Youtube: How Soy Sauce is Made


If you’ve never seen it before – take a look at the process for making soy sauce.  I’ll be honest, when it’s fermenting it doesn’t look very delicious!

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Doh! Perfect Deep Dish Pizza Crust

I discovered my favorite pizza dough recipe on a few years ago.  It’s quick, easy, and bakes very nicely.

Start off by combining all your dry ingredients in a food processor:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 package dry yeast

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Smoked Sweet Corn

The smoker isn’t just for meats.  When you smoke sweet corn not only does it come out perfectly cooked but it also evolves the taste something fantastic.

Easy prep work, a perfect side dish that will bring you back for more.  Read on to see how it was done. Continue reading

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Kafta, or kofta is one of my favorite ground beef based meals.  Loads of flavor with only a little bit of prep work.  I made everything in my food processor.

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Epic Leftover Lunch: Cuban Pork Sandwich

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After making the pre-marinated apple bourbon pork loins the other night, I had some of it left over. One of my weaknesses is a good Cuban sandwich. There’s just something about the crunch of the bread mixing with the tang of the mustard, rich melted cheese, the sweet smoky flavor of the ham and the savory goodness of the roasted pork. It’s comfort food at its finest. I might not have had the ingredients on hand to make a traditional Cuban, but I’d like to think I did well with what I had.

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Apple Bourbon Pork Loin

Extreme closeupApple Bourbon marinated pork tenderloin. It sounds pretty fancy. Sounds like something you’ll put some serious time into. That really wasn’t the case. I did very little in the way of preparation for this meal other than warm the grill up and peel the pork loin out of a wrapper. Let’s face it, you can’t cook something truly epic every night of the week. Sometimes after a long day at work you just need something quick and good that wasn’t microwaved. Tonight was one of those nights for me. So with that in mind, I decided to cook some pre-marinated pork loins.

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I love hummus. It’s such a versatile thing. It can be a meal, a side, a condiment, an appetizer, anything really. When Nate and I got together to make Kofta one night, I decided to make a batch of hummus from scratch to go with it.

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Smoked Turkey

Well, it took less time than anticipated to unleash a smoked meal post here at Cook Until Epic. I had my parents over a few weeks back for a dinner I prepared on the smoker.  Mom enjoyed it enough that the next time I talked to her she asked if I thought I could smoke a turkey.  I said I’d love to.  Her response?  “Good, because I just bought a 20lb bird!”.  Looked like I was cooking dinner for Mother’s Day.

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Kitchen Hardware: Smoker Edition

It’s time to pay tribute to one of the greatest contributors to epic meals. The transformation that occurs when food is smoked cannot be matched by any other cooking method.

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Movie Theater Popcorn: The Secret to Making it at Home

It’s difficult to deny that movie theater popcorn is the best.  When I figured out that it could be recreated at home for a fraction of the cost at the concession stand, I knew I would never microwave another bag again.

Not only can it be made at home, but it’s easy!  The trick is in the ingredients. Continue reading

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