How Would UPC Do It?


Barbecue on the 4th! 1

¬†Barbecue on the 4th Last year on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, I sat out on my deck¬†in the late morning with some Bulletproof Coffee and watched as a lazy haze of smoke floated by. “Barbecue is starting” I thought to myself Idly, as I started […]

7415 BBQ Cutting

Stir thoroughly.

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Ginger Chicken 4

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Ginger Chicken What a roller-coaster life has been for me these past few weeks! Months, even… Everything has been amazingly good, but equally taxing! There are some stories to tell you, but I’ll have to get to the slowly. Right now, I feel like my writing to you […]


Open Fire Grilling 4

Open Fire Grilling There’s something elemental about an open fire. And no, I’m not trying to be ironic here. It’s a magical thing; which, yes, started civilization, and all that. But to me it’s much more immediate. To me, fire draws me in, it captivates me. Fire, perhaps because of […]

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SteakAndPotatoes

What’s For Dinner? Steak & Sweet Potato Steak Fries 9

UPC’s Steak Fries Have you ever wondered what “Steak Fries” actually means? A quick internet search will bring up all sorts of different baked potato-fry recipes. You’ll see the skinny-cut that restaurants most often serve all the way through the thick-cut home-fry style steak fries. My question, every time I […]


What’s For Dinner? Slow-Cooked Beef Picadillo

UPC’s version of Beef Picadillo: Slow-Cooked with Olives and Raisins! Every once in a while, while my wife and I are playing the “what do you want for dinner?” game, we agree immediately on what we want. That happened last night. I asked, as I so often do, “What do […]

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Quick Chicken Tagine

I was reading the recent Travel and Leisure – Food Edition and stumbled on a picture of a Chicken Tagine served at a gas station in Morocco. The picture caption indicated that it may be the best gas station food you will ever eat – and I believe it! Not […]


Mac And Cheese, UPC Style, Take One!

Close, but no cigar… Looks right! Great color, great photographic texture… The flavor is close – really close. But I’m not there just yet. I will have to do some experimenting with spicing in order to land on this just right. And the texture is close too – but like […]

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