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Sous Vide Buttered Corn on the Cob

Aug 27, 15 Sous Vide Buttered Corn on the Cob

Posted by in Side dish, Sous vide

Sous Vide Corn on the Cob – the sweetest, most tender corn you’ll ever have, with the butter cooked in.

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Year Seven of DadCooksDinner

Aug 25, 15 Year Seven of DadCooksDinner

Posted by in Ramblings

On August 20th 2008, DadCooksDinner started with my first post. This month, post 1000 went up. Holy cow – one thousand posts? Me? How did I get here? Persistence. I stick to my posting schedule, no matter what, and get new posts up every week. Some are easy; the words pour out onto the page. Others are knife fights with my...

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PicOfTheWeek: Even More Duck

Aug 23, 15 PicOfTheWeek: Even More Duck

Posted by in PicOfTheWeek

That’s right, more duck! My friends at Maple Leaf Farms needed more pictures. Here’s one from a grill roasted duck. (I have to say, normally beer can cooking doesn’t make much of a difference. Grill Roasted chicken vs Beer Can Chicken? I think they come out the same. 1 But…the Beer Can Duck from last week?...

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Beer Can Duck

Aug 20, 15 Beer Can Duck

Posted by in Grilling, Sunday dinner

Beer Can Duck – or beer butt duck to my inner 13 year old.

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When to Use Charcoal Baskets, and When to Skip Them

Aug 18, 15 When to Use Charcoal Baskets, and When to Skip Them

Posted by in Ramblings

When should I use charcoal baskets with my grill?

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PicOfTheWeek: A Full Grill is a Happy Grill

Aug 16, 15 PicOfTheWeek: A Full Grill is a Happy Grill

Posted by in PicOfTheWeek

Steak, corn, green beans, potatoes. It feels good when I get the entire meal on the grill.  ...

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Sous Vide Filet Mignon with Shallot-Rosemary butter

Aug 13, 15 Sous Vide Filet Mignon with Shallot-Rosemary butter

Posted by in Sous vide, Weeknight dinner

Sous vide filet mignon, with shallot-rosemary herb butter.

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Giveaway: Weber Performer Premium 22” Charcoal Grill from Certified Angus Beef®

Aug 11, 15 Giveaway: Weber Performer Premium 22” Charcoal Grill from Certified Angus Beef®

Posted by in Sponsored, Things I love

Special thanks to Certified Angus Beef® brand for providing the grill to give away. Visit them at CertifiedAngusBeef.com, and check out their blog at GoRare.com The Giveaway It’s time for another giveaway! Certified Angus Beef® Brand is giving a Weber Performer Premium grill to one of my lucky readers. The Weber Performer Premium...

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PicOfTheWeek: Duck legs on the grill

Aug 09, 15 PicOfTheWeek: Duck legs on the grill

Posted by in PicOfTheWeek

PicOfTheWeek is back from vacation, and grilling some duck legs (with a piece of oak wine barrel smoking in the background.)...

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Duck Burgers with Blue Cheese and Baby Spinach

Aug 06, 15 Duck Burgers with Blue Cheese and Baby Spinach

Posted by in Grilling, Weeknight dinner

Duck! Duck burgers seem decadent – OK, are decadent – and so simple.

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Favorite Food Podcasts

Aug 04, 15 Favorite Food Podcasts

Posted by in Ramblings, Things I love

What are my favorite food podcasts?

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Sous Vide Grilled Ribeye with Salsa Criolla

Jul 30, 15 Sous Vide Grilled Ribeye with Salsa Criolla

Posted by in Sous vide, Weeknight dinner

Sous Vide Ribeye, seared on the grill, topped with Brazilian salsa criolla.

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Five Fun Food Finds – July 2015

Jul 28, 15 Five Fun Food Finds – July 2015

Posted by in Ramblings

Five Fun Food Finds for July 2015 – things that caught my eye around the interwebs.

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup with Vegetables

Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup – what do you do once you’ve made pressure cooker broth and shredded the chicken? Make soup, of course.

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Broth and Shredded Chicken

Pressure Cooker Chicken Broth – simmer a whole chicken, cut into pieces, to get broth and shredded chicken for use in other recipes.

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Summer Vacation 2015

Jul 16, 15 Summer Vacation 2015

Posted by in Ramblings

I’m out West, visiting Yellowstone (and some of our other beautiful National Parks). See you soon!...

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Dirty Grill Shame

Jul 14, 15 Dirty Grill Shame

Posted by in Ramblings

Dirty grill? Don’t blame the grill, blame the griller.

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Winner: Certified Angus Beef® Cattlemen’s Collection Steak Package

Jul 13, 15 Winner: Certified Angus Beef® Cattlemen’s Collection Steak Package

Posted by in Ramblings, Sponsored

Special thanks to Certified Angus Beef® brand for providing this steak package to give away. Visit them at CertifiedAngusBeef.com, and check out their blog at GoRare.com. We have a winner… The winner of the Cattlemen’s Collection Steak Package, picked by Random.Org, is comment #49 – congratulations, Douglas! How does Douglas like...

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Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Tex-Mex Rub

Jul 09, 15 Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Tex-Mex Rub

Posted by in Grilling, Weeknight dinner

Regular, 1 inch cut ribeye steaks from the grocery store, with a Tex-Mex spice rub.

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Giveaway: Certified Angus Beef® Cattlemen’s Collection Steak Package

Jul 07, 15 Giveaway: Certified Angus Beef® Cattlemen’s Collection Steak Package

Posted by in Ramblings, Sponsored

Special thanks to Certified Angus Beef® brand for providing this steak package to give away. Visit them at CertifiedAngusBeef.com, and check out their blog at GoRare.com The Giveaway It’s time for a giveaway! The Certified Angus Beef® Brand kindly provided a steak pack for one of my lucky readers. The Cattlemen’s Collection...

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Smoked Duck (On a Kettle Grill)

Jul 02, 15 Smoked Duck (On a Kettle Grill)

Posted by in Grilling, Sunday dinner

Smoking a whole duck on a kettle grill? Easy.

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New Grilling Tools Page

Jun 30, 15 New Grilling Tools Page

Posted by in Ramblings

  After my Rotisserie Tools page went up, a few readers asked about my grilling equipment. So, here is my  Grilling Tools and Accessories page. (If you’re on DadCooksDinner.com when you read this, look at the menu bar at the top for the “Tools >>” dropdown.) This page is my one-stop shop for grilling...

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