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Smoked Reverse Seared Cowboy Steak

I’ve been seeing Cowboy steaks on tv lately, and was really intrigued.  I’ve been telling my wife how I really want to try to cook one, so she surprised me with one for Father’s Day.

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Liberty Boy – 72/100 David Gaughran

Overview: I was requested to review this book as the publicist told me it was reminiscent of Ken Follett, one of my favorite authors.  I didn’t really see very many similarities between Follett’s writing and Gaughran’s writing, but it was … Continue reading

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Artemis Fowl – 89/100 Eoin Colfer

Overview: This is another book in the top 200 books that I got from my friend Sarah.  I didn’t know anything going into this book and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it.  It was a very short … Continue reading

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The Alchemist – 82/100 Paulo Coelho

Overview: A friend Sarah (Critiquing Chemist) sent me a list of 200 books everyone should read (Book List), so on my current work trip I decided to knock a couple out.  I had seen The Alchemist in airport book stores … Continue reading

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Crooked Kingdom 88/100 Leigh Bardugo

Overview: Crooked Kingdom picks up shortly after Six of Crows.  We follow back up with Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Nina, Jesper, Wylan, and now Kuwei.  In Six of Crows, we get glimpses of the main characters, but we don’t really get a good idea of … Continue reading

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Smoked Prime Rib

Hey guys, I made smoked prime rib over the weekend and it turned out great.  This is a really easy recipe and it tastes really good.

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The Obelisk Gate 85/100 – N. K. Jemisin

Overview: The Obelisk Gate picks right up where The Fifth Season left us and we finally find out what Nassun has been up to.  I’ve been really busy lately so I haven’t been able to post, but I just got … Continue reading

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