Poppyseed Bread

If you make this recipe, there is a good chance that you will eat it all in one sitting. It is perfectly sweet with a soft center and a crunchy glaze on the outside. It can be made into small loafs or into a bundt cake and is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert.

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Sriracha from Scratch

After growing a Thai Chili plant this last summer, I had hundreds of these extremely spicy peppers left over. I wanted to preserve them so I used my food dehydrator to dry them. You can also buy them already dried and very cheap at most grocery stores. Granted, it is probably much easier to just buy a bottle of Sriracha Sauce but I promise you that the “made from scratch” version is much better.

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The Perfect Brine and the Science behind it

When it comes to brining, there are multiple theories about how it works. First, I will attempt to logically disprove some common myths about brining. Then, I will use my background in chemistry, anatomy and physiology to construct an accurate theory.

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How to make the Perfect Prime Rib

Prime rib is one of the most tender and flavorful cuts of steak if cooked properly. It is from the loin or back muscles of the cow and can officially include only the 6th through the 12th ribs. Therefore, the largest prime rib available is 7 ribs. The traditional rule of thumb is to have about one rib per person but in my experience, a 7 rib roast is enough for at least 10 people. This particular 7 rib roast weighed in at 18 lbs.

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How to make Tabasco sauce

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The worlds most famous hot sauce can easily be made at home. It only takes 3 months to grow the peppers and 6 months to ferment them. Or... you can go buy a bottle for $5, but that’s not nearly as much fun!

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