Category Archives: Cooking

My Sausage-Making Adventure Begins

Breakfast Sausage. It’s not just a good way to begin the day, but also a good way to begin my sausage-making career. Or so says my Home Sausage Making book. I think my desire to make sausage came out of … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pizza and UK Lagers

The time had arrived to topple another food challenge from my 101 things list: Stuffed Pizza. I think stuffed pizza has a sort of mystique. That might be because it’s different than your average pizza–not every restaurant does it. And … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Meal: Baby Back Ribs

Just a quick post to catch up on our Christmas meal, which furthered my Red Sage Cookthrough efforts. Our Christmas meals typically involve elaborate cooking, which usually means the meat is still on the bone. A favorite in years past … Continue reading

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Easy Cheese: Making Cream Cheese at Home

For my unbirthday Amanda was kind enough to start me on my journey of cheese by buying me the Basic Hard Cheese Kit from the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. One of my 101 goals is to make cheese at … Continue reading

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Stuffed Burgers and European Lagers

One of my many fond memories of Portland, Oregon, was our trip to McMenamin’s Kennedy School, which included a very tasty stout and a burger stuffed with cheese. I had never had such a burger before, so it found its … Continue reading

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The Great American Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Starring (in no particular order): Amanda and Chuck I don’t mean to be a turkeyday grinch, but as far back as I can remember I’ve never truly loved the bird! It’s not that I think turkey tastes bad, just that … Continue reading

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