Monthly Archives: January 2014

Double Chocolate Double Peanut Butter Cupcakes

    I’ve written about cupcakes before, but I’ve never posted one of my own cupcake recipes. These are chocolate cupcakes, stuffed with scratch made peanut butter pudding, dipped in bittersweet chocolate gnache and finally topped with peanut butter frosting. … Continue reading

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Spelt Bread in the Big Green Egg

My first cook in my Egg this year was also my first attempt at baking bread in it.  I’ve gotten pretty good at pizza in the Egg (scroll down about half way here for the recipes).  But I’ve never tried bread … Continue reading

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Three Joints in Texas

Last year my New Year’s Resolution was to stop eating bad hotel bar cheeseburgers.  I’d fallen into a boring rut when I traveled.  I’d book a flight with a late arrival time.  I’d get to the hotel too tired to … Continue reading

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Char Siu Pork Ribs

Tonight’s dinner was Char Siu Pork Ribs, a style of marinaded, Cantonese rib known for its deep flavor and deep red color.   The first step was preparing the ribs.  I had a small problem there.  I got the ribs … Continue reading

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A Christmas gift to myself

I splurged after Christmas and bought my self something I’ve been wanting for a long time.   This is a Victorinox 8″ Swiss Army Fibrox Chef’s Knife.  It’s been #1 in Cook’s Illustrated’s chef’s knife review pretty much every time for the … Continue reading

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52 Goals in 52 Weeks – Week 1

My house and I are both in our early 50s and, to be totally honest, we could both use some work. In the spirit of the New Year, I’m resolving to fix things up around the house and around my … Continue reading

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