Steve Cylka

I live in Toronto with my wife and three kids. I love to grill, smoke, bake, roast, fry .... anything that allows me to make good food!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies-10

There are certain flavour combinations that work so well together that it seems like they were meant to be combined. One of those pairs is chocolate and mint. I love absolutely anything that has mint and chocolate together. It is easily one of my favourite kinds of ice cream and mint hot chocolate is wonderful as well. Mint Aero chocolate bars, York ...

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Thai Pork and Cashew Red Curry

Thai Pork and Cashew Red Curry-4

Anytime I go out to a Thai restaurant I face a dilemma. I know that I will get a curry dish, but struggle to decide whether it will be a green curry or red curry. Both are delicious and each have their own unique flavour. Generally, I prefer green curry with chicken and red curry with seafood. Mussels in a ...

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Oven Baked Drunken Side Ribs

Oven Baked Drunken Side Ribs-3

I absolutely love ribs and while I usually prepare them in my smoker or grill, there are times that I cook them in the oven. It’s funny, cause each time I do make ribs in the oven, I am surprised at both how simple it is and how the ribs are super tasty. Baking ribs in the oven over a ...

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Peach Crumble Smoothie


I love fresh peaches, especially when they are in season. One of my favourite peach dishes is a crumble. To be fair, I like any crumble as the combination of the fruit with the sweet oat topping is incredible. This smoothie takes all that is great about a peach crumble and turns it into a healthy drink. The peach crumble ...

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Bradley Smart Smoker Review


Any day that a new smoker arrives on my doorstep is a great day! Recently, I got the brand new smoker made by Bradley and was very excited to give it a try. I love my Bradley Smokers and have been privileged enough to work with them developing recipes using… Bradley Smart Smoker Review Bradley Smart Smoker Review 2016-10-18 Steve ...

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Smoked Chorizo Burgers


Fresh Mexican chorizo is made from ground pork and has a deep blend of Mexican seasonings. Quite versatile, chorizo is great used in many dishes. One of my favourite ways to use chorizo is for grilling burgers. Chorizo burgers are incredible and excellent with fresh sliced tomatoes, avocado and some cheese. Instead of grilling, these chorizo burgers were smoked and ...

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Louisiana Shrimp Creole


Shrimp creole is one of my favourite dishes, and I remember my father making it when I was a kid. Oh the memories it brings back. This was probably one of the few dishes I first learned how to prepare when I started to cook on my own. Shrimp creole is of Louisiana origin. There are many dishes in this ...

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Bradley Smoker Carving Kit

bradley carving kit

I love accessories for my smokers and grills and the new Bradley Smoker Carving Kit is one of my new favourites. This kit comes with an 8″ butcher knife, 5.5″ boning knife, carving fork, 2 stage sharpening tool and digital thermometer. Each of these tools are something that I regularly use and are a smart collection of accessories. Every smoker ...

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Nespresso Limited Edition Capsules – Brazil and Columbia!

Nespresso Brazil and Columbian

I love my Nespresso machines. Yes I said machines. I have both a Nespresso Prodigio (review to go up in the coming days – but let me just say, it is awesome!), and the VertuoLine. Both get used a lot in our house as we enjoy the coffee that can be made in the VertuoLine and the many espresso capsule roasts ...

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A Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Idea

Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal-5

As a food blogger, I like to make homemade meals, using wholesome ingredients. Quite often, the dinner meal is unique, as I work to develop a new recipe for the website. But, like any family, life is busy and there are times when there is no time to prepare a home cooked meal. With evening commitments like taking the kids ...

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