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  • Beer bread? Yeah, it’s a thing. And a pretty tasty thing that lends itself well to all kinds of interpretations. Really, you can’t possibly screw this up, unless you use Budweiser, Coors, or some other shit brew. Get a good beer. One of your favorites. Something nice for fall, like the  Pumpkin Ale from Wasatch […]

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  • So the best place in the world to get a beignet is Cafe DuMonde in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It’s on my culinary bucket list. Until I get a chance to get some of these heavenly little fried pastries, this recipe is a pretty close second, at least according to many friends who’ve […]

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  • Some of my favorite recipes are the ones that are dead simple, like this one. There really is no particular cooking skill required, and yet, it looks (and tastes!) like you worked on it for hours. It’s a perfect meal to enjoy outside on a warm summer night. Greek-style chicken thigh with tomatoes, onions and […]

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  • Remember that part in Forrest Gump where Bubba goes on and on and on and on and on about shrimp? Well, salmon is kinda the same way – it’s highly adaptable to whatever flavors or cuisine you’d like to make with it. Case in point – curried salmon. The curry and the yogurt bring out […]

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  • A little while back I posted my recipe for Texas Red Chili, and I explained that Texas Red is the only TRUE chili there is. That being said, there’s a lot of merit to a good ol’ 50′s diner-style chili served with buttered toast or bread sticks. What’s the difference? Well, Texas Red is simply […]

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  • Salmon is a pretty hearty fish with a nice bold flavor, and as such, it can stand up to some pretty great sauces. This is really luscious sauce with a bright, citrus flavor that enhances the natural flavors of a good quality, wild-caught Alaskan salmon filet. It’s a really simple recipe that will impress your […]

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  • Grilled lemonade? Yeah, it’s way more awesome than it sounds, and it’s a perfect summer drink – it pairs well with any BBQ or cook out, and a splash of whiskey makes it even better (I recommend either Bulleit or High West Campfire) It’s actually pretty easy, too. Grilled Lemonade 18-20 lemons (enough for 2 […]

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  • I really love Thai food. Like, a lot. The complexity of flavors from just a few simple, clean ingredients is unparalleled. This is a quick and easy recipe that will easily become a favorite. Coconut Curry Mahi Mahi 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons masaman red curry paste 1 tablespoon premium soy sauce 1 […]

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  • This is a hearty salad, but it’s clean and refreshing flavors are perfect for a summer evening outside under the stars with a bottle of good wine. Some purists maintain that cooked vegetables have no place in this salad, but I really enjoy the roasted potatoes and blanched green beans. For the salad 4 ounces […]

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  • Now, you gotta know right from the start that pot stickers aren’t exactly authentic Chinese food. Although China does have a few different varieties of dumplings, the ones we all know and love are American Chinese, which is basically to say that it’s a purely American dish inspired by Chinese ingredients and cooking methods. But […]

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