Corn and Black Bean Chili

Corn and Black Bean Chili

With the sudden drop in temperature and the start of football season, I have been craving chili.  I have made a ton of chili recipes, but wanted to create one that emphasized corn and black beans.  The combination of corn and black beans just intrigues me.  So I went through my spice cabinet and started grabbing spices. After a few changes, I got the flavor that I was craving.  This chili ended up being one the tastiest that I have made.  The addition of the corn kernels added a nice texture and flavor.  You have to try this chili.

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Smoked Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chorizo Meatballs

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chorizo Meatballs

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chorizo Meatballs is a really long name, but super accurate and perfect for this amazing appetizer.  This is an awesome appetizer that is perfect for tailgating, cookouts, sports games or any day.  The spicy, smokey and cheesey flavors are a great combination.  If you want a great appetizer and have access to an outdoor grill this recipe is for you!

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Pulled Pork Pizza

Pulled Pork Pizza

After Labor Day, I had a lot of leftover pulled pork. So I decided to use it to make my favorite dish, Pizza!  I make pizza with all of my leftovers.  However, this one was so good that I had to share.  I used my leftover sauce, some thinly sliced red onion, green pepper for crunch and of course some delicious pulled pork. It was one of the best pizzas that I have made. I love it!

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Thermapen Mk4 released today along with Timestick Giveaway!!!

Thermapen Mk4 released today along with Timestick Giveaway!!!

Today Thermoworks is releasing the new Thermapen Mk4.  This is like Christmas over here at Savory Reviews.  We love our Thermapen and Thermoworks products so much.  Just like most people can’t wait for the new Apple products, we can’t wait for new Thermoworks products.  The new Thermapen looks like the old thermapen, but has an auto-rotating screen, back-lit display and uses a common AAA battery.   No more searching for 2032 batteries.  We have AAA batteries everywhere.  The Thermapen Mk4 is going to be the coolest tool in my BBQ arsenal.  The best thing is that it is only $99.  The classic superfast thermapens are still available and have dropped in price to $79. Check out our Full Review Here!

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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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S’more Mix (AKA S’more Crack or S’more snack mix)

S’more Mix (AKA S’more Crack or S’more snack mix)

The other day I was watching TV and they were going over the history of the S’more.  It totally got me wanting one and I didn’t have a campfire handy.  So I wandered through the store and came up with a handheld way to make them for me or for a party.  The S’more Mix, still only uses three ingredients. Plus the S’more Mix comes out just as good, or dare I say, even better than the original.

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Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms

Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms

I just got a new Traeger Smoker and I really love. The model is a Traeger Texas, and it makes some mighty fine Q.  I am always working on ways to smoke more things. So when I picked up some huge mushrooms at the store, I figured that I should smoke them.   This is a pretty traditional Italian stuffed mushroom recipe, with the exception of the smoke.  I will tell you that the smoke flavor really added to the dish.  They were freaking delicious!

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Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

I love a great Greek salad.   The mixture of kalamata olives, cucumber, feta and a tangy dressing, is just downright awesome!  I have been reworking my recipes to lower my salt and calorie intake.  Who knew that years of cheese, bacon and beer would not so great on my body.  I had no clue.  Haha.  Well it has caught up with me and it is time for me to try to shred some excess calories and salt via new recipes.  The only problem is that low calorie and low sodium food usually tastes like crap.  Well I have been trying a ton of new recipes.  Most of which sucked.  So that is why I have been a little absent from the blog.  Well this recipe is a winner.  The flavors are so strong and delicious you will not miss the added salt.  The salt in the feta and olives is enough to season the entire dish.  As for calories, this recipe is not super low in calories, but it is not too shabby on calories.

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The perfect 4th of July recipes

The perfect 4th of July recipes

I love the 4th of July!  Nothing says lets go outside and have a party, like celebrating our Nation!   Happy July 4th to everyone!  Get out there and make some hamburgers and hot dogs.  If you are feeling adventurous try a few of the following.  I have prepared a list of some of my favorite summer dishes.  These dishes are delicious and will make your guests super happy!  Don’t take my word for it, ask my guests!  Haha.

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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

I am a sucker for sweet and spicy flavor profiles.  So when we had a few chicken breasts lying around and a can of pineapple chunks, I knew that I had to make kabobs.  To be honest, I have never been to Hawaii or even had traditional Hawaiian food.  So the authenticity of this dish is not purely Hawaiian, but Hawaiian in style.  These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a chicken kabob coated in a sweet and spicy sauce that takes you right to the beach.

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