How to Make Homemade Pastrami (a.k.a Smoked Meat)

Ok, enough with all those travel and event posts.  Time for an actual food-from-scratch post!  Pastrami!  This is one definitely one of our favorite dishes!  In New York where I’m from (Mid-Hudson Valley) there’s nothing like a good pastrami sandwich from a proper deli.  Head to Montreal and Quebec City and you’ll find it’s calledContinue reading “How to Make Homemade Pastrami (a.k.a Smoked Meat)”

Baked Ham with Apple Cider Glaze

Baked ham.  A staple of the Christmas season.  You see one at almost every party you attend, usually a spiral cut ham for easy servings, with a small dish of mustard next to it.  By the time Christmas rolls around you’re sick of it.  Unless of course you’re my wife.  Cheryl loves ham.  And byContinue reading “Baked Ham with Apple Cider Glaze”

Meat on a Stick: Lamb Kebabs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

It’s almost Opening Day here in Wrigleyville and the temperature has cooled off a bit from last week but that’s ok, it’s still grilling spring training weather.  By the time summer does roll around I’ll be in mid-season form.  These lamb kebabs are one of the first things I ever grilled for Cheryl, showing herContinue reading “Meat on a Stick: Lamb Kebabs with Mint Yogurt Sauce”