Ever since I got my first smoker, I have been smoking everything but turkey. I never had the guts to try to smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of those meals that you cannot screw up. However, after this year of competitions and gaining more experience with my smoker, I wanted to try it. I must say, smoking a turkey is simple and fun. Plus, it tastes amazing. I have no idea why I have not done this sooner. Smoking a turkey opens up space in your oven for side dishes and also makes it so that your oven does not have to be on all day. With a few simple steps, your turkey will come out perfect every time.
When I used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Pasty (pronounced “Past – eee”) was king. It is a meat filled hand pie that was usually topped with gravy or ketchup. The pie was all meat and potatoes and lacked the gravy or liquid inside of a pot pie. I though this … Read moreThanksgiving (Pasty) Hand Pie