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Not-Your-Father’s Taco Salad

Hearing taco salad for dinner, we expected a shell bowl filled with grease and sour cream. But, this taco salad is not that taco salad.


Chicken Kebabs with a Lemon Coconut Aminos Glaze, an Ultimate Summer Food

These chicken kebabs with lemon coconut aminos glaze won the night. We served them over wholegrain rice—an ultimate summer meal.


Breaded Pork Chops Sous Vide with Tangy Mushroom Sauce

We cooked pork chops sous vide then breaded and finished them in the oven to get that crispy, crunchy crust using our faux fried technique.


Pressure Cooker Chicken Breast and Broccoli Pasta: Healthy, probably, maybe, could be

Here’s a recipe for chicken breast and broccoli sauce in the Instant Pot. The magical ingredient is the renderings from the chicken skin.


Get Festive: Shredded Chicken Tacos Using an Instant Pot

We wanted shredded chicken tacos. Our Instant Pot, per usual, handled the heavy lifting. Do not sleep on our homemade pico de gallo, though.


We favor Kansas City Cowtown Bar-B-Q Sauce on our smoked meats

Our favorite variety of barbecue sauce is Kansas City Cowtown Bar-B-Q Sauce, which is manufactured locally. It won the 2001 American Royal Barbecue Contest. That means that other people who also know barbecue, like really know barbecue, deemed it to be as fantastic as we believe it to be.


We went on spring break, invented a cocktail, and named it a Palm Springs Whiskey Sour

We visit Palm Springs every March. With all the fresh grapefruit just a pluck away, we’d be fools not to make whiskey cocktails with them. We call this one a Palms Springs Whiskey Sour.


Fried chicken without the frying but still with the chicken

With a pressure cooker and an oven, we replicated the black magic of frying. The meat remains tender and juicy while exterior gets crispy.


Crispy skin is key: Chicken Thighs, Pressure Cooked and Broiled

We adore our Instant Pot and how tender and juicy it makes chicken. But, the skin comes out limp. The solution? Broil it!


It needn’t be Thanksgiving to eat a turkey breast and gravy sandwich

We prepared turkey breast in the pressure cooker and made gravy with the stock and drippings. It made a delicious sandwich. 


Italian Macaroni and Cheese in the Pressure Cooker

We found ourselves home alone. That spells trouble. Well, at our age, trouble carries different connotations. It means that we’re going to try a cooking experiment, maybe set the house on fire, definitely dirty a lot of dishes. We’ve been craving homemade macaroni and cheese. Our significant other–God love her–has exercised her veto every time […]


So fresh and so cool: our Sweet Chili Sauce Braised Pork Shoulder Spring Rolls

Come summer, we start craving spring rolls because they’re cool, crisp and fresh. We developed this recipe for sweet braised pork shoulder spring rolls.


Shredded Chicken Jalapeno Enchilada Soup

Pressure cooker soup is something special. Recently, we made shredded chicken jalapeno enchilada soup. It was tangy, really tangy, but pleasantly tangy.


Chicken Mushroom Polenta with Roasted Butternut Squash

Polenta has a special place in our hearts. For two years, we lived in an Eastern European village where polenta served as a staple of the cuisine. They made polenta in a lot of combinations. One of our favorite all-time meals was polenta with fried pork, gravy and sheep cheese. Amazing! We’ve tried to replicate […]


Crispy Quinoa Salad and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup

We paired crispy quinoa salad with sweet potato coconut curry soup. That’s a meal that would please any red-blooded American—or someone from China or Uganda or India. Really, everyone.


If you think you can make a pork chop tastier than this one, then you’re dumb

We know that it is impossible to prepare a pork chop which is more tender, more succulent or more flavorful than a pork chop made sous vide.


Homemade ice cream is easy with the SPT KI-15 Self-Refrigerated Ice Cream Maker

Ice cream knows no season. Sure, you may harbor fond childhood memories from sweltering summer evenings of frolicking around catching fireflies while devouring a melting waffle cone. But, don’t pigeonhole this delicacy.  It tastes almost as glorious in March or November as it does in August. If you’ve never eaten homemade ice cream, we pity […]


It’s a three-minute omelet and it’s fluffy and delicious

It’s no secret that we at G@H fancy ourselves amateur chefs. We enjoy practicing technique and mastering recipes. Someday, we might become good. For now, we take pride that our food ranges from edible to highly edible. We made risotto on a recent weekend. Our guests seemed impressed. And, of course, we devoured it. But […]


This is an article about meatballs and how much we love them

Being human, we adore meatballs. Even if you’ve adopted a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, we bet that you miss the everlovin’ heck out of them. Meatballs taste so good. And, thank heavens; they’re enjoying a majestic renaissance in the culinary world. Not just for pasta and potlucks anymore, meatballs have appeared on the menus of […]


