Author: Mark Hinds

Classic American Tacos

This taco recipe is one of my favorite comfort foods. We regularly make up a batch of taco meat and keep it in the fridge for quick lunches and dinners.

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Taco Meat

This versatile taco meat recipe is simple to make and can be used in tacos, burritos, nachos, and enchiladas.

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Ancho Chili Rubbed Chicken

Making ancho chili rubbed chicken on the grill brings its southwest flavors alive with crispy skin and a sweet tangy BBQ sauce that make this chicken truly finger lickin’ good.

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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is a staple ingredient in many cocktail recipes and is worth keeping on hand if you like mixing cocktails at home.

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Better Than Sex Cake

Better than Sex Cake is a sinful dessert with questionable intentions that gets to know you with a little devil’s food cake, pours on the caramel, and finishes everything off with a little whip cream.

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Persimmon Pudding

With its warm fall flavors, a hint of cinnamon, and creamy texture this persimmon pudding recipe is a delicious dessert everyone should try.

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Killer White Rice

This white rice recipe has a couple of twists to create killer white rice with great flavor and texture that keeps your rice from being boring and bland.

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Sous Vide Duck Breast

A great way to cook perfectly medium-rare duck breasts is to cook them sous vide. The advantage of cooking duck sous vide is how easy it is to cook the breasts evenly while keeping them tender and juicy.

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Turkey Neck Gravy

This turkey neck gravy recipe is a simple way to make gravy when you’re grilling or smoking a turkey and don’t have any pan drippings.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes with warm maple syrup are a great way to start the morning. This recipe creates light golden-brown pancakes with a hint of cinnamon.

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Maple Whipped Cream

Maple whipped cream adds a subtle maple flavor to your desserts. This recipe only takes a few minutes and is delicious on cakes, crisps, pies, pancakes, etc.

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Homemade Turkey Stock

One of the best ways to use a leftover turkey is to make homemade turkey stock. Making your own stock lets you get everything you can from the turkey and helps improve the flavor of soups and stews.

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How to Get Through the Holidays Without Talking About the Election

Having just finished one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, lots of people are going to be coming down with something to avoid spending the holidays talking about politics. So how do we get through the holidays without someone brandishing a turkey leg or having people challenge each other to snowballs at ten paces?

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Grilled Turkey with Fresh Herbs

A delicious way to cook a turkey is on the grill with fresh herbs. The secrets to this grilled turkey recipe are brining it overnight to add moisture and flavor and using indirect heat to cook the turkey evenly.

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Italian Lentil Soup

This Italian Lentil soup recipe makes a hearty winter soup full of delicious vegetables and a scrumptious Italian sausage made with turkey that brings everything together.

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Maple Frango

Maple Frango is a frozen, creamy dessert, where the tanginess of greek yogurt contrasts with the sweetness of real maple syrup, and toasted pecans round out the texture and flavors.

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Smokehouse Potato Salad

The flavors in this smokehouse potato salad recipe come from a smoky mayonnaise and bacon that are perfect for good BBQ or anything from the grill.

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Smoky Mayonnaise

Smoky mayonnaise is a great way to bring a garlicky, smoky flavor to potato salads, roast beef sandwiches, and burgers. This homemade smoky mayo recipe gets its tasty flavors from smoked paprika, garlic, and apple cider vinegar.

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Rusty Nail

With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting.

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Bacon Infused BBQ Ribs

Using thick strips of bacon to infuse barbecue ribs with bacony goodness creates tender ribs with a rich, smoky flavor. What makes this Bacon Infused BBQ Rib recipe even better is when the ribs are paired with homemade Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

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Pan Fried Trout with Lemon and Capers

This Pan Fried Trout with Lemon and Capers recipe is a delicious way to prepare trout or any other mild, white fish. This piccata-style recipe also works for chicken, veal, and pork scallopini.

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Whole Roasted Brussel Sprouts

A simple way to create an eye-popping presentation is to serve roasted Brussels sprouts still on the stalk. The secret to this roasted Brussel sprouts recipe is how olive oil, lemon juice, and honey add flavor as the sprouts roast.

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Bacon Bourbon BBQ Burgers

This Bacon Bourbon BBQ Burger recipe rocks out with just the right combination of bacon and burger that gets its delicious flavors from a tangy Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

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Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce

What more can you ask from a BBQ sauce recipe then combining bacon and bourbon into a smooth, tangy BBQ sauce with a touch of pepper on the finish.

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