Smoked and Baked Chicken Wings

Since starting the chicken wing experiment a few month’s ago, I think I finally found a recipe that is the perfect fit for my taste and can be easily reproduced. As you may know, I like to look at the science and technique associated with various cooking processes. I also enjoy cooking in my smoker […]

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Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breast

This recipe is a staple in our house. The bone-in chicken breast is juicier as compared to boneless breast. Also, I make an herb butter using poultry seasoning to put under the skin. Another seasoning (or the same one) can be sprinkled liberally on top with a drizzle of olive oil. Lastly, the chicken is […]

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Healthy Kitchen Sink Chili

This Chili recipe is based on the Culinary Institute of America cookbook. I add my own mixture of chopped veggies, sauté them, and put them in the food grinder to make the secret sauce. The secret is that the sauce is flavored with this wide-range of vegetables but chopped very finely that you can’t tell […]

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Fried Flounder

I’ve been making fried flounder for my family for at least 15 years now. The recipes have stayed mostly the same but I have made some changes recently that have drastically improved the outcome. Some of the improvements I’ve made have been based on reading that I have done and some basic cooking techniques that […]

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Chicken Meatballs

In my attempts to make a good meatball, here are some thoughts that come to mind. 1. Does the meatball have good flavors? Can the flavor or the meatball stand-up with or without sauce?2. Does the meatball hold shape well as it is cooking?3. Is the meatball moist on the inside with a slightly crunchy […]

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Smoked Brisket Experiment

Here are my notes based on smoking a brisket in my Masterbuilt electric smoker. It’s been a while since I’ve had brisket, but I need to come up with a process to prepare for my Master BBQ certification class. I’ve been researching online and using some books that I have to see which processes have […]

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Pulled/Smoked Pork

I’ve had an electric smoker (various types) over the last 15 years or so. The simplest recipe (in my opinion) is pulled pork. I use boneless pork shoulder. This is a very forgiving piece of meat but there are still limits on what you can/can’t do. The explanation of this recipe assumed a smoker but […]

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Grilled Steak Burgers

This recipe is very close to the recipe I shared previously for burgers. There are some slight variations. In this recipe, I am not grinding Bacon. I use Flanken steak that is grinded in the food processor, and I adjust based on the fact that I’m using a gas grill instead of the stovetop. The […]

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Chicken Wing Experiment

This is what I call DIY (do it yourself) wings.  Buying Buffalo wings out can get to be a little expensive.  It’s also hard to find a restaurant that can has good/meaty wings, a good selection of sauces (if you like sauce), a crispy outside exterior, and juicy meat on the inside.  There is the […]

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Crabcake Recipe

Having grown up in the Baltimore, MD area, I have had my fair share of crab cakes. We lived on the water and would catch our own crabs. I always like it when I see Maryland style crabcakes on a menu. It reminds me of home but I’m not sure what makes a Maryland style […]

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