Yorkshire Pudding – A Start

Yorkshire Pudding – A Start

As I was making roast beef for a post for Char-Broil, I was trying to think of something to do alongside that. I realized I was doing a form of an English recipe I’d seen on the roast beef, so I went right to what I think of as a traditional beef side dish for ... Read More »

Christmas Goose

Christmas Goose

It’s been a long time since I had goose of any sort. I’ve had lots of chicken, a good amount of turkey and some duck now and then. Even a bit of pheasant and/or quail. This year, it seemed a good time to bring out the Christmas goose again! People have odd reactions to goose ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 5

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 5

Day 5 of the Thanksgiving Blitz is here, and it’s all about gravy! First of all, if you’re reading this on Wednesday, stop. Get in your car and drive to the closest Williams Sonoma. You might want to call first to make sure they still have it, I guess, but call, then get in the ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 4

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 4

I don’t have a lot of photos for today, but I want to talk about a controversial part of Thanksgiving: green bean casserole. Alton Brown has a recipe for the best green bean casserole I’ve had. It takes a bit of work, but it’s really worth it. It doesn’t include any canned soup or onions ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 3

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 3

Day 3 = Dessert! Or, more specifically, bourbon pecan pie! Yes, you heard me right. Bourbon. Pecans. Pie. All in one bite. This is a great pie, and I encourage you to try it. I get accused of using bourbon too much, but, honestly, the flavor goes so well with so many things. It’s sweet, ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 2

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 2

Day 2 of the Thanksgiving Blitz is about side dishes! The turkey takes center stage, but it won’t stand up without great side dishes, right? Later, I’ll show you how to dress up the regular old Campbell’s soup green bean casserole and give you my secret for the best turkey gravy. Today, however, is all ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 1

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 1

It’s almost here! Thanksgiving is an outdoor cook’s dream holiday. Instead of dealing with presents or trees or leprechauns or fireworks, Thanksgiving has a huge focus on food! So, in honor of the day where every dish matters, I’m doing a build up to the day itself. In the next few days, I’ll dig into ... Read More »

The Char-Broil Big Easy

The Char-Broil Big Easy

This is the time of year to think about how you’re going to fix turkey. It’s going to happen on Thanksgiving, and may happen again on Christmas. But it is going to happen. The question is… How? I’ve cooked turkeys several ways. I’ve roasted them in the oven. I’ve grilled them after spatchcocking the. I’ve ... Read More »

Living Dayton October 29

Living Dayton October 29

I love fall for grilling! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and the bugs are going away! Fall also means apple season, which means local, fresh apples, which means… apple pie! Or, even easier, apple galette, which is really just a free-form pie. A previous version can be found here. However, I ... Read More »

Grilled Peaches For Later

Grilled Peaches For Later

This has been an odd season. With the cooler weather, produce has been available later than I remember seeing it. I just got some fresh peaches that were great. So I bought some more. Then I realized I couldn’t eat them all. What to do, what to do? The answer was actually quite easy… Can ... Read More »

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

I want to be clear that I still believe that Scotch whisky is the greatest things on the planet. However, Scotland is far away, and bourbon isn’t! At the same time, there’s some pretty good bourbon, too. While Scotch has a really wide band of possible flavors, the corn requirement in bourbon means that the ... Read More »

Pickle Tasting

Pickle Tasting

It’s been a week since I made pickles for the first time, and time to try them out! We opened up some of the plain dill pickles to try. They’re good, and vinegary. A bit sharp, but they should mellow over time. For plain dill pickles, I think I would add a bit more spices ... Read More »

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