Cowboy Ribeye Love

Cowboy Ribeye Love | I kissed Kristy over a pile of Legos. We were 9. It was one of the greatest days of my life. But what the heck does that have anything to do with a food blog post on a Thursday night? Two decades later? Well let me tell ya. Kristy loved steak. For some weird reason, I’ve always remembered that about her. She always loved steak during our summers in Cape Cod.

This one’s for you my Lego lover.

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Steak Derek

Steak Derek | People often ask me, “So Derek, what would you cook for yourself if you could make absolutely anything?” The answer: this recipe. Divulging the secrets to our favorite dish is not something we take lightly, but since it’s the season of sharing (wait, it’s only February), we thought there was no time like the present. So please enjoy this super early Christmas gift.  

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Braised Beef Cheek Carbonara

Braised Beef Cheek Carbonara | It’s time to get cheeky! We’re not kidding. We should all be cooking with more cheek. Why? Once you braise cheeks low & slow and break down the muscle tissue, you get deep, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth meat heaven. Don’t be scared of cheeks. Don’t read too much into them, because once you get over the hump and try them, I guarantee your appreciation for food will change forever. It really is something to behold and if you’re going to branch out and try just one of our recipes, we implore you to take the leap with this one. I mean, how could you wrong with pasta? 

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Marry Me Short Rib Tacos

Marry Me Short Rib Tacos | Let me just begin by saying that not many things put a smile on my face more than these tacos do. But it’s not just me, they put a smile on a lot of people’s faces. That’s why we call these “marry me” tacos, because every time we make them, we get marriage proposals. Not kidding. They are the most requested thing we make and our go-to game day recipe. So if you are hosting a super bowl party this year, make these, and you’ll be throwing parties for many more Roman numerals to come.

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Bubble & Squeak Burgers

Bubble & Squeak Burgers | Just stop reading this blog right now, because we are 99.9% positive we will never make anything better than this. Like, never. It’s that good. It’s rare that we brag about our food, but this is our Mona Lisa. It’s so indulgent, it’s like rolling a joint in a trillion dollar bill (cue Google’s SEO penalty). But you know what? It’s so worth it, and quite frankly, this recipe is just a healthy reminder of how much fun cooking can be. 

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Broiler Ribeye + Sweet Garlic Spread

Broiler Ribeye + Sweet Garlic Spread | What amazing kitchen tool does almost every home cook have but never use? Their oven broiler. Too many home cooks are frankly terrified of it and think their house will burst into a flame ball by simply turning it on. The truth is there is a reason all your favorite steakhouses cook steak under a broiler, and if you just follow the correct steps you can cook the perfect steak at home too.

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Prairie Meatloaf + Gochujang Sauce

Prairie Meatloaf + Gochujang Sauce | The old guy on the Quaker Oats container used to creep me out (still does), so when my mom used to mix his oats into her meatloaf recipe, I was running for the hills. It was one scary dinner let me tell ya. But I knew one day when I grew up, I was going give the creep the boot and devise a meatloaf that would make up for all those years of turmoil. This time it was personal. No more Mr. Quaker Oats.

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Heartburn Chili Sloppy Joes

Heartburn Chili Sloppy Joes | It’s official. I just renamed Bruin, “Chili”, because this chili recipe has stolen a place in my burning heart. It’s so good, yet so bad for you, but who cares at this point. It’s October. By far the best month of the year. Football is already here. The World Series is in full swing. Winter is coming. How can you not love this month. So this is a tribute to all the October chili lovers out there…don’t wait to make this one.   

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Hong Kong Filet + Hot Ghee

Hong Kong Filet + Hot Ghee | I got an idea. Let’s make steak a little different. Let’s make it even more awesome by pairing it with a unique side and condiment – with flavors that people won’t expect to see in a steak dish. It will set us apart and have people talking. It…

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Greek Bailout Dinner

Greek Bailout Dinner | Oh Greece. You won’t get this meal coming out of your ATM either, but at least it’s easy on your wallet and takes as little effort as possible in the kitchen. It’s your perfect “bailout” dinner.

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Short Rib Meatball Madness

Short Rib Meatball Madness | I’m a grown man who has watched the movie Sunny with a Chance of Meatballs way too many times. It’s embarrassing. For those of you who don’t know, it’s an animated kid’s movie about food falling from the sky. Let’s just chalk up my movie preference to the fact that I just really really like real-life meatballs. And that’s because they are made with this recipe! 

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