Whenever I'm going to grill outside, I like the challenge of trying to cook the entire meal on the grill. After all, smoke and grilling makes everything better, and there are no pots and pans to clean up. Other than your prep, you have a mostly clean kitchen.
Beet Hummus is pretty tasty. So it must be even more amazing if the beets are smoked. The challenge I found is that nearly every smoked beet hummus recipe cheated and used smoked paprika. Find out how to make it for real by actually smoking the beets
If there's a red meat equivalent to the ubiquitous chicken shwarma at a Mediterranean restaurant, it has to be the caseless sausage known as Beef Kofta Kebabs. I've tried many variations and herbs and spices before landing on one that tastes great and isn't too complicated to make
The month of August is chock full of celebrations in our house with three birthdays and an anniversary. Since it makes absolutely no sense to pick up a decorated grocery store sheetcake for just four people, our go-to is small batches of cupcakes.
Without a doubt, this is the 8 Minute Abs of the beef brisket world. You're likely aware that, if you've read any beef brisket recipes, a smoked brisket takes anywhere from 8 to 14 hours. What if you could get the same tender, smokey meat in 90 minutes? Read on...
Spice rubs are one of the easiest things you can do to a piece of meat to make it go from ho-hum to weeknight spectacular. All you need is a fresh herb, oil, salt and pepper. Add in garlic and you have a really simple spice rub that is great on skirt steak.
A blog from Chicago about cooking awesome dishes and keeping it simple in the kitchen. My focus is on fresh ingredients and minimal preparation that maximizes flavor, though sometimes I do go a little over the top. I also do taste tests with just about everything on my two kids to make sure they're kid friendly.
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