PicOfTheWeek: Taqueria Tacos

Jan 22, 17 PicOfTheWeek: Taqueria Tacos

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I stopped by my favorite Mexican Market in Akron today – but before shopping, I had to have a few tacos. Just a couple of chorizo and al pastor tacos to tide me over. Don’t want to shop hungry… Taqueria La Loma (and Market) 459 Darrow Rd Akron, OH 44305 Google Maps Directions...

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Virtual Chili Cook-Off from Certified Angus Beef

Jan 19, 17 Virtual Chili Cook-Off from Certified Angus Beef

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Special thanks to my friends at Certified Angus Beef® Brand for sponsoring DadCooksDinner. Check out their Virtual Chili Cook-Off on Instagram. My friends at Certified Angus Beef are hosting their first-ever #BestBeef Virtual Chili Cook-Off on Instagram! Think you’ve got an award winning chili? Post a picture on Instagram...

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PicOfTheWeek: Recipe Testing

Jan 15, 17 PicOfTheWeek: Recipe Testing

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Recipe testing for my pressure cooker. When I heard about Pressure Cooker Cheesecake, I thought “That’s crazy”. I was wrong – it worked better than any other cheesecake I’ve made. And now, here I am, trying pressure cooker bundt cake. More news to follow… (If you’re way ahead of me,...

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Five Fun Food Finds January 2017

Jan 12, 17 Five Fun Food Finds January 2017

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I was proofreading this post. After a few times through I noticed it – the title was wrong. Five Fun Food Finds January 2016 2017. Two essential kitchen tools I have to restock my kitchen after the holidays. My flat edged wooden spoon cracked, and every time I need my short, nonstick safe kitchen tongs, my only pair is in the...

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Lentil Soup and Laurie Colwin

Jan 10, 17 Time Lapse Tuesday: Lentil Soup and Laurie Colwin

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Laurie Colwin is the writer I want to be when I grow up. She was a novelist who passed away in 1992 at the age of 48 – much too young. (Especially since I passed that age last year…yikes.) I’ve never read her actual novels, though – I stumbled across her books a few years back, when she was profiled in the...

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PicOfTheWeek: Lots of Garlic

Jan 08, 17 PicOfTheWeek: Lots of Garlic

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I’m making Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic for dinner tonight. Peeling a few cloves of garlic? No problem. Peeling the 3 heads of garlic it would take for this recipe? I don’t have that kind of patience. That’s when I turn to the pre-peeled garlic in my grocery store. It’s in the refrigerated section, and...

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Improvising: Potato Thermometer Clip

Jan 05, 17 Improvising: Potato Thermometer Clip

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New Years Pork – taking advantage of the warm weather to BBQ some baby back ribs #grillon A photo posted by Mike Vrobel – Food Blogger (@dadcooksdinner) on Jan 2, 2017 at 2:18pm PST A sharp-eyed reader on Instagram noticed my high-tech thermometer clip. Do you see it? Let’s look closer… That’s right, my high-tech probe...

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PicOfTheWeek: New Year’s Pork

Jan 01, 17 PicOfTheWeek: New Year’s Pork

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Welcome to 2017! Here’s hoping that the New Year’s Day lucky pork and sauerkraut works better for us than last year… Using my Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder recipe – cooking a 5 pound roast to bring to a party. Checking the temp after a few hours in the oven – we’re not there...

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Winter Break Road Trip: Tensuke Market in Columbus, OH

Dec 29, 16 Winter Break Road Trip: Tensuke Market in Columbus, OH

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My good friend Rhonda fell in love with the Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking cookbook, and wanted to stock up on Japanese ingredients at Tensuke Market in Columbus, OH. A road trip to a Japanese market? How could I say no? It was a fantastic little market – packed with people for their end of year sale. It was a...

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Merry Christmas 2016

Dec 25, 16 Merry Christmas 2016

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Christmas had come. Officially. We plunged into the cornucopia… quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice. [Dad] Didn’t I get a tie this year? [Randy] Wow, whoopie! A zeppelin! [Dad] A can of Simonize.   Merry Christmas...

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Dad Cooks a Christmas Roast 2016

Dec 22, 16 Dad Cooks a Christmas Roast 2016

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After yesterday’s Rotisserie Ribeye Roast video and recipe, I got a lot of questions – a LOT of questions – about other potential Christmas roasts. Here are some quick answers from my back catalog: Q: What about a Sous Vide Roast? Much to my surprise, this was my #1 question. Try my Sous Vide New York Strip Roast with...

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PicOfTheWeek: Ribeye on the Spit

Dec 18, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Ribeye on the Spit

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I’m working on my Rotisserie ribeye roast video…and, as usual, it’s taking longer than I want it to. I know I’m whining, but…working on video is hard. It takes me so much longer than a regular post. It’s coming soon, I...

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Instant Pot as a Slow Cooker?

Dec 15, 16 Instant Pot as a Slow Cooker?

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I am having trouble using the Slow Cooker mode on the Instant Pot. I tried a recipe at low, and it was not even remotely cooked…am I doing something wrong? I’ve been getting a lot of questions like this recently. And I don’t have an answer. In all my years of using the Instant Pot1, I can count on one hand the times I’ve used...

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PicOfTheWeek: Setting up for Cheesecake

Dec 12, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Setting up for Cheesecake

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Guess what we’re doing on DadCooksDinner this week? It’s time for a pressure cooker dessert! That’s right, I’m doing that odd but beautiful pressure cooker classic, cheesecake! (Yes, cheesecake. Trust me on this one. And stay tuned.)

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Gift Guide for Cooks – 2016

Dec 08, 16 Gift Guide for Cooks – 2016

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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

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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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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…

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  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

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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

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  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

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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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