Roast Beef & Vegetables

Don’t complicate it. If there’s anything about cooking I want everyone to understand, it’s that it doesn’t need to be fancy. It doesn’t need to be perfect, or plated, or polished. Food already tastes good. The stuff you buy at the store? It’s already good! Some simple seasonings and an appropriate source of heat is […]

Lemon Pepper Salmon

Fish with lemon pepper seasoning was a staple of my childhood. Growing up in Idaho, all summer long we’d dine on fresh-caught river trout, cooked in a pan with that familiar shaker of McCormmick lemon pepper (still one of my favorite things to have for breakfast). But year round, the same would be applied to […]

Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

You’re going to want to save this post, because there’s some good stuff here.  The great thing about the Internet (and also why it sucks) is that it never forgets. I’m saying it’s great right now, because I can pull together all the posts I’ve done over the years for Thanksgiving, and put them right […]


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