Category Archives: baking

Meatball Pizza

This pizza dough is based off of my mom’s recipe (2 cups of water, 4ish cups of flour, etc.) and Ruhlman’s 5:3 ratio, give or take a few ounces (20 oz flour, 12-14 oz warm water, yeast, salt, olive oil). … Continue reading

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Post-New Year’s Meat Brunch

Hard to beat Eric’s caption from his facebook post: “Dark and stormy, Scotch eggs, scrapple, fried pig ears, bacon jam, biscuits and pie. How’s your Thursday morning been?” This was no New Year’s Resolution Health Brunch, as you can see. … Continue reading

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Sunday Side Projects

Okay, a few Sunday diversions. Kale and spinach pesto: The pesto is one we’ve been making for a while; it was a once-a-week thing over the summer, when we’d get kale and basil each week from our CSA at the farmers … Continue reading

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Smoked-chicken pot pie

What? You mean you’re not planning on making chicken pot pie for your Memorial Day barbecue? (We might still make smoked fried chicken or garlic sausages for Monday, which are always great ideas.) It’s been rainy and gross all week, … Continue reading

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Short Rib Meat Pies

This meal came together really quickly because of a few convenient leftovers, and turned into a simple weeknight pocket meat pie. When you make the 3-2-1 pie dough from Ruhlman’s Ratio for a deep dish quiche, you end up with … Continue reading

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What To Do With Your New Kitchen Toys

I mentioned to the folks on Twitter and our Facebook page this week that my brother Paul made me a cold smoker for Christmas, which I’m pretty excited about. It’s the same kind of rig that he put together last … Continue reading

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Pork Pie!

Well, I might be late to the Charcutepalooza party this month, but I come bearing pork pie, and that’s better than showing up empty handed!

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Things We Might Try in the Near Future 6-24-11

The Paupered Chef’s Homemade Ginger Beer for Dark-n-Stormys. We’ve taken their brewing advice before, and are happy to try this one out soon. Anything from Suvir Saran’s great cookbook American Masala. At home in recent weeks my wife has been … Continue reading

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On the end of “Good Eats”

There are many reasons why I love Alton Brown. I love the geeky humor, hand puppets, corny dialogue, anatomical charts, hardware reviews, molecular models, and at the heart of it all, the explanations on why things work the way that they … Continue reading

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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

I have no roots in the South. I mean, Grandma and Grandpa lived in South (well, Virginia), but they weren’t from the South. They met in New York. And my sister lives in North Carolina now, but she’s a Northerner … Continue reading

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