Cooking

All the cooking related stuff we do.

Prime Rib Eye Steak
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Cooking With Fire

I was recently at the cabin – traveling alone – and I took the opportunity to cook a little steak for myself over an open fire. It turned out to be quite perfect.

Spatchcock Turkey
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Spatchcock Turkey for Christmas

As I’ve previously written, I’m not a big fan of turkey. It’s just not a type of meat I’m crazy about. – I find it too dry. So people often say things like brine the turkey. Or cook it breast down. Or inject it with liquified butter. Or dry brine it. Or deep fry the […]

Brisket
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Brisket Pie on the Traeger

I had a couple freezer bags of brisket in the freezer and I had a hankering for some brisket and yet I did not want to have brisket sandwiches. So, why not brisket pie? Yep, brisket pie. I started out with putting the brisket into my stainless bread mixing bowl and added a package of […]

Poutine
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Tater Tot Poutine

I saw a tweet about someone making tater tot poutine and so I says to myself I says, “Stacey, there’s no reason you can’t make that!” So I did. I stopped at No-Frills, my local grocery store and picked up a package of gravy mix and a bag of cheese curds. A quick stop at […]

Brisket
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Smoking a Brisket on the Traeger

As I may have mentioned, earlier this summer I bought a Traeger pellet grill. I did this to benefit my family. Yeah, that’s my story! The reality is, the Traeger is a great addition to our home because while most people think of it as a smoker, it is actually really useful as a convection […]

Brisket
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Trimming the Brisket

A couple weekends ago I smoked a beauty of a brisket in my ugly drum smoker. Well the truth is before you can smoke a brisket, there’s a lot of prep to do with the brisket. I had my camera crew (that’s my kids) film me trimming the brisket. It’s basically just me cutting off […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
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Victoria Day Weekend; Smoking a Brisket

As my Facebook memories have been reminding me, in a typical year I would have spent the May long weekend at the cabin. With the current travel restrictions in place, I chose not to travel. Instead, I stayed home and cleaned up my Ugly Drum Smoker and smoked a beauty of a brisket. However, as […]

Cooked Black Cod
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Air Fryer Black Cod

I didn’t want to let the total failure of my air fryer Blooming Onion stop me from air frying other delicacies. So I decided to go all-in and air fry some Black Cod. And spoiler alert – it was sensational! I carefully dried off the pieces of black cod and then gently applied a dry […]

Crisp Pork Belly
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A Crisp Pork Belly Sandwich

I spent time in the Test Kitchen prepping and cooking a beautiful slab of pork belly this Easter weekend just gone. I followed the Jamie Oliver recipe/method and honestly, it turned out exquisitely! I started out by doing like Jamie Oliver suggests, I used a shop/utility knife to score the skin side of the pork. […]