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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Wish List: Thermoworks Smoke 2 Channel Wireless Thermometer

Oct 13, 16 Wish List: Thermoworks Smoke 2 Channel Wireless Thermometer

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FCC Notice: I am a Thermoworks affiliate – any Thermoworks products you buy through the links on this page will give me a small commission, and help support DadCooksDinner. Thank you for your support! That said, I love Thermoworks. I used their thermometers for years before becoming an affiliate, and highly recommend them. My...

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Longer Term Testing Notes: Instant Pot Duo60 vs Duo80

Sep 29, 16 Longer Term Testing Notes: Instant Pot Duo60 vs Duo80

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Which cooker do I use every day, the 6 quart IP-DUO60, or the 8 quart IP-DUO80?

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I’m a Thermoworks Affiliate!

Aug 11, 16 I’m a Thermoworks Affiliate!

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You may have noticed a new entry on my sidebar: links to Thermoworks thermometers. I’ve recommended Thermoworks thermometers for years, and am a long-time user of their top-of-the-line Thermapen. Thermoworks recently approached me about being an affiliate; of course I said “YES!” What does being an affiliate mean? If you click on a...

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Cookbook Roundup Spring 2016

May 10, 16 Cookbook Roundup Spring 2016

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Grilling Cookbook Roundup Spring 2016

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Review: Fagor LUX 8 Quart vs Instant Pot IP-DUO80

Apr 26, 16 Review: Fagor LUX 8 Quart vs Instant Pot IP-DUO80

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Fagor LUX 8 Quart vs Instant Pot IP-DUO80

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First Look at the 8-Quart Instant Pot IP-DUO80

Apr 12, 16 First Look at the 8-Quart Instant Pot IP-DUO80

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First Look at the 8-Quart Instant Pot IP-DUO80 pressure cooker. I have a new day-to-day pressure cooker.

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Weber Summit Charcoal – Thoughts on #GrillOfALifetime

Apr 07, 16 Weber Summit Charcoal – Thoughts on #GrillOfALifetime

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Weber just announced their new Weber Summit Charcoal grill, and I want one. No, I need one!

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8 Quart Instant Pot – Pre-order for March 30

Mar 09, 16 8 Quart Instant Pot – Pre-order for March 30

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Amazon is taking pre-orders for the 8 quart Instant Pot  again – and it is updated with a March 30th shipping date!1 Need a big electric pressure cooker? Pre-order one through this link, and help support DadCooksDinner at the same time: Instant Pot IP-DUO80 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 8Qt/1200W <br /> This is...

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Cast Iron Needs To Be Used

Feb 09, 16 Cast Iron Needs To Be Used

Posted by in Cast Iron, Ramblings, Things I love

Cast iron care really isn’t that difficult. The most important thing is to use the pan. If a pan is used regularly, with a light coating of oil, and a good cleaning every now and again, it will season itself. Mike Vrobel, April 2014, Cast Iron Care, DadCooksDinner.com Why don’t I take my own advice? The problem is, I want to be...

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8 Quart Instant Pot IP-DUO80 Now Available For Preorder

Feb 03, 16 8 Quart Instant Pot IP-DUO80 Now Available For Preorder

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It’s coming! The big brother to my favorite pressure cooker, the 6 quart Instant Pot IP-Duo60, is now available for preorder. (I think I sprained my clicking finger rushing to get my order placed.) [Update 2016-02-04: Sold out already! Amazon is reporting “not available at this time”. It will be back; keep an eye...

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Amazon Lightning Deal on Instant Pot SMART at 1:29PM EST

Dec 21, 15 Amazon Lightning Deal on Instant Pot SMART at 1:29PM EST

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Psst – Amazon has a pre-Christmas Lightning Deal on the fancier Bluetooth-enabled version of my favorite pressure cooker, the Instant Pot IP-SMART, starting at 1:29PM EST. I own an IP-SMART, and use it all the time alongside my IP-Duo. I don’t use the bluetooth features that separate it from my IP-Duo, which is why I...

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Black Friday sale on Instant Pot Duo

Nov 27, 15 Black Friday sale on Instant Pot Duo

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Amazon.com Black Friday sale on my favorite pressure cooker

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Rotisserie Turkey is available in Paperback

Oct 27, 15 Rotisserie Turkey is available in Paperback

Posted by in Ramblings, Rotisserie, Things I love

Book launch week concludes with the paperback release of Rotisserie Turkey. For more details about the book, see last week’s New Cookbook: Rotisserie Turkey post. Rotisserie Turkey is now available as a $8.99 paperback from Amazon.com. 1 The book has 29 recipes for whole turkey and turkey breast on the rotisserie, with drip...

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New Cookbook: Rotisserie Turkey

Oct 20, 15 New Cookbook: Rotisserie Turkey

Posted by in Ramblings, Rotisserie, Things I love

Thanksgiving is showtime for home cooks. It is our time to shine, pulling out all the stops to make a feast for family and friends. I write about rotisserie turkey every year on my blog. In early November, the questions start. A few trickle in early in the month, asking about strategy and tactics. As T-Day approaches, the volume...

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Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer on Kickstarter

Oct 06, 15 Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer on Kickstarter

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Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer – please back it on Kickstarter, because I must have one. I must!

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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®

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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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Favorite Food Podcasts

Aug 04, 15 Favorite Food Podcasts

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What are my favorite food podcasts?

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Book Review: Three Many Cooks

Apr 28, 15 Book Review: Three Many Cooks

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My review of a food memoir by Three Many Cooks: Pam Anderson, Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio.

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Things I Love: 12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet

Mar 17, 15 Things I Love: 12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet

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I love heavy metal. In the kitchen, of course.

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Why Use Cast Iron?

Mar 02, 15 Why Use Cast Iron?

Posted by in Cast Iron, Ramblings, Things I love

Why use 18th century cast iron cookware in the 21st century?

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Review: Instant Pot Silicone Mitts

Jan 20, 15 Review: Instant Pot Silicone Mitts

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I gave in to gadget lust and bought the new Instant Pot IP-Smart pressure cooker; a pair of silicone mini-mitts came in the box. When I first saw them, I thought “why would I bother with those tiny things”? Side note: The new Instant Pot IP-Smart pressure cooker is the same machine as my favorite pressure cooker, the Instant Pot...

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