Steakhouse Salad with Grilled Rib Eye and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Steakhouse Rib Eye Salad with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A steakhouse-style salad recipe complete with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and herbed croutons, grill-seared rib eye steak, crumbly cheese, and outdoor dining. The end of the year is a whirlwind of papers and projects sent home that are currently occupying every inch of the living room rug and the entire dining room table. There are bubbles […]

How to Build a Better Burger

How to Build a Better Burger via FoodforMyFamily.com

What makes a better burger? Here are Ole’s tips for grilling and building a better burger at home. Use quality meat with some modicum of fat. The premise is simple: the lower the percentage of fat, the drier the burger. Sure, lean hamburger is wonderful for taco meat and tomato-based meat sauce. However, doing away […]

Smoked Beef Brisket Secrets

Smoked Beef Brisket #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Ole’s technique, tips, and recipe on how to acheive tender, smoked beef brisket to rival some of the best Texas barbecue joints. My parents were the children of small town Midwestern teachers and farmers who spent most of their formative years in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin. My six siblings and I grew up around […]

Homemade South Carolina Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Homemade South Carolina Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce via FoodforMyFamily.com

After much pleading and prodding, Ole shares his secret sauce: Homemade South Carolina Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce. Or does he? Getting this recipe was like pulling teeth, and I’m pretty sure we have an impacted molar still hiding in there somewhere. Read on for barbecue wisdom. In the summer of 2003 I pulled the trigger. […]

Barbacoa Tacos and Bonus Chili

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A smoked and slow roasted barbacoa recipe, Americanized only by the use of a smoker and a readily available chuck roast cut. A bonus chili recipe from the roasting sauce is included. I’ve spoken before about how our family’s cooking activities have “ruined” certain convenience items for us. In many cases, the recipes or techniques […]

Brioche Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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A brioche cinnamon roll enhanced with the tartness of early season apples happened in our kitchen today, and Shaina wasn’t even home. Shaina is off today. Not by choice, but by force. Currently she is traveling around the West Coast promoting her book and talking to people and attending the International Food Bloggers Conference. Traveling […]

Grilled: Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops

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Looking to switch up your grilling routine? These pork chops are stuffed with brown rice, sweet peppers, and oregano and grilled for a two-in-one meal. It’s no secret that we love to grill around here. Many who visit often comment at my grill and smoker collection (which grew by one yesterday). Sometimes I use charcoal, […]