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  1. joec

    Norco Stove Top Smoker - Brisket

    As promise here is my first real attempt with the Norco Stove top smoker. I found for some reason it works for about 10 minutes on both of my induction then gives me an error.. So I did it in the oven which also works fine. I set the oven for 205 deg and went with it for 30 min. then removed it...
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    Mama calling Mama

    I just wanted to say I tried your dirty rice recipe using Jimmy Dean Hot Pork sausage (I like it a bit hot). All I can say is Wow, excellent recipe and will become my standard from now on. I posted the recipe below for those that hadn't seen it as it was posted about the time you joined if I...
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    Please add Tapatalk to forum

    Well the title sums it up Doc. Lately most of my time is spent away from my computer leaving me on a tablet or phone. Your forums are the only ones I have to access through the browser which is slow. Thanks for considering lt.
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    Zucchini Gratin

    Well I got the first zucchini off the bush in my yard this week. It was a bit large being 18" long, about 4.5" dia. at the widest part of the fruit and at the smallest end about 3" in dia. It weighed close to 4 lbs. It was really hidden in the bush and didn't notice it or would of picked it much...
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    Something new I tried recently

    Now these are called Hasselback Baked Potatoes and I started with these 4 recipes combined. I made them with a steak and they are good to say the least. Each method is a different recipe however the ingredients and cooking instructions are all dead on for the amount made. I use a garlic butter...
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    Saw they opened a Trader Joe here last weekend

    I went to see my doctor this morning since I've had flu like symptoms for well over a month. At any rate not too serious as it is walking phenomia and is treatable with antibiotics. Well back on story I see they had a grand opening this weekend for 2 new Trader Joe's locally. One is beer/wine...
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    Question about Ziploc vacuum system

    I just got one of these and looks pretty good. It was given to me as a gift but I've never used it until I looked at it today. It is about 18" wide so it can seal a pretty big bag. Any input would be helpful.
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    Interesting article on US Eggs and European Eggs

    I found this really interesting though I haven't been to Europe since the 80's and really didn't pay much attention at that time. It basically spells out why US eggs can't be sold in Europe and visa versa...
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    Finally after 20 years I found it

    Well as a kid growing up my grandmother used to make the best spaghetti and meat balls I've ever had regardless of where. Well I did get her sauce recipe committed to memory however never could match her meat balls until last weekend. I guess because I though there was more to it than there was...
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    I have picked up a kind of a new cooking hobby

    As the titles says which is liking to try various alcohol beverages from Beer to hard Liquor for cooking. I've had a bottle of Laird's Applejack now for a long time in my pantry which I have no idea what to do with. So I started searching and found a Recipe page by Laird's on the web dedicated...
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    Has anyone looked at the lunch menu for the inauguration today?

    All I can say is WOW that is a heck of a lunch. I downloaded all the official recipes and none can't be made at home nor hard to find ingredients either. Here is the list of the courses and wines below: First course: Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce Sautéed Spinach Sweet...
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    The feral cat saga continues

    Well most of you know my wife and I run a self storage facility in Lexington Kentucky. Well since we have been here there have been a couple of feral cats that have hung around here. Well we have put out food but never could get any of them with more than a few feet until the last litter born...
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    Memorial Day meals

    Mine is pretty straight forward really. I'm got about 6 racks of ribs going in the smoker about 12 today. Made some stuff yesterday for today as it is better when allowed to sit in the fridge overnight. But have my beans about to go in the oven shortly. Of course I made the Jack's Peach BBQ...
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    A possible new member to our family

    I recently lost my Russian Blue cat due to kidney failure which was my Shadow. Well we searched around for another and found this lovely creature. Hopefully we will hit it off like Shadow and I did as she seems to have the same type of personality. At any rate she is a 6 year old shelter cat...
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    Another new great grand child

    Well not my first great grand child (actually my 6th) though the first girl. Elizabeth Dawn was born at 9:19 CT in Louisiana and weighted 6 lbs 7 oz. This was my grand daughters 3 child and the last according to her. I might add looking at the last picture she has her mother's attitude with the...
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    A Cactus Salsa - Historical

    Now this comes right from old late 1800 cook books and was listed at the CAS Historical Society. I found it both interesting when I read it as very good tasting. Nopales Salsa: 1 pineapple, cleaned, quartered, grilled, chopped ~1 lbs Nopales, cleaned, quartered, grilled, chopped (cactus) 2...
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    Free weekend on Showtime starting now.

    Ok if you have DirecTV (not sure about cable or other satellite systems) you get Showtime free till 12 PM Sunday night. Tonight they have the Tom Cruise movie called Valkyrie starting at 6PM followed by Inglorious Bastards at 8:15 PM. Tomorrow night is Twilight: Blue Moon Rising. Just a...
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    Now I've seen the ultimate gadget

    I just saw this on TV and thought to myself now how tough is it to crack and egg? Really. :yum:
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    My weekend get away/family reunion

    Well as I told you all a while back we got a call to setup a log cabin in Pigeon Forge Tennessee a while back for the amazing price of $150 for 2 nights and 3 days. Ok first off my wife dealt with this and it was her idea to get friends and family to come at the same time. Ok we drove the 200+...
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    Directv's Cook Channel

    I have caught this a couple of times this last week and today. I noticed they have the original Julia Child and Graham Kerr shows on. Hopefully they will eventually play some of the old Jeff Smith and Martin Yan shows with a few other real cooking shows. It is Cook at 232 on DirecTv and don't...