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Chili Spiced, Garlic Stuffed Pork With Peppers And Onions

It started simple enough. The day, as it unfolded, was young and full of promise, including the weather. High skies, as the saying goes, as blue as that polyester suit I still have hanging in my closet, with the white buttons and matching pinstripe trim. The sky was accompanied by a slow, gentle, but steady […]

Cherry Smoked Guajillo Pepper And Mexican Vanilla Ribs

Cherry Smoked Guajillo Pepper And Mexican Vanilla Ribs

It must’ve been almost noon when I decided to mosey on out to fire up the smoker. Shorts and a t-shirt were the dress of choice, as the impending storm and dropping temps were still a ways away from once again changing our seasons within the same 24 hour period. Complemented by hickory chunks and […]

BBQ Goodness, Family Get Togethers, and a T-Rex After Party

It was in the tradition of an old school “Sunday Supper” at Grandma’s house, complete with too much food, stories of the past, and plans and dreams for the future. When our family, that is currently spread out literally from coast to coast, was able to meet in the middle and sit down for a […]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Steak Stix

It was one of those ideas that just wouldn’t go away. Stuck like a peanut butter nugget on the roof of a puppy’s mouth. “What if?” I asked myself. I get different and sometimes unusual ideas on a regular basis, and somewhere between those ideas that I wouldn’t dare say out loud, and those that […]

Slow Smoked Stuffed Pork Roast

Winter can be a lonely time for a backyard pit jockey. The surrounds are barren, nature’s activity and the sounds associated with them are muted, only available in short, fleeting bursts. Greenery has given way to the expected dormancy. And the usual backyard conversations and laughter are all but non-existent. All of these better weather accompaniments […]

Sundae Ribs, When Sweet Meets Heat.

The meat-on-grill smells were free and plentiful this day. The mixture of apple and cherrywood provides an ever-changing smoke shape billowing from this backyard, wood eating beast like America’s first steam engine chugging down the rail to the next scheduled destination. That destination would do well to include ribs, my friend, and they will be a might […]

Pecan Smoked Jerk Pork with Grill Roasted Beets

Water droplets hung like lingering teardrops from a bad relationship. It was, of course, the rains. Day after day, sometimes heavy, sometimes like today. Just a swirling mist that mimics an ocean spray. Not biblical proportions mind you, but enough that area residents have started counting the days. Enough also, that an habitual griller can’t simply […]

Thoughts Become Things, And I’m Thinking About Ribs…

I suppose if a person had their druthers, everyday would be like this one. The sun smiling down on the spring garden, the sound of water following its gravity fed life down the walls of the fountain, and a slight breeze, just enough for the grape leaves to offer a gentle morning wave as I walked […]

Glazed Boneless Pork Rib End

I opened the refrigerator and stared aimlessly into the light. It may actually have turned into a Poltergeist-like situation had I not been distracted by the big hunk of pork staring back at me. A large, dense boneless rib end, just waiting to be pampered, rubbed, sauced and smoked. An that’s just what I planned […]

The Long Smoke: A Pulled Pork Story

It was finally time. Long overdue, mind you. The burning inside this pit master had been smoldering far longer than the pork butt was to be on the smoker. But today that was all going to change. It was time to scratch that itch, so to speak. It was time for the long smoke. Our Midwest summer days are now full […]