Brian’s Awesome Steak Marinade

from melskitchencafe.com

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup pineapple juice

3 garlic cloves crushed or finely minced

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and use as marinade. If marinating steaks, I marinade the meat overnight (about 12-14 hours) before grilling.

Hasselback Potatoes

5-6 medium baking potatoes

4 garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic pressed or finely minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

Coarse salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425. Put the potato on a cutting board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, making thin slices.

Arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet and sprinkle the garlic in between the slits. Scatter some butter on top of each potato (it doesn’t have to be exact – I just pinched off pieces of butter and put them on top of the potato and in random slices). Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some salt and freshly ground black pepper over the potoates.

Bake the potatoes for about one hour or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft