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Gift Guide for Cooks – 2016

Dec 08, 16 Gift Guide for Cooks – 2016

Posted by in Ramblings, Things I love

FCC notice: The links in this post are affiliate links. If you click on the link to Amazon.com and buy something before you close the browswer window, I get a small commission from the sale, and you support DadCooksDinner. Even better – you don’t spend any extra; the prices are the same on Amazon either way. Thank you for...

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Beef and Mushrooms #BestBeef

Dec 06, 16 Time Lapse Tuesday: Beef and Mushrooms #BestBeef

Posted by in Throwback

Thanks to my friends at Certified Angus Beef® Brand for sponsoring DadCooksDinner! Looking for the best way to cook that roast? Check out their Roast Perfect App, available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play store. And, keep an eye on hashtag #BestBeef on Twitter and Facebook for great beef recipes from me and my fellow...

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PicOfTheWeek: Video Shoot

Dec 04, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Video Shoot

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It’s been a hectic week here at Casa de DadCooksDinner. My wife was out of town for a conference, so every evening I was an Uber driver, circling Akron, shuttling kids to events. Then we spent Saturday in Columbus, because our High School was in the state championship game. 1 And tonight I have an install for the Day Job....

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Rotisserie Duck With Drip Pan Potatoes

Dec 01, 16 Rotisserie Duck With Drip Pan Potatoes

Posted by in Rotisserie, Sunday dinner

My friends at Maple Leaf Farms sent me a care package of duck, so I set out to shoot a video of my rotisserie duck recipe. Unfortunately, I didn’t really pay attention to the recipe as I was filming. “I know what I’m doing” I thought to myself…hah.2 I grill the duck and the potatoes, serve dinner, and everyone loves it. A few days...

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Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean and Turkey Drumstick Soup

Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean and Turkey Drumstick Soup. Looking to use up a leftover drumstick? Bean soup from the pressure cooker in about an hour.

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Cyber Monday sale on Instant Pot Duo – In case you missed it Friday…

Nov 28, 16 Cyber Monday sale on Instant Pot Duo – In case you missed it Friday…

Posted by in Ramblings

  Amazon’s Black Friday sale on my favorite pressure cooker had some glitches, so they are repeating the sale on the Instant Pot Duo at $68 for Cyber Monday. If you missed the sale Friday, now you have a second chance. Don’t delay – I believe that supplies are limited. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 [Amazon.com]...

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Support DadCooksDinner through Cyber Monday – 2016

Nov 28, 16 Support DadCooksDinner through Cyber Monday – 2016

Posted by in Ramblings

On Cyber Monday, a brief request for support. DadCooksDinner is a labor of love. I spent over 800 hours in 2016 working on it. Over time, I’ve picked up readers, and the blog has gone from making no money to making…some money. Not enough to quit the day job, but enough to make filing taxes a mess. As the blog grows, I try to...

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PicOfTheWeek: Tons of Turkey Broth

Nov 27, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Tons of Turkey Broth

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I spent my Thanksgiving holiday making lots and lots of turkey broth. Isn’t that what everyone does Thanksgiving weekend?

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Black Friday Sale on Instant Pot Duo – 2016

Nov 25, 16 Black Friday Sale on Instant Pot Duo – 2016

Posted by in Ramblings

  Amazon has a 2016 Black Friday sale on my favorite pressure cooker, the Instant Pot Duo. Check it out quickly, it is Black Friday’s “Deal of the Day”, and once they’re gone, they’re gone:   Instant Pot IP-DUO60 [Amazon.com Black Friday Deals] And, if you are just doing your regular Black...

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Giving Thanks 2016

Nov 24, 16 Giving Thanks 2016

Posted by in Ramblings

I did my best, it wasn’t much I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you And even though It all went wrong I’ll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! On this Thanksgiving, please consider a donation to fight...

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Pressure Cooker Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup

Pressure Cooker Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup recipe. Save the bones! Use them to make homemade turkey noodle soup, ready in an afternoon thanks to the pressure cooker.

