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My father used to say, “Chuck doesn’t do anything in halves.” He was right: sometimes its a virtue and sometimes a curse. He and my mother taught me to cook, sometimes using cookbooks, like Julia Child's, but more frequently just winging it. This site is a roller coaster ride of recipes, articles, ingredients and anything else that involves cooking and presenting food. There is something here for everybody from beginners to experts.



Blueberry Pancakes - (Holy Grail Revealed)

I love Blueberry pancakes. I don't love ordering them in a restaurant and getting ones that are pathetic or stupidly expensive. A place we used to frequently frequent charged $6/pancake, $2 for maple syrup, and $4.50 for coffee. Two adults could be be leaving $50 poorer without even trying. Check out this recipe for great pancakes and save $$$.

A Secret technique creates blueberry pancakes with serious curb appeal. "The blueberries are out front and smack you right in the face!"

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Cooking Temps

Chicken breast 165

Chicken thigh 170 or more

Pork med well 145

Pork med 140

Rack of lamb med rare 131

Beef very rare 125

Beef rare 130

Beef med rare 135

Duck Breast 126

Salmon med 118

Disclaimer: USDA stds dictate much higher temps. To be super safe, cook everything until it is dry and crunchy