Category Archives: What’s For Dinner?


UPC’s Fig-Paste Slathered 8-Hour Ribs 1

UPC’s Fig-Paste Slathered 8-Hour Ribs I didn’t sleep well last night, and I don’t really know why. I’m not usually concerned with my sleep for two reasons: 1. I always sleep well. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always sleep long enough! But when I sleep, it’s always good, quality, restful sleep. I’m the “Asleep […]

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What’s for dinner? Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce 3

UPC’s Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce It’s meat-sauce season! Being Italian, my blood runs red with Meat Sauce – it’s as important to me and my cold-weather sanity as running and swimming are to my warm-weather sanity! I honestly can’t imagine (or don’t want to – there’s no meaningful difference here) going a year without […]


Slow-Cooker Smoked Prosciutto Wrapped Cornish Game Hen 5

UPC’s Slow-Cooker Smoked Prosciutto Wrapped Cornish Game Hen Did you get all that? Now say it three times fast! Did you even manage to finish the first time before stumbling over the words? Because I didn’t, and it’s my own recipe! I have been using my recently perfected Slow-Cooker Smoked Meat recipe quite often. I’ll […]

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What’s For Dinner? Caramelized Orange Peel Chicken Stew 1

UPC‘s Caramelized Orange Peel Chicken Stew The Chicken Soup craze continues! Craze, in fact, in general continues! Today makes my second day in a row without a suit. People are starting to notice, and it’s quite amusing. I’m having random co-workers come up to me with comments like “So, we finally broke you, huh?” and […]


What’s For Dinner? Ginger Chicken Soup

UPC’s Ginger Chicken Soup There are a million varieties of chicken soup. That’s an accurate count, too, I think. Actually, if anything, I’m underestimating. There are probably at least 1 million and 1 varieties. At least. In fact, my wife and I end up with a new variety of chicken soup almost every night. Lately, […]

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What’s For Dinner? – Basil, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

UPC’s Basil, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms Inspiration can come from a lot of different places, for a lot of different things. I love it when inspiration strikes me, and I am most definitely the kind of guy who will pull over to the side of the road to take a picture or write […]


What’s For Dinner? Baked Vegetable-Mustard-Marinade Chicken

UPC’s Vegetable Mustard Marinade Chicken I’ve had a hectic couple of days! On Sunday I wrote what I had hoped would be a rousing response to a comment I received on a “4 Steps to Successfully Eating Out” post I wrote many months ago. I called my response “Am I Really Allergic To Wheat?” It’s […]

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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 good news (other than that […]


Chicken Soup for the… Just Chicken Vegetable Soup

Just Chicken Vegetable Soup I hope you enjoyed the post title! I had fun with that. I also had a short story all thought up to go with the title, and I thought it was pretty funny at the time. Unfortunately, all I can remember right now is that I thought up a story and […]

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What’s For Dinner? Slab Bacon and Steak Heaped with Caramelized Onions

Slab Bacon, Steak Heaped with Caramelized Onions, and Avocado If your mouth is watering just looking at that picture, you’re not alone. As much as I enjoyed the food, looking at it is almost as good – believe it or not! I had had a hard day at work, as had my wife. We were […]