Pressure Cooker Mexican Pork Stew With Summer Vegetables

I learned about the “Three Sisters” - corn, squash, and beans - on my trip to Oaxaca earlier this year. These three crops were the basis of pre-Hispanic Mexican agriculture. They work together as they grew, providing nutrients, shelter, and protection to each other ....more

Year Six of DadCooksDinner

A little voice inside my head said: “Don’t look back. You can never look back.”Don Henley, Boys of Summer On August 20th 2008, I posted for the first time, wondering if anyone would ever read what I wrote. Here I am, six years and 844 posts later, with another year of DadCooksDinner behind me ....more

PicOfTheWeek: Showing off Rotisserie Chicken

PicOfTheWeek: Showing off a rotisserie chicken before dinner. (And...boy, do I need a shave...)Recipe here: Rotisserie Chicken with Knob Creek Maple Glaze ...more

Cooking Dinner Every Night Is a Chore

It’s easy to cook celebration meals. They’re fun! Working on a leisurely Sunday dinner, a cookout in the back yard with friends, or a holiday feast - these all remind me how much I love to cook.Weeknight meals? ...more

Please Support the Grill Canopy Kickstarter

The Grill Canopy is a KickStarter campaign for a better grill cover. Easy on, easy off, rests in a bracket that attaches to the side of your grill when it's not in use.Even better? It was designed by Canadians ....more

Pan Grilled New Potatoes

I love roasted new potatoes, creamy on the inside, with browned, crisp edges. Summer is new potato time, when they start to show up at the farmers’ market and in my CSA box. I already have the grill lit - it is summer after all - so I like to pan-roast new potatoes on my grill.My CSA started sharing new potatoes this week, finally ....more

PicOfTheWeek: Making Hamburger Patties

I know, I know, I can do it by hand. But my lumpy, misshapen hamburgers don't look good enough for blog pictures, so I broke down and bought a hamburger press ....more

Rotisserie Chicken with Tex-Mex Rub

I'm working on my next cookbook.Whoops. That's supposed to be a secret. But I'm getting so close!Rotisserie Chicken Grilling is coming soon - I'll let you know the details as it gets closer to release ....more

Ten steps to Rotisserie Grilling

I love my rotisserie. It turns out better roasts than any other method I’ve tried.Get it? Turns? ...more

PicOfTheWeek: Spice Rubbed Chicken

PicOfTheWeek: Spice Rubbed Chicken - testing recipes for my next cookbook. (And, you know, making dinner.) ...more