Homemade Hickory Smoked Bacon

Fully Cooked Bacon

There is nothing in this world that is tastier than Bacon!  I used to think that all bacon was pretty much the same.  Oh, how wrong I was.  After making my own bacon, I can no longer eat that stuff that passes for bacon in the big box grocery stores.  Homemade bacon is the best thing that I have ever made.  No joke!  It is like the angels opened the heavens and delivered it to me.  It is so fantastic.  It is a must try.

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The Best Memorial Day Recipes

Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Happy Memorial Day 2016! First and foremost, I want to thank all of the soldiers and veterans out there. Because of you guys and gals we can enjoy our freedom and we have the ability to celebrate Memorial Day. Thank You!

Memorial Day is the official start of the summer and nothing screams summer like, BBQ and grilling! To help out with your outdoor party, I have compiled a few tips, tricks and our best Memorial Day recipes to share with you all!

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Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

There is no dessert out there, that screams bbq, better than banana pudding. If you go to any hardcore bbq joint in the south they will have a banana pudding. It is a great dessert that is cool, refreshing and balances out the smoke of the main dish. So I decided that I had to have an awesome banana pudding in my repertoire. This banana pudding is amazing and I hope that you get a chance to make it for yourself.

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Texas Brisket Wrapped in Butcher Paper

Texas brisket

I have been cooking a lot of brisket lately.  It is my favorite bbq meat.  I guess I am a Texan at heart.  However, I have been cooking a standard competition style brisket in order to perfect my craft.  But sometimes you just want to cook something different.  So I decided I should try a … Read moreTexas Brisket Wrapped in Butcher Paper

How to turn a gas grill into a smoker!

How to Turn a Gas Grill into a Smoker

Gas grills have a lot of fans.  I have one and really love it.  They are quick to heat up, provide a nice searing surface and are easy to maintain.  What they lack in aroma and flavor they more than make up for in convenience.  However, what if you could add flavor and aroma to … Read moreHow to turn a gas grill into a smoker!

How to turn your Weber charcoal grill into a smoker

Weber Grill

I love my Weber charcoal grill.  It is quite possibly one of the best outdoor cooking devices out there.  Although it is labeled a grill, it can grill, bake and smoke with little to no effort.  It is the Swiss army knife of grills.  The bonus is that you can pick up this amazing grill for … Read moreHow to turn your Weber charcoal grill into a smoker

Spatchcock Chicken – Smoked to Perfection

Spatchcocked Chicken

While Janine and Robb were here I wanted to try out my new smoker.  I purchased a slightly used Superior SS1.  It is a gravity fed cabinet smoker.  I will explain more in a further post, but for now all you need to know is that it is awesome!  I wanted to make them a … Read moreSpatchcock Chicken – Smoked to Perfection

Marinated and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

I love tomatoes!  I am the weird guy at parties that eats the cherry tomatoes in the vegetable tray.  It seems as if I am the only person that eats them.  So I decided to grill some up as a side dish.  They were delicious!  They were a tad bit tart from the balsamic vinegar making them a great side dish to accompany any grilled meat.

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Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf

I love meatloaf so I decided to break out the Weber and smoke one.  The Weber kettle is one of the most affordable and versatile bbq tools.  For $99 you can get an amazing grill and one of the best smokers around.  Since I decided to smoke this low and slow, I needed to come up with a way to keep the meatloaf moist and delicious.  To do this,  I wrapped it in bacon.  Not only does the bacon keep it moist, it adds another layer of flavor.  Bacon makes everything better!

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