Just One Guy

Just One Guy

“I‘m just one guy in this big ‘ol world. How much can I really affect things?”. This is a question I have pondered a lot in the past several months. I promised a while back that this blog would not become a referendum on alcohol or a dreary...
Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a perfect dish for adding a little “upscale” to the humble chuck roast. It combines bacon, beef and brandy…sounds like a good start, no? Served over mashed potatoes in my version, this recipe is an adaptation of an Ina Garten...
Roasted Lamb Breast

Roasted Lamb Breast

Butchers tend to like the less expensive cuts of meat, and lamb beast is a prime example. When slow roasted, as with most tough cuts, it is super tender and incredibly flavorful. I really like the sauce, as the vinegar cuts some of the fattiness and the sweet heat of...
Of Meat & Romance: Tips to help you cook the perfect meal

Of Meat & Romance: Tips to help you cook the perfect meal

Valentine’s Day is a weird holiday to me. I would like to say something syrupy like “every day is Valentine’s Day for us” but it wouldn’t be true and nobody would believe me anyway. Fact is, we have our ups and downs just like every other couple. After 20 plus years...
Parks Pulled Pork

Parks Pulled Pork

Sure, we would all like to have the time to slow roast or smoke a whole pork shoulder for the perfect pulled pork, but not all of us have 6-14 hours to do it right. Here is a great “cheat”! It takes just a little bit of planning and is really easy to do. It makes...