The secret to medium-rare perfection: the Sous Vide Supreme

We quite enjoy Top Chef. It’s wholesome, fun reality television. We like the competition. The food intrigues us. Tom Colicchio is just the right amount of curmudgeon. And, boy, do the chefs employ some zany techniques. Recently, while catching up on a past season, we witnessed one chef prepare the most deliciously perfect steak. It […]


Get rustic with your bread—G@H’s Honey Rosemary Bread and the Emile Henry Baking Stone

A G@H editor served in the U.S. Peace Corps. He lived two years in a rural Eastern European village. Each dawn, he awoke to the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through his windows. That’s pleasant. Very pleasant. As pleasant as pleasant can be. Our dear friend gets nostalgic. He’s tries to replicate the experience. […]


Pumpkin hummus: It’s like autumn in a dip

We snack. It’s what we do while watching sports to blunt our anxiety. We particularly enjoy hummus. Hummus is satisfying and substantial. We make it ourselves, so it’s cheap and healthy. And, hummus is highly versatile. We can mix and match ingredients and have a little fun. Besides football, pumpkin-related foods saturate our Octobers. So, […]


Here’s how we make our beer can chicken better

You make beer can chicken, right? Of course, you do. Everyone does. And, if you don’t for some strange reason, say you do. An admission otherwise will earn you a one-way ticket to ridicule and rejection. We at G@H won’t lecture you on how you should make the dish. But, kindly allow us to share […]


True patriots, like us, eat homemade peanut butter

We’re Americans, so we love peanut butter. We lived two years in a rural Eastern European village. Know what food we missed most? Buffalo wings. They’re so, so good. But, this article isn’t about Buffalo wings. It’s about peanut butter. We missed peanut butter too—probably third or fourth most. Now stateside, we consume tons of […]


Covet summer’s spice all year with homemade hot sauce

This summer, we grew a ton of Thai dragon peppers. We add them to almost everything—salsa, hummus, pasta sauce, oatmeal. Not oatmeal. That was a joke. A lame joke. Autumn has fallen upon us. With temperatures dropping, we must harvest and use all of our peppers. But, that doesn’t mean we should let winter destroy […]


Creamy Spinach Dip that Packs Some Heat

Ask anyone who knows us: our personalities are somewhat obsessive. Right now, we’re leaning heavily on our Blendtec Blender. It does everything. Well, actually, it only does one thing. It blends, but it blends really, really well. And, blending things is fun. We enjoy making dips because we enjoy eating dips. Our friends, they too […]


It’s BLT season. Partake.

If you’re not a having a BLT a week with all these fresh tomatoes, well, God, Jed, I don’t even want to know you. As you can see, we added some extra sharp cheddar cheese to ours.. We guess it’s a BLTC. Or a BLTESCC. Or something. Whatever; it’s delicious. Normally, when posting food, G@H […]


If you can’t eat ‘em, dry ‘em

Color us merry gentlemen. In the garden, August is like Christmas. But, unlike that celebration, we get to collect gifts every day throughout August. The peppers, the tomatoes, the cucumbers—with a little care and attention, they just keep a-coming. Last spring, ambition coursed through our veins as we endeavored to grow all of our tomatoes […]


Savory French Toast

Some skills are essential for the gentleman’s toolkit. The ability to cook an excellent breakfast always impresses. French toast reigns supreme among morning entrees because it (1.) tastes marvelous, (2.) requires little culinary magic, and (3.) allows you to revive otherwise semi-stale bread. As with life, we at G@H like to spice up traditional French […]


Sour Cream Banana Bread in the Bread Machine

Let’s be clear: this isn’t the banana bread you instinctively think of when you hear banana bread. That’s cake. This ain’t cake. It’s bread with banana as an ingredient. The banana and sour cream combine to form a moist, spongy texture. Those craving light and fluffy should look elsewhere. This bread is dense. It’s not […]


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We’re busy, so we Lekue’d dinner tonight

Followers of G@H know that we enjoy cooking and eating. When obligations limit our time to do the former, though, we must still do the latter. Making a good meal fast isn’t easy. Or, at least, it wasn’t easy until we discovered the Lekue Steam Case. This silicone contraption steams meats and vegetables in their […]


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Spinach is for drinking: G@H’s month-long green smoothie challenge

It’s early in 2014. Healthy living still preoccupies people, including us at G@H.  But, really, our interest stretches beyond the New Year. Although we aren’t old, we’re getting older.  We think more about our food. We try to eat better—mostly because we don’t want to buy new pants but also because we see food differently. […]


G@H’s Wheat Almond Milk Bread

A gentleman should embrace his artisanal side whether it be in the workshop or the kitchen. We at G@H love fresh bread and believe that a bread machine, though not essential, is a handy appliance for the modern gentleman. Carb count all you want. We refuse to live without bread, pizza, pretzels and pasta – […]


Win Life with Lime Cilantro Hummus

We at G@H invest too much time, effort and money into our home not to open it to others. We host. We’re hosts. And when friends stop by to wet their whistles, catch a football game, or engage in enlightened conversation, well, we have a moral obligation to feed them. Here’s an easy recipe for […]