Smoked Beef Brisket

June 5, 2013
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For Memorial day this year, Ellen and I decided to have my family over for a BBQ. Burgers and hot dogs, steaks, chicken…it all sounds good but we want to do something a little special and different so I decide to smoke a brisket. Over the years, I have experimented with smoking this rather larger […]

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Christmas Coffee Cake

December 23, 2012
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After the carnage of opening our stocking stuffers every Christmas morning and before we started in on the presents under the tree, we would pause a bit for nourishment. That meal was always highlighted by my mother’s coffee cake. Perhaps this is where my crazy love of pastries began. Strewn with cinnamon and walnuts, served warm […]

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Diner Stack Pancakes

November 29, 2012
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  Ellen’s sister Emily came over the other morning and decided to make breakfast with us. If you have read through this blog, you know that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Not for anything mind you, but for coffee cakes, pastries and other bakery items…especially donuts. Although pancakes fall under this realm, I have never really […]

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