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About fireandicesaltandpepper

I am a firefighter/ paramedic in the town of Sterling, MA. I have been in this field for close to 10 years. Nothing relaxes me more after a shift than coming to my kitchen, cracking a beer, and creating something amazing for dinner!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

So now that summer has come to a close and the sun sets earlier it’s time to move away from the grill and back to the oven. While I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make tonight … Continue reading

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Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork

As they days get warmer my taste inevitably turns towards that which defines the season, and for me that means BBQ! Since obtaining my smoker I have been dying to try pulled pork. Prior to today anytime I’ve made pulled … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day How do you show your love for your mother? How do you let her know you appreciate everything she has done throughout your life? The answer is simple, BBQ! What better way to welcome family over than with Smoked … Continue reading

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Burger Bacon and Batatoes

Enjoying a nice refreshing drink of Gin, White Cranberry Juice, Basil, and Cucumber, I thought it was a good night to try a new accompaniment to the all American Cheese Burger. I saw a recipe for Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes … Continue reading

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Smoking Season

It was finally a nice day today and the snow piles have melted enough that I was able to dig out the smoker! I acquired my offset smoker at the end of the fall last year and only had one … Continue reading

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Don’t Call It A Comeback…

Burnished Chicken Thigh with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips Has it really been since September since my last post? To say the last six months have been a little crazy might be a bit of an understatement, but that’s a … Continue reading

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Meat and Potatoes

It’s raining, it’s the end of summer so I may as well bust out the red meat! Dinner of the night was meatloaf, which is nothing special, just your run of the mill loaf of ground beef. For the side … Continue reading

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Brewing Beer

I’m a bit of a homebrewing hobbyist when it comes to beer. I still buy the prepackaged ingredients boxes but I experiment with them, adding a little something something here or there. Today I am brewing a chocolate stout. When … Continue reading

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Lasagna

It is finally under 90 degrees and not humid so it’s a good day for some indoor cooking. Lasagna it is! I thought I would try something a littler different today and make my own marinara sauce for the lasagna … Continue reading

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Smoked Chuck Roast

So all weekend long I’ve wanted to make something on my grill, and not just the usual burgers and brauts. That’s why tonight I decided to improvise with Smoked Chuck Roast and Grilled Vegetables.  So first things first, if you have … Continue reading

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