Category: In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen

BBQ Pit Boys Inspired Bacon and Egg Pie

I was surfing around the YouTube the other day watching videos about grilling and smoking meat when I stumbled across the Barbecue Pit Boys making a Bacon and Egg Pie. What a riot. My favourite line from their video – after they have added 18 eggs to the two and a half pounds of bacon, […]

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My Attempt at Making French Bread

This past weekend I was doing some more of my cabin-cooking and I started reading a couple classic books about baking that got me into experimenting with making bread. I set aside my cast iron dutch oven and opted to use a plain old cookie sheet to try make a long loaf of French bread. […]

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We Made Grilled Blooming Onions

The other day after cruising through Pinterest and seeing all the beautiful foods that people have made with the help of their kids, I decided to get my kids to help me with grilling a blooming onion. We started out by mixing up a bowl of dry ingredients – breadcrumbs, a shake or three of […]

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Instant Pot Sourdough Bread

Following my cooking frozen meat in our Instant Pot experiment, I decided to try something else with the Instant Pot – making a loaf of sourdough-like bread. I say “sourdough-like” bread because I don’t actually have a sourdough starter anymore (I was bad and I let my over-100 year old starter die). So technically speaking, […]

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Instant Pot Pork Chops

I got home yesterday to find that there was nothing in the fridge to feed the family. And they were hungry. Hungry and quickly transitioning to hangry. What to do? Yes, that is correct, I turned to the Instant Pot. And, I went way out of comfort zone because I put FROZEN meat in my […]

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Dirty Apron Cooking Class

Last week I attended a cooking class at the Dirty Apron cooking school. The name of the class was Meat Eaters Unite. It was not vegetarian friendly. Above is a photo of the lamb chops I cooked. Start on the grill to get the grill tracks set and then into the pre-heated oven for SIX […]

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Burgers on the Grill

We did it again – we did burgers on the grill. I have to admit that once again, I made them too thick. You’d think I would’ve learned after doing this once already! Another thing I would probably do differently next time is get actual hamburger buns because the ciabatta buns I got were too […]

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Burgers on the Grill

As you hopefully remember, it was Mother’s Day on the weekend just gone. To be precise, it was on Sunday. I had made reservations at one of our favourite local eateries (not A&W this time!) but, seeing as the weather was hot and sunny and we had just got our backyard pool set up, we […]

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Linguine Carbonara; Dad in the Burbs Style

The other day I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to cook up some linguine carbonara. So I did it – Dad in the Burbs style which means I used a few “hacks” and whatever I had in my fridge to make it happen. Fresh noodles, grated cheese, and sour cream. We […]

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French Onion Soup Take II

Our second attempt at Instant Pot French Onion soup went much better than my first attempt. The difference? I cooked the onions longer before putting the pressure on. I also used more red wine while cooking the onions! And yes, after the soup was done, I served it up into bowls and baked the bowls […]