A Side Dish for The Healthy Folk!

Often, when I’m smoking ribs & pork shoulder, I do some not-so-healthy side dishes. Baked beans cooked in bacon fat anyone? Smoked mac & cheese with three types of cheese and a couple cups of heavy cream? It’s so heart-hardening delicious that you...

Caprese Salad: Where have you been all my life?

Yes, this recipe is simple. And it is something that I have never made before. Oh all the lost time. A good friend gave us some tomatoes from her garden. I already had a bunch of basil from my brother’s garden so it was time for the Caprese creation. Caprese...

Texas Smoked Brisket with Red Sauce

At a recent Kansas City Barbeque Society Event, I was introduced to Troy Black. He was the host of the competition and is quite the legend in the industry himself. Winning 1st place in over 100 of 400 competitions will codify your status. Troy has a book, “All...

Smoked Herb Butter Chicken

Last week I used the Smoker for the first time this season. It was incredible and I look forward to a summer of smoking. This weekend I will smoke a chicken. It reminded me of the first time smoking chickens: My love for the smoker grows each time I use...