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Espresso BBQ Pork Ribs
Do we all get to the point in our lives where we look ourselves in the mirror and see that we've done all the things we've sworn we wouldn't? I'm pretty sure that I am there.
I'll never buy a truck. (Did it.)
I'll never listen to country music. (Did it and liked some of it.)
I'll never, ever, ever get an electric smoker. I mean, those things are basically cheating. Right?
BBQ is ultimately about heat control. It was one thing to spend time fiddling with a charcoal or gas fired ...
Pumpkin God Salad Dressing
Tell me this isn't your favorite time of the year. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks. Football has returned. Autumn is right around the corner, and everyone's thoughts have turned to the holiday season. Or perhaps that is because Christmas items are already on sale at Costco? It's never too early to stock up on enough ribbon to last seven lifetimes.
It's not all bad, though. Just breathe in that crisp, fresh fall air. That crisp, fresh 105+ degree Southern Arizona fall air. Yep, ...
Pumpkin Pie Blender Pops
Well, I held out as long as I could against the march of food blog posts toward complete Pumpkin Spice saturation. By my calculations, we are on a trajectory to arrive at "Peak Pumpkin Spice" sometime shortly before Thanksgiving. I too feel the pull of fall, but I've been reluctant to hop on the pumpkin dessert bandwagon. I don't feel like summer is finished with us just yet. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that I live in Southern Arizona and it is still in the mid ...
Dark Chocolate Fudgsicles
Aren't summer colds the worst? I'm not entirely sure if it is that they're objectively more severe than the winter variety or it is just the injustice of being stuck inside during warm weather. They do seem to be more contagious than they are in the winter. I often can escape during the winter when someone else around me gets sick, but we are guaranteed a house full a sick people during the summer once one person contracts it.
This year's version comes packed with a scratchy sore throat that ...
Dorito Dust Microwave Pork Rinds
Like a lot of people who adopt a ketogenic/low carb lifestyle, I struggle a little bit with the total dearth of delicious snack food. This coupled with the typical increased salt intake needs when eating low carb make for some brutal snack food cravings. The typical solution to that is pork rinds. The problem is they are terrible. Stale and often rancid, they're usually worst than just enduring your cravings. The solution -- microwave pork rinds.
I honestly can't say that I miss most of the ...
Smoke Roasted Ribeye
Some of my most powerful memories are food related. I think that a lot of the recipes that I develop stem from trying to relive past happy memories in the only way that I can possibly replicate with any sort of precision. People and places change. Smell, taste, and sound are always the same. It's like playing an old record. Some things stay the same no matter what, and that's comforting. My Smoke Roasted Ribeye is one of those recipes that arose from the attempted recreation of a memory.
Dill Pickle Greek Yogurt Dip
Don't get me wrong, I like mayo. It's glorious on hot dogs, hamburgers, and in my egg salad.
With cut-up vegetables, or *gasp* pork rinds, not so much. I think it is the dark eggy-ness of it. When I eat it on things with a lot of freshness or flavor pop, it just seems to take over everything and drag it down.
For someone on a low carb diet who goes to great lengths to eliminate all added sugar in his diet, it is also problematic as there are some brands with a fair amount of added sugar. ...
Reverse-Smoked Oven Beef Brisket
There is a saying that you can't really understand the fundamental assumptions of your own culture until you spend a little time outside of it. I don't think I ever really understood that until I spent a week getting blank stares from supermarket clerks in Edmonton, Alberta when I asked if they carried whole beef brisket. Alberta is famous for its beef, but these friendly Canadians don't know what brisket is? What gives, Canucks?
...and that was only the beginning of my problems. It was my ...
Bacon Burnt Ends
My little boy is a pretty lucky kid. He ate at more world-ranked BBQ joints before the age of one than most people do in their whole lives, and at some of those more than once. He spends most of his time while I am on the grill or smoker with his nose pressed up against the patio door glass. He's a kid who loves his 'cue. Unsurprisingly, he also loves bacon (and now my Bacon Burnt Ends) and eats them with glee and an expression on his mug that we've come to jokingly call "bacon face".