Easy Smoked Mac and Cheese

Sauces + Sides

Smoked Mac & Cheese is the Holy Grail of BBQ side dishes. Everyone has their own recipe, but we are all looking for the “one” that pleases your guests as much as the BBQ does. Now, if I said I have that recipe for you, and it is easy to make, would you believe me? […]

How to Grill Beef Chuck Steaks

Beef, Sauces + Sides

Sure you are used to the most popular primal cuts of beef such as rib, loin and their associated sub-primal cuts like ribeye and filet mignon. But, have you taken a deeper look at the chuck (shoulder) primal cut? If not, you should as some incredibly flavorful cuts of beef come from this section and […]

Homemade Beef Jerky Kamado Grill Style

Beef, Sauces + Sides

Great beef jerky seasoned with flavors such as garlic, hickory, and onion can be made at home. YES YOU CAN MAKE THIS AT HOME.  Using your Kamado style grill and a bottle of Jerky Gold Marinade you too will be the envy of friends and neighbors with this delicious homemade treat. Now sit back, grab […]

Kamado Style Fire Roasted Salsa

Sauces + Sides

Hello everyone and thanks for sharing in the salsa making journey with me. As some of you may know this is my second attempt at making salsa on the Big Green Egg. The first post in this series focused on smoked vegetables to make the salsa. This time I went with charred vegetables roasted directly […]

Farmers Market Smoked Salsa

Sauces + Sides

If you are anything like me you want to shop at your local farmer’s market, buy ingredients that speak to you, and go home to make something wonderful. This vision of myself is in conflict with the reality that I often stroll through the market, listen to the Bluegrass band, buy a big bag of kettle […]

Heart Shaped Mushroom Ravioli with Vodka Sauce

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Going out for Valentine’s Day is for amateurs. If you really want to show the one you love a good time cook with them at home! Of course  I can say this after taking Debbie out every Valentine’s Day and experiencing first hand the madness that ensues. Debbie and I love to cook together so being at […]

Summer Mushroom Panzanella

Beef, Sauces + Sides

Panzanella is a Tuscan salad usually made with bread and tomatoes. This recipe replaced the tomatoes with various mushrooms which really gave the Rib Eye steak a dose of umami which balanced the dining experience. This recipe for Summer Mushroom Panzanella pairs perfectly with the Rib Eye Steak with Miso Red Wine Marinade recipe I posted earlier.