Last month, Hubs and I found time to sneak away to catch Alton Brown's Live Tour. While I am not a fan of the competition shows that he hosts, I have always loved Alton's quirky style and his Good Eats productions with the Food Network. He has a special way of entertaining while educating, and the stand-up, food experimentation, and music of his show did not disappoint. I urge you to consider taking it in if the tour reaches your area.
Anyway, on this Alton Brown Fan Girl high, it was only natural that I gravitated to his Corned Beef recipe when looking to prepare my own from scratch for St. Patrick's Day. We have a few briskets in the freezer from the beef we have butchered, and instead of the purchased product, I thought it might be worthwhile to make our own. I was not wrong.
To make your own, check out the recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/corned-beef-recipe.html