Chocolate Scones

A significantly healthier option compared to most of the recipes on the site, these scones are moist with a light crunch on top.

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Smoked – Pulled Pork

Pork shoulder is a very forgiving and cheap meat to start with if you are new to smoking. During a long cook it slowly transforms to an incredible tender feast for many people to enjoy.

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Ultimate Granola

This is less of a complete recipe and more of an excellent foundation to build a granola with all of your favorite ingredients. Combinations and add-ins are endless, you may find yourself sneaking some before bed as a treat, seriously.

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Sous Vide Pork Carnitas

This recipe doesn’t get much easier. Super tender carnitas that can be started the night before and ready within 20 minutes for dinner. Add guacamole, cilantro, cheese, sour cream, rice and salsa and you have a full Chipotle bowl at home.

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Seared Brussel Sprouts

It wasn’t until I tried some roasted brussel sprouts and bacon at a local restaurant that they started to get on radar for a new vegetable to add to my diet. We have made this quite a few times and I am always quite pleased with the results.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are one of my all time favorites: rich, sweet and a soft chewy texture. Don’t worry you can make them all year and not just around the holidays.

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Baked Beans

Baked beans are a relatively new addition to my menu, but I found this recipe and it has way more flavor than the cans or any restaurant ones I have tried.

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Yeast Pretzels

Everyone loves a fresh soft pretzel, the possibilities are endless for mix-ins, dips and toppings. These smell amazing and are up there with the best pretzels I have ever had.

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Apple Crisp

A classic childhood favorite combines my favorite fruit and a crumbly sweet topping. Great by itself or with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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Sous Vide & Smoked Beef Brisket

My love for brisket has only recently come about. A local BBQ restaurant started to offer a full-cut brisket option so I decided to give it a try. It is so tender and juicy, reheats well and is probably my favorite smoked meat to date.

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Pumpkin Cake Donuts

We love donuts at our house, I finally broke down a bought a donut pan. Our first attempt were these moist pumpkin donuts, there will be more on the way like chocolate chip or apple cider.

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Pork Belly Bacon

Bacon is a hero on its own, or add it to a number of meals to take it up to the next level. This is a great way to save some money and have some delicious treats in the fridge/freezer.

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Breakfast Granola Tart

Our family eats a lot of granola and yogurt, this was a simple recipe to make eating and serving it a little more exciting.

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Chocolate Souffle

This souffle is really easy and is very very good. Texture comes out like a gooey rich brownie and is fun to watch rise in the oven while it bakes. Save the $8 at the restaurant and make one at home.

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Pomme Rosti – Hash browns

The bags of frozen hash browns never turned out well for me. This recipe takes a little time, but produces the best hash browns I have had to date.

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French Toast

Next time you see a nice Challah bread at the store, think about picking one up to try out this great french toast recipe. It’s simple, but a great way to have a restaurant style meal at home and save some big money.

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Glazed Sweet Potatoes

My glazed carrots recipe is one of the more popular recipes on the blog so I looked at adding some more options. These glazed sweet potatoes are much easier and reheat well the next day.

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Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs

Surprisingly enough, we struggled to get consistent results when making hard boiled eggs. Using this steam method has made this a foolproof recipe.

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Pie Crust (Pate Brisee)

Nothing beats homemade pie crust and with the help of a food processor it is actually pretty easy. With a 14 cup processor or smaller, you may want to split this into 2 batches.

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Peach Slab Pie

Peach isn’t something I had baked with before so when I saw them on sale I thought I would try something new. I took this to a small cookout gathering and didn’t have much to come back home with, so I would say it was pretty successful.

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Simple No-Knead Bread

This amazing bread, requires no special tools or ingredients and very little effort. The only thing it does take, is a considerable amount of non-active time.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Valentines Day popped up quick. Luckily, I had all of these ingredients on hand and this recipe knocks out an awesome and rich dessert with very little effort.

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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

What a great way to use up those extra bananas your kid had to have, but then wouldn’t eat. Made with natural fruit so it has to be healthy right?

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Iced Sugar Cookies

I have tried a few sugar cookie and icing recipes and they all were always missing something. I have finally found a recipe that will produce great results, but it is a little more intensive.

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Broccoli Casserole

Another quick side dish for holidays and gatherings, another one of my favorites from my mother-in-law. If I am not careful, I end up eating the whole pan.

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Zucchini Cream Pie

If you have ever been to a family function that includes my mother-in-law, then you have enjoyed this simple pie. Don’t let the vegetables scare you, you can’t even taste them, it’s super sweet and is one of my favorites.

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Crispy Braised Red Potatoes

These potatoes are crispy on the bottom and super soft and tender in the middle. Quickly, toss these in the skillet while you prepare other items and have an excellent side ready in no time.

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Yeast Liege Waffles

These are possibly the best waffles you can make. If you can plan in advance and have some patience you will be rewarded with a hand-held delicious breakfast treat.

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Sous Vide Corn on the Cob

The extra effort for this unconventional cooking method is rewarded with a crisp buttery taste that can’t be replicated any other way.

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Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Dip

A quick and easy recipe to whip up a dip for unexpected guests or snack hungry coworkers, this “cookie dough” dip quickly disappears.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Peanut butter may be one of the greatest ingredients and when you combine it with fudge they can make magic happen. This dessert takes all of my favorite things and puts them into one single multilayered bite of goodness.

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Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancakes

Leave the regular pancake mix in the pantry, get out the cream cheese and make a batch of pancakes like you’ve never had before. These cheesecake like pancakes are sure to fill you up and leave you wondering why you didn’t try to mix in cream cheese sooner.

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Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is the beef version of the more well known version of Shepherd’s Pie which is served with lamb. This entree is pretty quick to prepare, easy to add a variety of vegetables to, and the leftovers reheat well. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite entrees lately.

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Baked Oatmeal

Quickly throw this together for a change of pace for your normal breakfast routine. Try swapping out the fruits and nuts on top next time you make it and see what you like best.

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No Bake Chocolate Cookies

This recipe needs no introduction, a childhood favorite for many. Chocolate no bake cookies, a favorite of my wife and one of the few treats I can make anytime and not get in trouble.

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