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Men and Cooking

77 % of the chefs in restaurants in the US are men. So why do so many men either hate, avoid or just stink at cooking? To me the reasons are simple – either they just don’t want to learn how to cook or they are intimidated by anything more than simple grilling of steaks. Click on "Men and Cooking" to keep reading this.

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Simple Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

This is a re-post from last year. It is a quick and easy way to enjoy grilled salmon. As summer approaches, we tend to break out the grill, and cook big hunks of meat, chicken and seafood.  Although grilling for some is a year-round experience, summer is unofficially the start of Grilling Season. Most men…… Continue reading Simple Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

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Brining and Grilling

I recently posted an article on Butterflying and Grilling a whole chicken (https://cookingsecretsformen.com/2019/06/26/grilled-butterflied-chicken/), and casually mentioned something about a brining article would be posted soon. Well it’s now soon, so here is my take on brining. The process of brining is not hard to do, just takes a little time and planning. You can’t decide…… Continue reading Brining and Grilling

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Ten Chimney’s Event – Addendum

I wanted to follow up on the Garden Party at Ten Chimney’s which I catered. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that I prepared a wonderful buffet meal for the event and the food was received very well. The bad news is the actual event was cancelled due to extreme high…… Continue reading Ten Chimney’s Event – Addendum

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10 Chimney’s Catering Menu

The Ten Chimney’s (http://www.tenchimneys.org/) Garden Party is scheduled for Thursday July 18 and we have settled on the menu for the event. The following photos are not the actual food, as we will wait until closer to the event to prepare the meal, which is a buffet. We will start with cocktails and appetizers at…… Continue reading 10 Chimney’s Catering Menu

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Grilled Butterflied Chicken

Butterflied chicken (or spatchcocked chicken), just means cutting out the backbone so that the chicken lies flat, and in turn, cooks faster and more evenly. Grilled bone-in chicken, is best cooked over indirect heat and then finished over higher heat to crisp the skin. It is hard to do with a whole chicken because inevitably,…… Continue reading Grilled Butterflied Chicken

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Catering Gig at 10 Chimneys in Milwaukee

I am excited to report that I have been asked to cater a Garden Party Dinner at the beautiful 10 Chimneys (http://www.tenchimneys.org/) Estate on July 18. The menu is still being finalized, but it will feature some of my favorite dishes that I have prepared over the years. 10 Chimneys is a Milwaukee institution. I…… Continue reading Catering Gig at 10 Chimneys in Milwaukee

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Grilling Hanger Steak vs Skirt Steak

Skirt steak and Hanger steak are tasty, tender and under-utilized cuts of beef. They are two cuts of meat you need to get from your butcher. It is doubtful that it will be in a package in a refrigerated case with the strip steaks and ground beef. Hanger steaks are somewhat small and you only…… Continue reading Grilling Hanger Steak vs Skirt Steak