There’s a growing fast food burger chain in Southern California I’ve become quite fond of in the last few years: The Habit Burger Grill. To me, their burgers are considerably better than In’ n Out. I think their ingredients are better, plus they grill their burgers over an open flame, which really enhances the burger consumption experience.Read More
It's very rare that we don't have tacos at least every other week, and complimented by soft pillowy homemade tortillas The Missus excels at making. Usually tacos are filled with carne asada, or crispy bits of Salvadoran Chorizo, but occasionally, we like a lighter version with chicken.Read More
Over the last few years, I’ve heard a lot of chatter about the Pit Barrel Cooker, from their many fans who praise its simplicity and ease of use in cooking meats vertically over fire in a compact 30 gallon steel drum.Read More
A couple of years ago, the Missus and I created a chili recipe that was so darn good, we use it exclusively now. Given that we've had a week of cold weather here, yesterday seemed to be a great day to make a batch and enjoy a nice bowl of chili in front of the fireplace.Read More
I REALLY love General Tso's Chicken, so The Missus and I modified a recipe from Serious Eats that produces a restaurant quality rendition that's both uber-flavorful and not difficult to make.
I’ve heard such great things about hanger steak the last year or so, that I decided it was time to give it a try. Prized for its robust flavor, it was often called “butcher’s filet”, as butchers in the know kept it for themselves rather than sell it.Read More
Yesterday I thought I’d whip up a new chicken marinade recipe and see how it turned out. Garlic & rosemary go great together, so I decided to add some additional flavors I felt would be nice enhancements.Read More
For years we were taught that searing meat first over high heat “sealed” in the juices. This notion has been recently dis-proven too many times to count by test kitchens and professional cooks/BBQ chefs across the country that demonstrated considerably greater moisture loss than indirect cooking.Read More