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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Picoftheweek: Sous Vide Teriyaki New York Strip Steaks #BestBeef

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

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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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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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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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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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PicOfTheWeek: Breakfast of Champions

Oct 23, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Breakfast of Champions

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Breakfast at Tortas Frontera in O’Hare airport. A Bloody Maria (like a bloody Mary, but with Tequila and chipotle salt) because I want it, and coffee because I NEED COFFEE. I’m on the road this week, visiting Seattle for a conference for my day job. This is my way of apologizing in advance for all the Seattle themed...

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PicOfTheWeek: Spinning The Duck

Oct 17, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Spinning The Duck

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Still working on my Rotisserie Duck video – I’d say “coming soon”, but I estimate it’s a couple of weeks away. I still feel like an amateur when it comes to video…because I *am* an amateur when it comes to video.

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PicOfTheWeek: Cheesecake Recipe Testing

Oct 10, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Cheesecake Recipe Testing

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Trying to get the timing right for pressure cooker cheesecake. I made three, with different timings; 16 minutes, 24 minutes, and 35 minutes. The results were inconclusive – we’ll have to test again. The kids definitely enjoyed the taste test – even the failures.

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PicOfTheWeek: Browned Chicken Backs

Oct 02, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Browned Chicken Backs

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PicOfTheWeek: Browned Chicken Backs. How do I entertain myself while watching my Cleveland Browns on a Sunday? It certainly isn’t by watching the team – it’s by making a batch of Pressure Cooker Browned Chicken Broth to distract myself from the results on the field.1 Wait, what’s that? It’s the third...

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PicOfTheWeek: Pork Tenderloin on the Grill

Sep 25, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Pork Tenderloin on the Grill

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Dinner last night – teriyaki pork tenderloin. Looking good and ready to come off the...

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PicOfTheWeek: Whoops, blender issues

Sep 18, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Whoops, blender issues

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Story coming soon…

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PicOfTheWeek: Late Summer Veggies on the Grill

Sep 11, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Late Summer Veggies on the Grill

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I just got back from a weekend road trip, and the weather is perfect for grilling – nothing but blue skies, puffy clouds, and 70°F. I picked up a bunch of veggies for the grill – when I’m done, some are for dinner, and the leftovers are for lunches this week.

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PicOfTheWeek – Pressure cooker lineup for recipe testing

Sep 04, 16 PicOfTheWeek – Pressure cooker lineup for recipe testing

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Cookers lined up and ready to test a recipe. Front: 6 quart IP-DUO60, Back: 8 quart IP-DUO80. For those who have asked: The 6 quart is still my “daily driver” – I only pull out the 8 quart when I need a second cooker, or when I need the extra space in the 8 quart. And, no, I haven’t seen accessories for the...

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PicOfTheWeek: Corn Soup

Aug 28, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Corn Soup

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My air conditioner broke down Friday – just in time for the hottest, most humid day in late August that I can remember. I was determined to do a video for this corn soup – the corn at the local farm stand is breathtaking this time of year – but good lord, 91°F with 97° humidity? I should have ordered a pizza. The...

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PicOfTheWeek: Charcoal Chimney Showdown

Aug 21, 16 PicOfTheWeek: Charcoal Chimney Showdown

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My go-to charcoal chimney has always been the Weber Rapidfire Charcoal Chimney – it works better and holds more charcoal than any other chimney…until now. This year, Char-Broil released the Char-Broil Half-Time Charcoal Starter, with a new, wider design with a lot more holes for airflow. I compared the two head-to-head,...

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