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 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 […]

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  Pork Fingers I like finger food as much as the next guy. Really, I do. Finger food is probably featured in at least one meal per day. Every day. It’s just incredibly satisfying to eat a meal with my fingers. So, I have a huge amount of respect for […]


Smoked Kebab Salad and a Tribute

A Tribute. Lately it seems like I am tired all the time. I come home tired. I flop down on my couch after a workout, preparing and eating dinner, and wish that I had the energy to write. I wake up in the morning tired, barely buoyed by the prospect […]

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Guest Post Recipe: Eggs In A Nest 3

Today I am so excited!! I know that I rarely put up a post on the weekend, but that could change if you all follow suit with this reader… One of my regular readers (Gary) sent this along to me, and it is just so great looking, and filled me […]


Cocoa Slow-Cooked Pork Chops With Baked Vegetables 9

UPC’s Cocoa Slow-Cooked Pork Chops With Baked Vegetables The dark, rich flavor of the cocoa soaks in to the red meat leaving the flavor of the meal rich with cocoa. Combining the rich, deep earthy aromas of the Cocoa Slow-Cooked Pork Chops with the baked vegetables is a great way […]

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What’s For Dinner? Slow-Cooked Smoked Babyback Ribs

UPC’s Slow-Cooked Smoked Babyback Ribs I’ve been slowly but surely refining my basic process for cooking up a “Smoked” meat dish, in the comfort of your own home using a slow-cooker or crock pot. I consider these ribs to be the final proof of the process for that. So the […]


Roasted Mushroom Pulled Pork – A Weekend Meal Stash!

UPC’s Pulled Pork The weather last night was icky, cool, and wet. Naturally, that made it perfect for me to go out and play in the rain!! And, of course, while I was playing in the rain, I was attempting another one of my “What’s For Dinner?” meals in the […]

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What’s For Lunch? Return of the Hot & Cold Salad!

UPC’s Hot & Cold Salad: Can a winter favorite become a summer favorite too? Yesterday was a long day for me. I got up early and went to the local track for a hard workout with a bunch of my friends. And as if that workout wasn’t challenging enough on […]


What’s For Dinner? Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Mango

I had a slow morning this morning, and a slow day all day. Everything about it was slow. The weather was stunningly beautiful, and because it’s that sunny day between two major rain storms, people around me seemed to be more interested in enjoying the weather than anything else. And […]

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What’s For Lunch? – A “Rich” Spring Salad

My wife will cry when she sees this photo – there’s something about the plastic containers that just drive her aesthetic senses mad! Despite that, this is not the first time I’ve posted a plastic container on one of my photos. Nor, likely, will it be the last time. To […]