Category Archives: Ready Made Items From Scratch

Confluent Birthday: Stove Top Smoker Edition

There was recently a birthday here at the Confluent Kitchen. I will give you one hint.. It was mine. See, that was a good hint, right? Right?! I got some pretty rad gifts, one of them being a stove top … Continue reading

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A Confluent Kitchen First.. Dessert!

It’s not often that I foray into the world of desserts and baked goods.. Hell, it’s the first time I’ve done anything other than cheesecake.. but here we are. Confluent Boyfriend made a request for spicy salmon bowls again, so … Continue reading

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Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl? Get in my face please.

The other day I was discussing with a friend, how much I freaking LOVE japanese food. Sushi and sashimi in particular. As we were discussing, I decided that a spicy salmon rice bowl existed in my very near future. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 1: Hail Caesar.. salad…

In case you missed it somehow, it is hot as hell outside. I decided that sauce week had to go, in favor of things that didn’t involve slow cooking or using my oven. Instead, I made salad for dinner. I started with … Continue reading

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Viva la Sauce Week!!

After what could only be considered one of the crappiest days that I’ve had in a long while, I decided that the only thing that could rejuvenate my spirits was mac-n-cheese with homemade bacon bits in it. Good thing that: … Continue reading

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A Very Confluent Retrospective..

This being (ever so slightly past) my 100th post, I thought it would be a prudent time to reflect.. look back.. see what worked about my experiments, what didn’t.. what I could be doing more of.. less of.. So I … Continue reading

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The Magnum Opus of Meat Curing

.. or at least MY magnum opus. After my long wait, a rocky start last night with my slow bake.. I present to you the best freaking bacon I have ever eaten. By far. I made quite a bit, so … Continue reading

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