Smoked Brined Split Turkey Breast

Chicken

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving! Please be sitting down for this… this year we have decided to eat out on Thanksgiving Day. I know… I know… but my in-laws are in town and they wanted to spend quality time with Mrs. Buddha and me. However, I didn’t want this time of year to pass without cooking […]

Braised Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Beef

Hello again! I love it when Fall takes hold and the air is crisp and cool. As the weather gets chilly I like cooking heartier dishes with the intent on elevating comfort food.  I got my hands on some beautiful grass fed organic beef short ribs from The Organic Butcher of McLean and was instantly […]

Smoked Spicy Korean Spare Ribs

Pork

I was having dinner with a friend of mine last week and for the appetizer we shared a plate of Korean Hot Wings. Now I have had plenty of hot wings in the past but these were off the charts good. I found myself thinking about this sauce for days after eating the wings from […]

SuckleBusters Spare Ribs

Pork

When the founder of SuckleBusters (Dan Arnold) reached out to me to try some of their products I said yes right away. How could I say no to a company named “SuckleBusters”?! The name originated from a mythical ride Dan’s daddy told him about at the East Texas State Fair when Dan was a little kid. The ride never existed […]

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 […]

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Chicken

Last Friday July 29, 2016 was National Chicken Wing Day! As some of you may remember I participate with several Big Green “Eggsperts” cooking and writing for another blog: Big Green Brotherhood. To celebrate this great food holiday, we were eager to cook our favorite chicken wing recipes last weekend and share them with you. This […]

How to Cook a Turbo Brisket Flat

Beef, Featured

Sunday is shopping day at the Buddha household. On this particular Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to find a brisket flat on sale in the butcher department. If you do not know what a brisket flat is, it is one of two muscles that make up a whole packer brisket. The other muscle is the […]

Big Green Egg Baby Back Ribs

Pork

I love a good challenge and coming home from the Kentucky Derby last week I was presented with one. My son was away for the weekend as well and returned with news that he had eaten ribs that were better than mine (yes… my son can be a bit too honest at times). He went […]

Smoked Leg of Lamb on the Big Green Egg

Beef, Featured

Easter is a great holiday to cook for as it is a time to be with friends and family celebrating. This year the menu featured a traditional dish but one with a twist. I decided to go with a Leg of Lamb and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. This recipe combines the low and […]

Big Green Egg High Heat Boston Butt

Featured, Pork

This weekend came to a close with my son and daughter (and their significant others) coming over for an afternoon of games, cigars, and BBQ! To feed all of these hungry faces I wanted to make Pulled Pork BBQ but didn’t have enough time to go low and slow. So, I decided to try a new cooking technique […]