Pizza on the Grill!

Fun, easy and delicious.  Give it a shot. The critical steps/keys are in CAPS below. Plan Buy (or make) a good quality pizza dough (not a pre-made crust). Generally will come frozen. Make sure to defrost in plenty of time but keep refrigerated until ready to use. You will need pizza sauce (tomato based is the obvious choice but a light white sauce (bechamel), BBQ, whatever will work, cheese (regular mozzarella is ideal but feel free to experiment--keep in mind that hard cheeses, including Parmesan, don't melt well and aren't ideal for pizza), olive oil, garlic, Italian herbs and whatever proteins/veg/toppings you want to use. Prep PRE-HEAT YOUR GRILL ON HIGH--ALL BURNERS (If you are using charcoal, you will want to keep the coals on one [...]

Pizza on the Grill!2020-05-08T18:36:10+00:00

Philosophy on Recipes

I will add recipes here from time to time, hopefully weekly. You might not have everything you need to make each one on hand now, but certainly can plan for later on your next grocery safari :). My basic philosophy on recipes: I think recipes are fantastic! Someone else has tried, tested and tasted things already. And in today’s world, we get the feedback of reviews from others who have tried them. HOWEVER, they are just a starting point. Don’t be afraid to improvise, modify, add (or subtract) based on what you know you like. This is especially true when it comes to seasonings and spices—you no how spicy or bland you like things, you know what you like together…I tend to find most recipes are [...]

Philosophy on Recipes2020-04-22T18:01:15+00:00

Week of 4/20/2020-ARROZ CON POLLO

Week of 4/20-Arroz con Pollo I first learned how to make this from my Mom (a really fine cook) who used a recipe from a 1947 Duncan Hines cookbook! This recipe is an amalgamation of various I have tried over the years. Recipe: Arroz con Pollo (serves 4) 3 steps: Prep/Cook/Serve Whatchaneed: Prep: (Mise en Place-basically French for “get everything ready so you aren’t scrambling anything but eggs”) ? Equipment Cutting board A medium size bowl Your favorite knife/A good chef’s knife A large, heavy Dutch oven or other pot- Staub, Le Creuset are great but any heavy pot that will hold everything (min. 6 quart?—if you don’t have one that large, just cut the recipe down) (Yeah, there is some math involved…see, your 4th grade [...]

Week of 4/20/2020-ARROZ CON POLLO2020-04-22T18:04:46+00:00