Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Moist Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this cornbread.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Roast Pork Butt Recipe

Roast Pork Butt

Excuse us, but we’re too preoccupied stuffing our pieholes with roast pork butt to say anything. Hey, anyone seen the napkins?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 10 H
  • 4
Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

“This fried chicken recipe is SPECTACULAR.” That’s what folks are saying about this fried hen with a creamy, peppery white bbq sauce.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 4
Candy S'mores Recipe

Candy Bar S’mores

Summer just got lovelier thanks to these candy bar s’mores. (S’mores purists may scoff, but that’s cool. More for us.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub Recipe

Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Imagine how guests will size up your grilling prowess after this.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Fire and Smoke Cookbook

Coffee Rub

“This coffee rub is AMAZING!” “Best coffee rub EVER!!!” That’s what folks are saying about this coffee rub. Sorta makes you want to try it, huh?

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Pecorino Potato Chips Recipe

Homemade Potato Chips With Pecorino

Easy to make. Good with beer. Perfect for parties. Sorta makes us think we’re back in college. Beer pong, anyone?

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Grilled Trout Recipe

Grilled Trout

Nothing is more romantic than cooking grilled trout in the open air. Well, maybe that’s a stretch. Still, it’s a damn good recipe.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 8
Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Beer Can Chicken

A whole hen plunked unceremoniously on a can and cooked on the grill or in the oven. Simple and perfect.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

No sugar. No creepy preservatives. Nothing but blueberries, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, purple smiles, and requests for seconds.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 5
Homemade Cultured Butter Recipe

Homemade Cultured Butter

David recalls his first time making homemade butter and how he didn’t notice the beauty right in front of his face. Recipe included.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 46
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