Beef Stew

The beef I use for this recipe is typically a chuck roast.  It has some marbling, renders nicely, and is a good price. I like to cut my own into small pieces (approximately 1 inch cubes). The sauce uses my flavorful broth as a base.  Additional aromatics are added ( I like Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley). […]

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French Onion Soup

This was one of the first recipes I made from Rouxbe.  My friends and family rave about it all the time. I use my stock for the base with some freshly grated-gruyere cheese and store bought baguettes (sliced). Some sliced Shallots and Garlic are added to the mix as well This makes about 10 small […]

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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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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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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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