulder.  But beware, like an elusive con man, this cut of red meat has many aliases – it is also known as  Pork “Butt” (yum, appetizing!), Boston Pork Roast (it is de-boned and wrapped with butcher twine), and Picnic Roast, to … Read More

The recipe that started it all….

Easy Crockpot Rump Roast This is it.  This is the recipe that started this website. First, some background…. In high school, I had a job in the kitchen of a small Italian café and learned some basics about cooking.  As a result, over time and with a lot of practice cooking for myself – using the grill, broiler, stovetop, etc – I developed some ideas about ingredients and techniques that … Read More