Minnesotans take great pride in telling people where their ancestors came from and for the most part there are only three places of origin. Norway, Sweden or Germany. If you have relatives who came from anywhere else, say, Poland, you are considered "exotic." I'm a 50/50 … [Read more...] about Norwegian meets Cajun – Blackened Salmon Happens
Let's talk about meat (kind of). I like it. Most people do to varying degrees. Some people try to live without it and some of them succeed. I know a few of these people. They occasionally attend my backyard barbeques, knowing full well that they do so at their own … [Read more...] about Arizona Asparagus – My Grill Goes Green!
Recently a coworker asked me what I thought was the best way to grill a whole chicken. I had to think for a few moments because it's not something I've done for quite a while. After I described my technique, I went home and checked the freezer. As I expected, I found the … [Read more...] about Classic Rock Grilled Chicken – Smoke on the Water
When a man works all day he wants to find some meat on his plate when he sits down for the evening meal (is it dinner or supper?). With certain meals the meat can be hard to find, for instance, pasta. Sure you can use a "meat sauce" but I'm usually back in the kitchen a few … [Read more...] about Italian Sausage and Peppers – Charred to Perfection
Flexibility is a necessity when you have to cook for a large group. Flexibility is essential if you want to buy main ingredients in bulk and be able to use them periodically without repetition. One of the “must haves” around here is chicken breast. It is easy to portion out … [Read more...] about Mojito Chicken Sandwiches (with Unicorns!)