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Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, what a misunderstood vegetable that’s finally getting the recognition it deserves. I really didn’t give them much attention until they started showing up in our CSA, complete with their stalks. For freshness, it’s hard to beat any vegetable that comes to you nearly in its in-the-ground state. Because […]

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Bloody Mary Mix

A smart use for leftover pickle brine Did you make a big mason jar of quick pickles and are about to pour out the brine?  STOP!  That salty brine can make a great homemade Bloody Mary.  I’ve found that the best Bloody Mary is made from the brine of pickled […]

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Smoked BBQ Ribs

(See an updated version of this recipe for a lower sodium rub and more tender meat) Start with pork back ribs. You’ll need them ready to go at least 1 day before cooking (thawed if you previously froze them). Remove the membrane from the bottom of each rack, or ask […]

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Recipe Assumptions

For all recipes I post, there are a number of assumptions I make, especially around quantity when I don’t indicate an amount.  Please keep these in mind as there would be a lot of repetition on my recipes if I had to include these items every single time. Salt is always […]

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Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles, as best I can tell, are the Mexican version of the American casserole.  Just as there is no single casserole recipe in the states, there really isn’t a single casserole recipe in Latin America.  From country to country, family to family, there are likely millions of variations.  And just […]