Tag Archives: Because Life Is Better Wood Fired

Product Review: ORCA Coolers And Chasertini

“There ain’t nothin’ shakin’ but the leaves on the trees, And they wouldn’t shake if it wasn’t for the breeze”    George Jones “Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin” And we were grateful for that little breeze on this day. Because let me tell ya, it’s a hot one, complete with the humidity that likes to call our […]

Product Review And Giveaway: The Zeust Power Bright Barbecue Grill Light

Towards the end of a day when the sun was already beginning to pack it in, giving way to the subtle, highlighting qualities of the rising moon, the Zeust Grill Light, compliments of The Zeust Power Bright Company, arrived at my door, packaged in a shiny, sleek, easy-open box that simultaneously boasted of its brightness […]

Early Morning Smoke: Pulled Pork With A Side Of Sunrise

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Until the predawn peace was broken, meaning a few choice words were uttered after running into a small stool or something in the yard. Then I’m pretty sure the creatures were all stirring, including this years garden nemesis, our new backyard chipmunk. I’m sure he was out […]

Weeknight Quickie: Southwest Style Stuffed Peppers With Guacamole Salsa

When the sun decides to stay up longer, so do the people who enjoy the benefits of those extended hours. This time of year brings renewed energy and hopes of open windows, budding flowers, greener grass, and more productive gardens. Having a less than stellar garden season last year, I thought it best to clean […]

Salt Block Grilled Cod With Verde Sauce

It began with an unexpected beauty of a day. The sun was up and seemingly fully charged, showing improved strength on this, the official first day of spring. “Possible record breaking heat today” the voice of the weather forecaster muttered in the background. After giving the television the ol’ side eye, I meandered out in […]

Smokehouse Style Chicken Wings: The Holy Grail of Wings

Call me crazy, bu…”Hey, that’s a little quick over there buddy. It’s an expression, that’s all, just an expression. It wasn’t a request, you know“. It’s just that, unlike most people, I find, whilst thinking of the perfect chicken wing, it is indeed smoked rather than fried. Yep, that’s right, I prefer smoked chicken wings […]

Chicken Quarters, In The Spirit of the Retro Cookout

Chicken Quarters, In The Spirit of the Retro Cookout

I don’t pretend to remember a lot about my younger days, but occasionally seeing certain things will trigger a memory or two. A small fishing pond, a country road lined with hardwood fence posts and barbed wire, and then, well, there’s that whole can of spam thing, haha. But whenever I spy a pack of chicken leg […]

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Hickory Smoked Meatloaf with Sweet Potatoes On The Grill

I walked outside to see what I already knew to be true. Mother Nature, in her normal, yearly ways, rendered our backyard a cold, barren shell of itself. Every breath was now visible, like a small materializing ghost flurrying in front of my face. The greenery was all but gone, and any vegetative growth had long […]

Smoked Trout Chowder, Nature’s Bounty

We could hear it before we were actually there. The cool, crystal clear, rolling stream of Montauk State Park, making its way through and around fallen trees and rock structures, circling around in pools that reflect the beautiful surrounding landscape. The stream was loud, and seemingly, calling to us. Anticipation grew as we heeded the call, walking the path […]