You guys know that I love Tillamook Cheese. I have dreams that someday they will invite me to tour, talk, and sample all of there stuff but until then I am just happy that they give me special perks for you guys once in awhile — remember the free cheese coupons last fall? Well, I was invited to create a unique cheeseburger with Tillamook sliced cheddar and post a special coupon offer for my readers! Continue reading
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Tri-tip steak has just recently hit the tastebuds of the general population, although it was furtively consumed by the food illuminati for years. This particular cut of meat was usually considered scrap – used for ground meat, soups, and commercial foods. You might be able to find it in the market but not often.
Well, a few years ago the secret was out and tri-tip hit restaurants, food programs and the best of the cooking magazines. Even so, you don’t see a lot of information about it on the Internet and find it rarely in anything but specialty cookbooks. It isn’t because it is expensive and it certainly isn’t because it is difficult to cook. I think it is because the guys in butcher shop want to keep it for themselves. Continue reading
Summer is almost over. Here in Texas the 100 degree temps have hung on — sort of like trying to give a cat a bath… you know — they cling to whatever part of you they can get their claws into.
We know that the heat will be gone soon, though. While I won’t be sorry that it is gone, and it will be nice to be able to walk barefoot on the driveway without hearing the soles of my feet sizzle like bacon in an iron skillet, the foods of summer will be missed.
This recipe for grilled pork loin chops and peaches is a delightful way to say goodbye to warm weather and those fresh flavors.
The chops are rubbed with a combination of cinnamon, smoked paprika, cloves, and just a touch of sugar for that beautiful, crispy sear on the outside of the meat. Continue reading