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Thanksgiving Q&A 2016

Nov 21, 16 Thanksgiving Q&A 2016

Posted by in Ramblings

Question: I’ve always eschewed “dry” brines, as I don’t have confidence that I can spread the salt evenly under the skin, and, also, I don’t want too much sodium in the final product. With wet brines and chicken I’ve learned that about one hour of wet brine is about right to balance, for me, juiciness and taste. What do you think...

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Picoftheweek: Sous Vide Teriyaki New York Strip Steaks #BestBeef

Nov 20, 16 Picoftheweek: Sous Vide Teriyaki New York Strip Steaks #BestBeef

Posted by in PicOfTheWeek

For the next year, DadCooksDinner is sponsored by Certified Angus Beef® Brand. Come join us in the Certified Angus Beef Kitchen  on Facebook for recipes, cooking tips, and slow cooker recipes for Black Friday. Throw something in the slow cooker, shop, and come back to dinner ready to eat! My friends at Certified Angus Beef asked me...

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Rotisserie Turkey Stuffed With Herbs

Nov 17, 16 Rotisserie Turkey Stuffed With Herbs

Posted by in Rotisserie, Sunday dinner

Rotisserie Turkey Stuffed With Herbs. Wet brined turkey, perfumed from the inside by a big handful of fresh herbs.

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Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken in Black Mole Sauce

I love mole, Mexico’s complex sauce of dried chili peppers, seeds, and spices – always including a little chocolate. I went to Oaxaca to take cooking classes, specifically to learn how to make the real thing – Oaxaca’s black mole, Mole Negro. We spent the whole afternoon making it – grinding seeds, toasting...

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PicOfTheWeek: Grilled Turkey and Smoke Thermometer

Nov 13, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Grilled Turkey and Smoke Thermometer

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Testing out my new Thermoworks Smoke thermometer while I grill an early turkey for the blog. (Testing summary – worked great, kept a connection as I wandered all over the house with the remote in my pocket.) The kids enjoyed pre-Thanksgiving dinner, and my oldest tried stuffing for the first time. He loves it, and says...

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Any Thanksgiving Dinner Questions?

Nov 10, 16 Any Thanksgiving Dinner Questions?

Posted by in Ramblings

Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year. Life has come at us hot and fast for the last month or so. I just realized – it’s the second week of November? Already? For the blog, in a normal year, I have already cooked a turkey, shot pictures, and have a Thanksgiving recipe ready to go. Not this year. (My turkey is on order...

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Kitchen Alchemy with Browned Chicken Broth

Nov 08, 16 Time Lapse Tuesday: Kitchen Alchemy with Browned Chicken Broth

Posted by in Throwback

Chicken broth is kitchen alchemy. It turns scraps and waste into liquid gold. A good broth is the main ingredient in pan sauces, adds depth to stews and chilis, and is the backbone of chicken soup. There are two ways to make chicken broth – from leftovers, and from scratch. For leftovers, you need the bones from a roast...

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PicOfTheWeek: None So Black Mole

Nov 06, 16 PicOfTheWeek: None So Black Mole

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Picture of a recipe I’m working on – Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken with Black Mole (Mole Negro) is coming soon.

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Sous Vide on a Busy Weeknight

Nov 03, 16 Sous Vide on a Busy Weeknight

Posted by in Ramblings

This has been a week. Seattle, home to tailgate, my beloved Cleveland Indians keeping me up late in the night (I’m writing this a few hours before Game 7 starts…oh, please, let it turn out well…[UPDATE: Ugh.]), a sinus infection. Life got in the way, and I don’t have a recipe to post today…or even a...

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Pressure Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

Fall is apple season here in Northeastern Ohio, and apple season brings apple cider. I grew up drinking regular apple cider, so hard cider was a revelation. My favorite is Normandy style, from Northern France, bone-dry and sparkling. Unfortunately, even with the explosion of hard ciders at the grocery store, a true, dry cider is...

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PicOfTheWeek: Pitchfork Steaks

Oct 30, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Pitchfork Steaks

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Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, we started our annual tailgate. (Apologies to Grantland Rice.) Unfortunately, that blue-gray sky? That was the rainstorm moving in off of the lake. We eventually gave in, and re-located to my brother’s house, where we tried out Pitchfork Steaks in a turkey fryer. (Think...

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