Let’s Make Sublime Smoked Roast Beef, Gooey Molten Lava Cakes, and Honey Glazed Grilled Butternut Squash

Smoking Beef Roast

One of my favorite things about writing for Umami is the ability to update and improve our recipes and posts as we discover new techniques, gather feedback from readers, and continue to learn and grow as cooks and writers.

In this Umami Bites, we’re featuring a completely updated piece about smoking beef roasts. From rump roast to prime rib, we’ve got everything you need to know to smoke succulent, mouthwatering, tender beef roasts.

This Smoked Roast Beef recipe is one of our earliest and by far most popular pieces, and, much like my kitchen, was in need of an update. 

What we love about smoking roasts is how the smoke deepens the beef’s natural savoriness adding an extra dimension that allows the flavors to linger.

We’re currently testing a new service from Instantcart that allows users to click on a button located under the ingredients in any recipe that automatically places them in the user’s shopping cart from the grocery store of their choice.

We’re hoping this makes it easier to find everything needed to make a recipe. We’d love to hear from folks, especially current Instantcart users, about how this feature works and if it’s helpful.

Grilled Butternut Squash with Honey Maple Glaze Recipe
The honey maple glaze creates a crispy, flavorful crust on the outside of the squash.

Here are a few of our favorite fall recipes that we love to make as the weather starts to turn cooler. A simple way to highlight the natural sweetness of butternut squash is to grill slices of it over a hot grill using a honey maple glaze to crisp up the outside.

Another of our favorite things to cook this time of year is a savory Lamb Ragu with a rich tomato sauce flavored with hints of cumin and fresh mint. It makes a lovely dinner, especially with some warm crusty bread.

With the leaves changing colors, weekends seem like they’re made for light, fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes. The simplest way we’ve found to make them is to use fresh buttermilk and the right combination of baking powder and baking soda.

Thanks as always for reading and sharing Umami.  We greatly appreciate it!

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