US Bakes of America: Cake week guidelines

Original brief: Create a cake modeled on the classic Boston Cream Pie. You must complete the bake in 3 hour, whereupon you will place your cake into the refrigerator for an hour before slicing. Centerpiece brief: Create an impressive decorated cake with at least two tiers. You must use a batter that forms a light … Continue reading US Bakes of America: Cake week guidelines

Cherrywood-smoked pork chops with garlic pomegranate glaze and smoky veggies

Daddy Alsum found a charcoal water smoker for less than $20 when we were buying a couple things for home improvements. After he twisted my arm decently, we went home with our new cooking setup. After curing it and preseasoning it, we fired up our smoker as we began a new adventure in homemade deep … Continue reading Cherrywood-smoked pork chops with garlic pomegranate glaze and smoky veggies

​Pacific Northwest Wing Things with Buffalo bleu dip

In the spirit of Chicken Wing Day (which is officially celebrated this Saturday on July 29th), I have developed a recipe that mirrors the sentiment in the story of the first Buffalo wings. As legend has it, Teresa Bellisimo needed to put together a large dinner unexpectedly and all she had on hand was undesirable … Continue reading ​Pacific Northwest Wing Things with Buffalo bleu dip