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Chewy Italian Ciabatta Buns

What’s everyone’s favorite from the grill? Hamburgers, of course. But the problem with hamburgers is watching your bun melt away when you put a big, thick, juicy burger on it. Ciabatta to the rescue! Ciabatta is a soft and chewy Italian roll with with plenty of big holes that will …


Pizza Margherita

When presented with an unique opportunity, you tend to take it. This happened to me last week when I was offered a time slot to do a cooking presentation at the Wausau Area Builders annual Home Show. The organizers had a hard time finding chefs for Friday, so they said: …


Men Who Cook: Braised Short Ribs

Everyone is familiar with pork spareribs. But little thought is given to the sumptuous beef short rib. Larger, meatier, and more tender than their pork counterpart; beef short ribs are a true delight. There are many methods of preparation, Korean barbecue is a familiar and notable style, but to do these pieces of meat justice, you need to braise, …


Braised Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Serendipity: A happy accident or pleasant surprise. That kind of describes this meal. I was planning to make a pork loin roast for dinner tonight, but instead of defrosting a loin roast, I managed to grab a package of loin chops. I usually buy whole loins when they go on …


Creamy Cole Slaw: A Wausau YWCA’s Guys Who Grill favorite Recipe

Despite the weekend’s cool and slightly rainy weather, we had a great time at this year’s YWCA Guys Who Grill Event. As a multi year participant of their Men Who Cook benefit, I was familiar with the format. But I didn’t realize how fun and laid back Guys Who Grill …

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