Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cooking Fail – hamburgers

burger fail

For some reason, I just cannot grill a consistent hamburger. Sometimes, they turn out great. Other times, they’re just miserable. This is one of those times.

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Grilled Sweet Corn

grilled corn

Growing up in New Jersey, corn in the summertime was just called corn on the cob. In the midwest, corn in the summertime is called sweet corn. I have no idea what the difference is. But I know it’s good on the grill.

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Orzo and Chicken Meatballs

orzo and chicken meatballs

We’ll be heading out of town this weekend. So I’m trying to use up all the food in the fridge and pantry. But, it’s summertime, so it’s got to be light, fresh, and require minimal time in front of the stove.

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Spaghetti in Meat Sauce

spaghetti

I don’t always do all the cooking at our house. Last week was particularly brutal for me at work, which made it even sweeter when I came home from work to find a hot meal ready and waiting for me. This is a meal that my wife has been making for most of her life. She tells me that she used to make this same meal for her dad, back at that slice in time where my wife was just barely old enough to use the oven and her father had not quite yet learned to cook for himself.

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The Counter

The Counter

Sunday night, we had originally planned on going to Taste of Randolph. But somehow, we ended up spending the day cleaning out my wife’s closet. Then, we went to The Counter.  It is one of my favorite places to eat. And this time, we actually got a seat outside.

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Rapid Rise Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

whole wheat sandwich bread

After several failed attempts, I’d pretty much given up on making sandwich bread. But after watching an episode of America’s Test Kitchen, I thought I’d give it another try.

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Steak Tacos

ludicrously expensive organic corn tortillas

I was starving. And it was getting late. I was planning on grilling up a nice taco fiesta on the roof. But things quickly devolved. I needed food fast. So I fired up my cast iron skillet.

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